Metadata Values in Naming Conventions (4.0)

You can use Metadata Values to automatically build the filename of a Recording. You need a XML Metadata Set to continue (as explained in the parent chapter). For this case we will use the example.xml in the folder /Library/Application Support/ToolsOnAir/Just In.

This is how it will be displayed in the Inspector.

Using Metadata Values in Naming Conventions

  1. You can use each element of a Metadata Set within a Naming Preset. In the example above this would be "quality", "customText" and "special".
  2. Open the configuration panel and switch to the Naming Presets Tab. Create a new Preset and instead of using "%" + the variable name, you can use "!" + the variable name, as shown below.

  3. Now switch back to the User Interface and select the new Naming Preset and adjust the Metadata Set values. The Naming Presets variables will get changed accordingly.

This is a very easy and straightforward way to handle the file naming.