Custom Metadata Fields

Silverstack offers a set of six outstanding flexible metadata fields. Like most of the available metadata fields in the Silverstack library, the fields Custom 1…6  can be used freely to add information to the clips. However, these special fields also allow an individual title to reflect their intent, e.g. “Comments from script supervisor”. The custom titles are displayed in the Silverstack library’s main table header and the general info and help stay organized.

Custom Field in the Silverstack library

The default titles “Custom 1”, “Custom 2”, … can be adjusted in the projects preferences and can be set for each project individually.

Custom field titles in the project preferences

 

Using Custom Fields to Read Additional Metadata

Renaming the custom field titles in the Silverstack preferences with certain keywords will make them receive indicated metadata from supported clips.

Available Keywords

  • “TC UBits” or “UBITS”
    • Gets the timecode user bits information from audio clips
  • “Audio Comment”
    • Gets the audio note/comment from audio clips
  • “ISO”
    • Additionally read ISO value from Sony clips

Custom field titles are always case insensitive.

Import Metadata

When importing metadata renaming the custom fields is helpful to get additional metadata, see also Import Metadata from Zoelog