Lower part of the window

The lower part of the Metadata window is used for entering specific metadata, related to video parameters of the current clip.

The metadata is grouped in three main categories – [Video], [Mixing], and [Audio].

 

Video Metadata:

 Rescale Type – rescaling type for the video.

Rescale value– if the rescale type is Custom, then you can add a specific rescale value in this field.

Resample Type – resampling of the video bitrate. If the resample type is Custom, then you can add a specific resample value from the next field

Resample value – if the resample type is Custom, then you can add a specific resample value in this field.

ASCS (Aspect/Size conversion strategy) – this is a type of conversion of video files with a different aspect ratio than the one, set for the global playout. The values here are the same as those in the Output -> Video Setting dialog.

Field order (input) – this is the field order of the input file. If there is no info about the field order in the file, or if it is wrong, you can enter it here.

 Item input Aspect – the aspect ratio of the current clip. If there is no info about the aspect ratio of the file, or if it is wrong, you can enter the value here.

 

Mixing

This metadata is used only if a Shift Transition is selected in the Transition property tab. Here you can define the Shift Type and the Shift Direction of the “Shift” transition.

 

Audio metadata

 Language– the language of the sound

 Level – the audio level of the current clip in dB.

(!) TIP: By using audio level metadata, you can specify a different audio level for each file in the playlist.

For example, you can use it to decrease only the audio level of the commercials in the playlist.

NOTE: On playout, the clip metadata (if there is such) settings have a higher priority than the output settings, created in the Output settings dialog.

For example, if the aspect ratio in the main video output is set to 4x3, and the ASCS (Aspect/size conversion strategy) is set to “Balanced/Letterbox”. This means that if there are files with an aspect of 16x9 in the playlist, they will letterboxed at the output.

Let us assume that you have a particular file with aspect 16x9 in the playlist, which you do NOT want to be letterboxed, but rather you want it to be zoomed. Then, in the properties of this particular file, check the  ASCS check-box and select “Fullscreen/Zoom” in the respective value field.

NOTE: Values in Field order (input), as well as Item input Aspect metadata do not have any effect on the playout. These fields are connected to the file in the playlist and are used if the information for “Field order” and “Aspect ratio” of the file is not available in the file itself, or if it is wrong.