7 thoughts on “Thoughts on the (near) future of Metadata”

  1. I know there’s an app out, or about to be out, for the iPad that is a clapper app, which shows a bar code, which you can then use the desktop co-app to match the metadata from the clapper to your video automatically. I love where this technology is going, and am excited to see what y’all will come up with during this project. And what you may release as commercial products as a result of this project.

  2. Metadata’s nothing new to experienced film editors who once logged extremely fine detail into master codebooks, and for the same reasons, to find stuff quickly, either on the job or in archive. What bothers me is how it’s being slapped in your face by apps like FCPX as toylike aspects such as “collections” “favorites” after ingest.

    The work sequence many of us trained in adds metadata well before cutting. FCPX in particular won’t let you prelog before transfer because it’s file based; capture is no longer LOG and capture, which was another misstep which flips the bird to the vets– you’re saddled with it after ingest, when normally you want to cut. This is why many of us avoid FCPX. Its architecture is half-baked and dislexic to boot.

    But much of what you describe is useful.

    1. I wish more people would have logged in detail, but the reality is it’s been a few and not often for the last decade as the industry has exploded in size.

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