One of the most powerful features in EditReady is the ability to view and edit the metadata contained in your files. You can access metadata for a clip by selecting the clip and then choosing Edit Metadata from the Clip menu, or by pressing Command-2 on your keyboard.

Browsing Metadata

Metadata may include camera settings like F-Stop, Iris, and Shutter, as well as items like Location (if your camera has GPS), media serial numbers, or even diagnostic data.

In some cases, there may be multiple entries for a single category of metadata. For example, your camera may store a Creation date in a variety of places throughout the file. If the values within the key don't match, EditReady will display Conflicting Values and provide a disclosure triangle to reveal the individual entries. If you'd like to unify all of these entries with a single value, click the checkbox to the right of the value you'd like to preserve. Any other value will be replaced.

If your camera includes GPS data in the metadata, those fields will have a PinπŸ“ icon, allowing you to view the clip location on a map.

Some metadata is intended only for use by the camera manufacturer during troubleshooting. So it may appear as simply a string of numbers or letters within EditReady.

Editing Metadata

To edit an entry, simply double click and begin typing. Depending on the field, EditReady may enforce requirements on the type of information you can enter (for example, date fields may only contain a valid date).

Adding Metadata

To add a new entry click the add metadata icon in the upper-right corner of the Metadata window. You'll be able to select from a variety of categories and metadata keys. Some metadata keys will restrict the types of data you can enter (for example, timecode entries must be valid timecode values).

Keys that already exist in your file will be disabled from the Add Metadata screen.

Removing Metadata

To remove a metadata entry, click βž– to the right of the entry.

Global Metadata

EditReady allows you to set metadata across a set of files with a single operation. From the Metadata menu, select either Set Metadata for All or Set Metadata For Flagged. Select a category and metadata key, and then enter a value. This value will be set across all of the target files, and will replace any existing values for that key.

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