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Offline StanleyLeary

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Video files & Metadata
« on: August 07, 2021, 07:00:15 AM »
I work with a few organizations using PhotoShelter.

While I can add information using Photo Mechanic Plus to tag all the fields almost none of it is readable by PhotoShelter. Their system doesn't seem to let you have sidecar files.

My clients like Photo Mechanic with tagging photos, but video right now is not working. If Photo Mechanic at the moment cannot solve this problem is there another solution for them?

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Offline Mick O (Camera Bits)

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Re: Video files & Metadata
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2021, 06:30:39 PM »
I can't say for sure if there is a tool out there that will add video metadata that PhotoShelter can read.  One may exist, but PhotoShelter's own documentation suggests that they have implemented their own proprietary video metadata schema.


4. Video doesn’t have standardized metadata fields, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your videos searchable.
Unlike still images, video does not (yet) have standardized metadata fields. But in PhotoShelter, we’ve created some basic fields to help make your video files, as well as your audio files, Adobe InDesign files, Microsoft Office documents, etc., searchable.

The lack of standards for video metadata is becoming irksome for lots of people at this point. All the solutions that I know about are pretty much app-specific or at least always in a sidecar, but I would be happy to be wrong.

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