Metadata Types (4.0)

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There are different Metadata Types:

  • Selection: drop-down box, containing several, user definable <item> elements.
  • Text: text field.
  • Checkbox: checkbox, can either be off ("0") or on ("1").
  • Date: Date selection via a text input field or a DatePicker.
  • Time: Time selection via a text input field.
  • DateTime: DateTime selection via text field or DateTimePicker.

All of these elements can be used as often as you want and in any possible order and combination.

Overview

All metadata elements follow the same XML structure. Each element starts with the following XML-element:

<control></control>

This element can only have one attribute ("resetAfterRecord"), which resets the Metadata Field's value after each Recording (0, means the values stays as it is. Value 1 will reset the value):

<control resetAfterRecord="1"></control>

Within this control-element you have to define the name, label, currentValue and type:

<control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>quality</name>					#use this name to address the value of this element within the ExportXML 
        <label>Quality</label>					#this name will be used to tag the element within the just:in interface (inspector)
		<currentValue>Medium</currentValue>		#sets the default value for this element
        <type class="Selection">				#defines the control type (selection, text, checkbox, etc.)
            <item>Low</item>
            <item>Medium</item>
            <item>High</item>
        </type>
</control>

Selection Box

The Selection Box Element can be used, if the just:in operator should choose from a predefined set of options.

<control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>quality</name>
        <label>Quality</label>
        <currentValue>Medium</currentValue>
        <type class="Selection">
            <item>Low</item>
            <item>Medium</item>
            <item>High</item>
        </type>
</control>

Text Box

The Text Box can be used for any element, which should contain text only.

<control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>customText</name>
        <label>Custom Text</label>
        <currentValue>Insert your text here</currentValue>
        <type class="Text" default="Insert your text here"></type>
</control>

Checkbox

The Checkbox is for any elements, which can only have two states.

<control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>special</name>
        <label>Special</label>
        <currentValue>0</currentValue>
        <type class="Checkbox">
        </type>
    </control>

Date

This element is for choosing a date.

<control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>date</name>
        <label>Date</label>
        <currentValue></currentValue>
        <type class="Date" default=""/>
</control>

Time

This element can choose a specific time.

<control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>time</name>
        <label>Time</label>
        <currentValue></currentValue>
        <type class="Time" default=""/>
</control>

DateTime

With this element a specific date and time can be defined.

<control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>datetime</name>
        <label>DateTime</label>
        <currentValue></currentValue>
        <type class="DateTime" default=""/>
</control>

Date/Time/DateTime Format

Changing the format of these metadata elements is also very easy and straightforward. In order to make this as flexible as possible, we are using the default system settings for that. To change that, open the custom format settings for “Dates” and “Times”, which can be found here:

  1. Open the macOS System Preferences and open the Date & Time Preferences Panel


  2. Open Language & Region Settings


  3. Switch to the Advanced Settings


  4. Change Dates and/or Times Format Settings here ("Full:")

StartUpXML Example

Please beware that the StartUpXML must follow the rules above, otherwise the Metadata Sets will not work correctly and can lead to unexpected behaviour.

<metadataSet>
    <name>Example</name>
    <extension>xml</extension>
    
    <control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>quality</name>
        <label>Quality</label>
        <currentValue>Medium</currentValue>
        <type class="Selection" default="2">
            <item>Low</item>
            <item>Medium</item>
            <item>High</item>
        </type>
    </control>
    <control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>customText</name>
        <label>Custom Text</label>
        <currentValue>Insert your text here</currentValue>
        <type class="Text" default="Insert your text here"></type>
    </control>
    <control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>Just_In_Custom_Date</name>
        <label>Custom Date</label>
        <currentValue>YYYY.MMM.dd</currentValue>
        <type class="Text" default="YYYY.MMM.dd"></type>
    </control>
    <control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>special</name>
        <label>Special</label>
        <currentValue>0</currentValue>
        <type class="Checkbox" default="0">
        </type>
    </control>
    <control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>date</name>
        <label>Date</label>
        <currentValue></currentValue>
        <type class="Date" default=""/>
    </control>
    <control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>time</name>
        <label>Time</label>
        <currentValue></currentValue>
        <type class="Time" default=""/>
    </control>
    <control resetAfterRecord="0">
        <name>datetime</name>
        <label>DateTime</label>
        <currentValue></currentValue>
        <type class="DateTime" default=""/>
    </control>
</metadataSet>

ExportXML Example

The ExportXML can have any possible structure. As mentioned above, the variables defined in the StartUpXML can be addressed like shown below.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

<file name="%Just_In_Clipname" path="%Just_In_Full_Clipname" duration="%Just_In_Capture_Duration" inpoint="%Just_In_Capture_Inpoint" outpoint="%Just_In_Capture_Outpoint" date="%Just_In_Custom_Date">
		
	<quality>%quality</quality>
	
	<text>%customText</text>
	
	<special>%special</special>
    
    <special>%date</special>
    
    <special>%time</special>
    
    <special>%datetime</special>
    
    <container>%Just_In_Container</container>
    
    <timecodeSource>%Just_In_Timecode_Source</timecodeSource>

    <framerate>%Just_In_Framerate</framerate>

    <aspectRatio>%Just_In_Aspect_Ratio</aspectRatio>
    
    <codec>%Just_In_Capture_Codec</codec>
    
    <audioChannels>%Just_In_Audio_Channels</audioChannels>
        
    <resolution>%Just_In_Capture_Resolution</resolution>
    
    <width>%Just_In_Capture_Width</width>
    
    <height>%Just_In_Capture_Height</height>
	
</file>