Utilizing metadata in Adobe Premiere Pro is a fantastic way to stay organized and streamline your video editing workflow.
Metadata is descriptive information about a file. Video and audio files already contain a certain amount of basic metadata information, including file name, type, size, path, date, and duration. You can add metadata information to clips using Premiere Pro’s Metadata panel.
If you work with a lot of media assets, or work with a group of other editors (or both), metadata can help you immensely. By adding information to video and audio assets, you can quickly and easily find the information at a later time with a simple keyword search. Let’s take a closer look at how and why to use metadata in Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Here’s some user feedback from readers about metadata use:
- I recently worked on a project that had over 200 short dramatic scenes and a matching number of on-camera instructor intros and outros and instead of taking the raw media and organizing it into bins, I instead made use of the metadata panel. I added scene, take and good take data to all of the raw media (a five day shoot) and then the edit process was simplified by doing scene number searches. The power of the metadata panel is extraordinary for projects involving a lot of media. A footnote to that project is that I taught the DIT to use the metadata panel and now they’re prepping for edit in the field thereby saving a ton of time.
- Add a camera angle description to multiple clips at once to build a multicam quickly
- Add comments, scene numbers, client names, etc. to make everything searchable.