… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1607: Add Metadata to Videos in Compressor

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Metadata can be read by many different applications, as well as asset managers.

Custom metadata fields that can be added to any ProRes, MP4, MP3 or QuickTime movie.

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You can use Apple Compressor to add metadata (labels) to your videos during compression using Compressor. Here’s how.

  • Import one or more files into Apple Compressor.
  • Select the file name in the Job list, not the compression setting.
  • In the Job Inspector (top red arrow in screen shot), scroll down to the Metadata menu (bottom red arrow).
  • Click it and select as many custom fields as you need.

NOTE: No, you can’t add fields that aren’t on this list. However, you can import an XML Property List, if you know how to create XML files.

Metadata can be added to ProRes, MP4, MP3 and QuickTime files.


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