network sound library metadata question

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Rick van den Berg

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network sound library metadata question

PostThu Oct 11, 2018 11:43 am

So i have a lot of sound effects stored on my network RAID-system. also alot of sub-sub-sub folders.

it was easy to connect the root including the subfolders in resolve with the press of a button, really great, love it already.

when im looking for specific sound effects, i can get them within seconds, or at least, when i remember the file names correctly.

but for example, a folder is called ''ambience'' and contains completely irrelevant filenames like ''space'', or ''alone''.

is there a way to give all those files a description/genre so it shows up when i search for ''ambience''?

i know you can add metadata after importing the files, but will they be ''baked'' in the files itself?
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Re: network sound library metadata question

PostThu Oct 11, 2018 12:24 pm

Rick van den Berg wrote:is there a way to give all those files a description/genre so it shows up when i search for ''ambience''?
i know you can add metadata after importing the files, but will they be ''baked'' in the files itself?
Resolve's Sound Library feature set does not currently extend to metadata management, as it merely reads existing metadata embedded within the source audio file (currently limited to File Name metadata. Description and other standard descriptive metadata embedded within the BEXT, LIST-INFO, or iXML chunks are not read).

Resolve's Clip Metadata panel does not inject metadata in to source files either. Any Metadata added within the panel is currently only accessible within Resolve, and will not be injected in to the audio file when exporting from Resolve.

Third party tools (e.g. SoundMiner or Basehead), are still required to edit existing metadata, or to inject new metadata in to source audio files.
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Re: network sound library metadata question

PostFri Oct 12, 2018 7:00 am

thats helpful, thanks. guess ill try one of those.
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Re: network sound library metadata question

PostFri Oct 12, 2018 10:47 am

i've downloaded this app: https://www.mp3tag.de/en/index.html

there's a bunch different tags i can add to the file with this app, like comment, mood, genre, and 100 more categories, but none of these are recognized by resolve so far.

but as you said ''Description and other standard descriptive metadata embedded within the BEXT, LIST-INFO, or iXML chunks are not read''
That implies it can't be done.

but on the other hand, there's a clear dropdown menu with ''description'' to search for, so i guess there has to be some way to add something useful?
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Re: network sound library metadata question

PostFri Oct 12, 2018 12:36 pm

Rick van den Berg wrote:but as you said ''Description and other standard descriptive metadata embedded within the BEXT, LIST-INFO, or iXML chunks are not read''
That implies it can't be done.
While you are able to populate those Broadcast Wave file chunks with metadata using a 3rd party solution, Resolve does not currently read those chunks.

The Sound Library within Resolve 15, currently only reads the File name.

It’s still good practice to embed as much descriptive metadata as possible, when Resolve begins reading those chunks in future versions.
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Re: network sound library metadata question

PostMon Oct 15, 2018 6:05 am

thanks. guess ill just keep embedding stuff for hopefully the near future :)

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