Red Giant BulletProof

Exporting Metadata to Other Applications

An important part of working with metadata is BulletProof's ability to transfer metadata to other applications. We specifically focus on supporting metadata transfer to Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7. However, the metadata is readable by any application that can read XMP data.

BulletProof supports the transfer of metadata to other applications in two ways.

  • Embed as XMP. When you export the clips, the metadata applied in BulletProof is embedded as XMP data. This Export option is important for Premiere Pro.

  • Save as XML. When you export the clips, you can save an XML file that is readable by Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X or Premiere Pro. To view the metadata, open the application, select a clip, and look at that app's Metadata window.
    If you decide to save an XML, it will live as a separate file in the same folder as your export destination.

 

 

Embed XMP & save XML file for Premiere Pro

There are two Export Options that transfer metadata to Premiere Pro. The Save Metadata Project option saves data in a separate XML file, and brings over some metadata like In/Out points. The Embed Metadata option brings over the majority of the metadata, and saves it as XMP data that is embedded in the exported clip.

NOTE: To fully transfer all supported metadata to Premiere Pro, you must select BOTH options. Here are the steps:

  1. Set up an Export Clips task.

    1. Choose the option Save metadata file for Premiere Pro. You will need to make two drop-down choices: Save and Premiere Pro.
    2. Choose the option Embed metadata.



  2. Select the clips that you want to export, and click the Start Export button. After the export is complete, you can optionally open the destination folder to view the exported footage and XML file.



  3. Select the XML file and do one of the following:

    1. Drag the XML file onto the Premiere Pro application icon to open it in Premiere, OR
    2. Double-click the XML file to open it in Premiere, OR
    3. In Premiere, import the XML file using the File> Import menu item..

  4. In Premiere, a new folder named after the catalog will be added to your Project window. Open that folder to see the imported clips.



  5. To see the metadata in Premiere Pro, open the Metadata window. Markers and In/Out points will show in the Timeline. The color metadata is baked into the file and shows in its preview.



  6. To see the BulletProof metadata that Premiere has mapped to, right-click the column headers in the Project window. Choose the Metadata Display option. The Metadata Display gives you a list of what Bulletproof can map to, and you can go into this window and tell premiere what metadata to show if it's available.


 

 

Save XML file for Final Cut Pro X

BulletProof can export an FCP XML project to transfer metadata to Final Cut Pro X.

  1. Set up an Export Clips task. Choose the option Save metadata file for Final Cut Pro X.



  2. Select the clips that you want to export, and click the Start Export button. After the export is complete, you can optionally open the destination folder to view the exported footage and XML file.



  3. Select the XML file and do one of the following:

    1. Drag the XML file onto the Final Cut Proxy application icon to open it in FCP X, OR
    2. Double-click the XML file to open it in FCP X, OR
    3. In FCP X, import the XML file using the File> Import> XML menu item..

  4. In Final Cut Pro X, a new event named after the catalog will be added to your Project window. Open that folder to see the imported clips.



  5. To see the metadata in FCP X, open the Inspector window and click the Info tab. Look through the different views, like Basic View, General View, and EXIF View. The color metadata is baked into the file and shows in its preview.




  6. In FCP X, you can create and save a custom Metadata View that displays all of BulletProof’s metadata. A custom view will let you see your metadata faster and more efficiently.

    In the Info tab, you can control-click on any Info field to delete it, and you can click on the Info drop-down to add a custom field. Or you can select the Edit Metadata Views option, and open the Metadata Views window to fully create a custom view.

    FCP X adds new BulletProof metadata fields to the available Properties list as it detects them. For example, if you import a clip with a Director value, then FCP X adds the Director property to its metadata list. From now on, that field will always be available from the custom Metadata area until you manually delete it.

 

 

Save XML file for Final Cut Pro 7

BulletProof can export an XML project to transfer metadata to Final Cut Pro 7.

  1. Set up an Export Clips task. Choose the option Save metadata file for Final Cut Pro 7.



  2. Select the clips that you want to export, and click the Start Export button. After the export is complete, you can optionally open the destination folder to view the exported footage and XML file.



  3. Select the XML file and do one of the following:

    1. Drag the XML file onto the Final Cut Pro 7 application icon to open it in FCP 7, OR
    2. Double-click the XML file to open it in FCP 7, OR
    3. In FCP 7, import the XML file using the File> Import> XML menu item..

  4. In Final Cut Pro 7, a new folder named after the catalog will be added to your Project window. Open that folder to see the imported clips.

  5. To see the metadata in FCP 7, look at the columns in the Project window. You can turn on/off columns by context-clicking on their headers. Markers will display in the Project window and in the Timeline. The color metadata is baked into the file and shows in its preview.