T3 Metadata Editor Feature Demos

 

 

Introduction

The T3 Metadata Editor is primarily a tool to save descriptive information against segments of content. You’ll see in the demonstrations that there are quite a few features and functions, but they are all intended to log, save, search, and export data about the moment to moment occurrences in longform content.

We use the tool every day with a distributed workforce and participating clients themselves logging basketball games, movies, television shows, news, and more. We make the data searchable inside their own digital content libraries, instantly salable in our footage store, and even accessible through the same powerful search engine by way of our APIs.

This product guide will walk you through the basics. The following feature descriptions are from our most recent software releases. Come back to this page often as we will publish new walkthroughs at the top of the page as the features get released.
 


 

 

 

The Player

The version of the Global Player inside the Editor is slightly different from the clip details version that you might be familiar with. It has a more advanced timecode viewing and entry feature, capable of measuring durations in DF, NDF, frames, seconds, as well as arbitrary offsets from zero. It also has a button that disconnects it from the other functional elements of the page but leaves the playback features intact.
 


 
Keyboard Shortcuts
k = Pause
p = Play
k + (tap) L = Step Forward 1 frame
k + (tap) j = Step Back 1 frame
k + (hold) L = Slo-Mo Forward
k + (hold) j = Slo-Mo Back
Space = Toggle Play/Stop
u = Focus on player (the blue indicator around the player lets you know that you can apply these hotkeys)

 

 

Fast Logging

Fast Logging is the preferred metadata entry method, especially when entering multiple overlapping entries simultaneously. There are two pieces that make up Fast Logging. One is the editor. This is a text edit feature that lets users dictate the timeline that data is entered against, the method of entry - normalized lists, buttons, free text, and the type of entry - continuous or discrete segments. The other piece is the entry itself. Once the user has built a data entry table in the “edit” view, saving the entry produces a logging display that allows the user to set in points click or type to apply descriptive values, and save back to the browser session with incredible speed.