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Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #119553

Hi,

I'm new to editing so forgive the naivety of my question.

How can I add the video information that show in the clip organizer columns?

For example: How can I add (description, who , Reel ID , Notes,... etc) myself?



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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #119554

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Hello and welcome!

Some of the metadata fields are editable others with media specific content aren't.

You can change metadata from within the file browser (F5), click in the specific field and edit. (*)

Please note: Some of those fileds are used for the "Find clips to fill edit" method. One of those fields is "Reel-ID".

EDIT: (*)
Or, maybe sometimes more convenient, from the Filecard of a player/recorder window (F4).
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #119560

Perfect! Thanks a lot for the quick answer.

Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120500

As an addendum question, how can one update multiple clips as a batch to change, for instance, the reel ID to the same new value?

Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120504

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I guess that's not possible from within Lightworks.
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120508

Is there a Lightworks file I could hack to do that?

Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120514

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I believe that the information is stored in .ed5 files related to each clip in the project folders.

The .ed5 file format is proprietary and as far as I know not publsihed. To try to hack that means to do lots of reverse engineering and it implies a high risk to damage things because of unknown internal dependencies.

I would never do that!

It's easier to invest some more time while planning your projects.
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120515

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As a Pro user you could probably use the Retrofit feature to do that - don't have the time to double check and explain further that right now - if you search the forum for Retrofit there have been recent conversation about how to use it - don't know if forum searches are case sensitive - might try retrofit as well.
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120535

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.. found a discussion related to Retrofit that contains, as far as I can understand, descriptions how to apply here.
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120547

Thanks. I tried retrofitting in a particular bin, both with a "logging" database and backup archive (both are CSV .odb files).

Unfortunately, the Retrofit function appears to use Reel ID as part of the match function even within a bin with unique clip Names, so it can't match to the entries in the modified database since Reel ID is the one variable I'm changing.
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120550

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Ok, checked that a few minutes ago:

With Lightworks shut down it is possible to change Reel-ID manually in corresponding field of the .odb file of a project. After a restart Lightworks shows the modified fields.

An external program may make use of that.

Don't know when .odb.backup is used, when you leave LW both files are the same.

EDIT:
This seems to be true for all editable fields in the file browser but obviously not for the fields in the file card, they are store somewhere else.

Caution: There are hidden file dependencies, not visible in .odb file, which cause inconsistencies when .odb content is manually changed.
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120552

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Yes, wasn't sure if it could be done as a Retrofit.

You can also do it with the bleeding obvious - the search/replace function - display a bin of only those shots you want to chnage - Search/Replace from the cogs menu.

Attribute - Reel number
Search for - *
Replace with - (your choice)
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120610

Thank you! That's way easier I didn't even know to look there (I'm new to some of this).

Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120611

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I didn't even know to look there (I'm new to some of this).

.. and I was so focused to the idea to find a batch that I forgot about search and replace.

Please take my excuse for some misleading information I posted above.
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Re: Adding media information. 1 year, 9 months ago #120616

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Don't beat yourself up hugly. There are usually so many ways to do things that it's often easy to overlook what RWAV termed "the bleeding obvious". We've all done it.
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