Final Cut Pro X: Metadata overview

Metadata overview

You can view and change the information associated with a clip, referred to as a clip’s metadata. Metadata includes information about a clip’s source media files as well as information you add to a clip, such as notes.

In Final Cut Pro, you work with three types of metadata:

  • Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) data: Information recorded by the camera and stored in the media at the time it was shot, such as camera make and model, file size, color profile, and bits per sample.

  • International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) data: Standardized data used by media organizations to embed keywords, captions, copyright notices, and other information in the media files themselves.

  • Final Cut Pro metadata: Data you apply to clips within Final Cut Pro, such as clip name, ratings, and keywords.

You can create your own combinations of metadata, called metadata views, to display with your clips. You can either create new metadata views or modify the ones that come with Final Cut Pro. For more information, see Modify metadata views.

Published Date: Mar 22, 2019
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