Metadata Views & Fields Userguide

With Accurate.Video you can decide exactly which metadata values that you want to present when you open an asset and click on the metadata tab. To make this possible we have created a solution called “Metadata views”

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Note that all features and functions described in this guide may not be included in the version you are currently using.

Metadata Views can be found under the settings tab, and when you click on “Create metadata view” a modal opens and you are taken to the first of three steps to create your own personalized metadata experience.

Step 1: Select metadata fields


In the first step you begin by selecting which metadata fields that you want to include for your custom metadata view. All available default metadata fields are shown in a list, but you can narrow down the list by using the search field or by only showing metadata fields of a certain type with the help of a dropdown.

A counter is also included to help you keep track of how many metadata fields that you have selected. With the “Select all” checkbox you can select all metadata fields available at once. Additional metadata fields to choose from can also be included to the list with the “Create metadata fields” function that we will explain later in this guide.

When you have decided which fields to include in your custom metadata view you simply click on the “Next” button to advance to the second step.

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Step 2: Customize view


The second step lets you decide the precise order that you want your metadata fields to be presented in. All the fields you selected in the first step are automatically categorized in different groups depending on their type, but within the groups you can choose exactly what order the metadata fields should be. You can change order with the “arrow” buttons up and down.

You can also change what the name of the metadata field should be displayed as during this step by changing the name under the “Displayed as” column. This can be a great way to customize the metadata view to suit your personal workflow.

Proceed to the third step by clicking on the “Next” button.

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Step 3: Set properties


The last thing to do before everything is completed is to give the metadata view a name and a description. Notice that you can toggle back and forth between previous steps by clicking on them at the top of the modal or using the “Back” button. This is a good way to make sure you have not forgotten anything important.

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When you are satisfied with the name and the description you simply click on the “Create” button in the bottom right corner and then the new metadata view you created is added to the list of metadata views. Click on the “more” options button next to the name of the metadata view and then “Set as active” to make your custom metadata view the new standard for presenting metadata for all users. Notice that you can only have one metadata view active at a time.

The options menu also gives you the opportunity to edit your metadata views, duplicate them, set them as active view or delete them.

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Metadata Fields


In addition to being able to create your own metadata views, you also have the possibility to create your own custom metadata fields and add them to your metadata views. This is a good way to tailor the presentation of your metadata even further.

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This function can also be found under the settings tab, and when you click on “Create metadata field” a modal opens up that looks like this:

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As seen in the image above you are required to insert a valid metadata key and a label. The metadata key is the key for an existing metadata value available. It is also a good idea to add a description about the metadata field you are about to create. With the help of the dropdowns at the top you also have the possibility to specify the metadata source, how the metadata field is stored and how it should be displayed in the metadata tab.

From this modal you can also add an expected metadata value. This is a very good way to compare if your assets have the correct metadata value for a particular metadata field. Click on the “Add expected metadata value” checkbox to expand the modal with the expected metadata section:

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In the expected metadata value, the metadata key is the key for the metadata entry value that you are expecting this field to have (expected_value). The metadata key for the comparison boolean is the key for the metadata entry value (true or false) which states if the actual value was expected or not (expected_did_match).

No validation/comparison is done by the application.

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When you are finished with setting up your new metadata field you simply click on the “Create metadata field” button. The new metadata field will then be added to the list of metadata fields and now you can use your created metadata field and add it to a “Metadata view” as mentioned in the beginning of this guide.

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