VRMETA VIDEO MAM

Instruction Manual


 

 

 

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VRmeta

Description

VRmeta is the world's smartest video MAM.  VRmeta allows users to apply in-frame, time-based descriptive metadata, as well as IPTC keyword and caption metadata to every popular video asset type, and to export and share both the videos and their corresponding metadata with every known DAM and MAM

Benefits and Value

VRmeta is designed from the ground up as a video discovery machine.

VRmeta applies universally legible ISO (Adobe) flavored .xmp descriptive metadata. VRmeta fully complies with IPTC Video Metadata Hub - Recommendation 1.2

VRmeta provides users the ability to simultaneously add in-frame and time-based descriptive metadata, as well as IPTC (keywords and description field) to a video

VRmeta employs a revolutionary,  intuitive pointing tool that allows for a high degree of identification granularity to be reached

VRmeta is Adobe Premiere Pro CC compliant, and can both export its results and as well as accept all inbound content containing markers, allowing users to add further descriptive meta-tagging to their content before transmission onto any outside DAM/ MAM

VRmeta gives users seamless metadata exchange with Edius, Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro X; allowing users to add descriptive meta-tagging to their content before transmission onto any outside DAM/ MAM

VRmeta offers users the ability both to manually tag their clips or have one of two AI engines auto-tag their content

VRmeta acts as a video MAM, allowing users to search and retrieve (down the frame or in-frame level) their content

VRmeta allows users to add, modify and amend their metadata in a simple, intuitive editing environment

VRmeta applies a “bounding” box onto every person, object or event that has been meta-tagged and this box (activated in the editing process) provides all stakeholders with visual reference to the tagged item

VRmeta is designed as an AI training tool, and provides data scientists the means to create training data sets from video inputs with both accuracy and speed. VRmeta puts this ability into the hands of all of its users, and allows stakeholders to leverage this metadata in ways that speed up the AI training process

RECOMMENDED WEB BROWSER

VRmeta recommends Mozilla Firefox for the best viewing and playback experience. Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge users might encounter viewing and performance issues that are beyond our control.


REGISTRATION AND SIGN IN


Fill out the registration form on VRmeta.net. 


Create a password.


Choose pricing plan after submitting registration 


Sign in


You will then be on the VRmeta dashboard where you can begin uploading your videos for tagging.


To sign in enter user email and password on VRmeta.net by clicking on the login button

VIDEO UPLOADING

Upload New Videos By HTTP (for small numbers of  files less than 500 MB in size)

  • Click Upload New Video button

  • Drag and Drop video file

  • Or hit Click Here button to upload from folder

  • Upload single file or multiple files


Upload New Videos By FTP (for medium to large batches of video)

 

  1. Download FTP client such aFirst, download either Filezilla or Cyberduck FTP client software


  2. Create your FTP upload credentials 


  3. Configure your FTP software to work with VRmeta's servers


  4. Once configured click the quick connect button. You should now be connected to VRmeta's FTP server.


  5. To upload your files. You have two options:


  6. You can open Windows Explorer (or however you feel comfortable browsing files on your computer) and drag and drop them into the lower right-hand window within your FTP window.


  7. You can also use the left-hand side window from within your FTP window to browse files on your computer.


  8. Quick start reference guide: https://vrmeta.io/pages/ftp_instructions 

  9. If you need to delete a video once up-loaded, click Trash Can icon    

UPLOADING VIDEO WITH .XMP SIDECAR OR WITH EMBEDDED METADATA

 VRmeta allows users to upload videos already keyworded with .xmp metadata. VRmeta will read any IPTC/ Dublin Core keywords and caption information, as well as any markers generated by Adobe Premiere Pro, or any other NLE which generates .xmp markers "flavored" with ISO standard .xmp.

 

Users should upload the video that has an accompanying .xmp sidecar by either HTTP or FTP, and then choose the IMPORT button at the lower right side of the video window. Please then choose IMPORT .xmp and upload the sidecar to inject the already existent meta-tags into the video. All keywords and caption metadata will now be injected into the video, and can be further edited by choosing the MORE button to the right of the video. If you wish to modify, amend or add keywords, please choose the IPTC KEYWORDS button. If you wish to modify, amend or add to the caption, please choose the IPTC CAPTION button.


CODECS, CONTAINERS AND FORMAT SUPPORT

Vrmeta supports the following codecs, containers and formats: 

  • .MOV


  • .MP4

      .R3D (up to version 3)    

  •   
    .AVI


  • Apple ProRes

  • .MXF

 

VIDEO VIEWING

Once a video appears in the dashboard simply click Tag Video button and you will move to a screen with controls to view video and options to tag and edit the video.


The view and pause button can move the video forward and backward in specific increments:


1 Frame
1 Second
10 Seconds 


Video Viewing Options:


The Grid button helps your navigation on the video display to target a specific point


If required, adjust the native frame rate with the fps button (the default is 30 fps)


On screen viewing data:


CURSOR POSITION: X: 157.500 Y:10.742
CURRENT TAG: X: 000:000 Y: -000.000 T: 00:00:00.00
VIDEO DURATION: 00:00:00.00
CURRENT TIME: 00:00:00.00


META TAGGING

Options for Meta Tagging

Ultra-precise in-frame object and time based meta tagging.


Procedure: 


While viewing a video pause and then move cursor target to the point in the video frame to tag. Then left click to bring up text entry box in the lower right corner of the screen.


Enter tag with as many words as you choose.


Then click ‘in point’ to record tag.


You can continue to view the video and if you determine an out point for any previous tag, pause video place green target and click. When tag box comes up simply enter a previous tag (which will auto-fill) and hit out point.


Quick Tag: If you don't need to tie a tag to an in-frame location, the Quick Tag function will easily apply your time-based descriptive metadata to your video and leave out references to either a X or Y coordinate


Caption: Access the Caption Button through the More drop-down button. That allows users to add a 2000-character long caption or summary into a universally legible Dublin Core Metadata Initiative/ IPTC™ core description field. Both Dublin Core and IPTC™ metadata standards enjoy universal acceptance among content creatives, distributors, news organizations, archivists, and developers. The two schemas define metadata structure, properties, and fields, so that whatever media it's applied to is optimally described and easily accessed later


Keywords: Access the Keywords Button through the More drop-down button. This allows users to add unlimited numbers of comma separated keywords.

 

This is ideal for stock video shooters, hobbyists or anyone storing their content on a DAM. Both IPTC™ and Dublin Core metadata standards enjoy universal acceptance. The two schemas define metadata structure, properties, and fields, so that whatever media it's applied to is optimally described and easily accessed later


Keyboard Shortcuts: VRmeta uses keyboard shortcuts to save you mouse clicks. VRmeta users can navigate their videos by using the following shortcuts


J - 1 frame back
K - play & pause
L - 1 frame forward
Left arrow - 1 second back
Right arrow - 1 second forward
V - view tags & close tags
C - Add caption (save with Enter, close/ reset with Esc)
W - Add IPTC/ DC keywords (save with Enter, close/ reset with Esc)
Q - Add quick tag (save with Enter, close/ reset with Esc, if an IN-point already exists, Down arrow key to select it)

 

 


TAG EDITING

The View Tags button opens a tagging drawer on the left side of the screen, where you can check the meta tags you added to your video allowing:
Delete and edit tags


Delete a tag by clicking the Trash icon


Edit Tag icon allows for editing a specific tag:


When Edit Tag icon is clicked a bound box appears on the frame for the in point. 
Edit Tag Name text
Reset in and out points
Reset time and coordinates
Edit Quick Tags
 A Caption can be edited by re-clicking the Caption button

SHARING

 

Vrmeta allows users to share their video files directly from the dashboard using either Dropbox or Google Drive. A “share” icon is located just below the thumbnail preview of each video on the dashboard. To begin sharing, just click on the “share” icon and choose the service you'd like to use to distribute your content. You will then be prompted to enter your user details for the individual service to activate your request.


EXPORT

Export Modes

Modes:


Embeds Adobe “flavored” .xmp metadata


.xmp sidecar (Adobe Premiere Pro)
.xml sidecar (Edius)
.xml sidecar (Final Cut Pro X)
.txt sidecar (Avid Media Composer)
 metric-rich .csv file
 metric-rich .csv Pro file (containing a large selection of camera EXIF data)


VRmeta currently embeds Adobe® “flavored” .xmp metadata into your clips. This means that users of VRmeta can export their work into Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® and Prelude®, and view the meta-tags as clip markers on the time line


VRmeta can embed both time-based descriptive meta-tags as well as IPTC keywords and captions into your video

 


Exporting


By clicking the Export Tags drop down button, you then choose and export output:


Embedded XMP


Lite CSV file: Includes X and Y coordinates for every in-frame tagged person, object or event, descriptive metadata tags, IN and OUT points and duration.
Pro CSV file: Includes Lite CSV plus video time given in frames, any IPTC metadata added through the Quick Tag function, along with EXIF data extracted from the video such as resolution, frame rate, file size, video duration and bit rate
.xmp Sidecar
.xml Sidecar

Bulk Download  (of user library video)

By clicking the Bulk Download option located on the upper-most toolbar, you can then choose to download singularly or in bulk all of  your videos. That download can happen in one of two ways:


By HTTP (in .zip format). This option will allow you to download your selected videos to any local drive on your PC/ Mac.
By FTP (in .zip format). This option will transfer your selected videos into your FTP folder for download.

SEARCH 

Search capability exists:


Within a video when clicking on a tag in or out point.


Within the videos on a Client's Dashboard with the Search Tags box 


When you search with a term it pulls up every video that contains that term and specifies if it is an in-point or an in and out point


Clicking on the in or out point a bound box with appear around the tag in the frame of video.

 


ENVIRONMENT

Dashboard 


The Dashboard allows:


Monitor total tags, videos and storage required
Account Profile
Account profile allows for Group creation within a corporate account.
Many existing features of VMH like tagging, descriptive metadata support and in-archive search and discovery are similar to a MAM but its scope is currently focused on being an easy to use, intuitive video meta-hub.


AWS

All storage and activity take place within an AWS environment.
A minimum of 250 GB of storage is included with the subscription price. Additional monthly charges might exist when those numbers are exceeded. For further details please consult the options available for your pricing tier, and or contact VRmeta for further details.
The existence of a client’s S3 bucket will facilitate upload and transfer.


 
VIDEO EDITING PLATFORMS INTEGRATION

Adobe Premiere Pro 

VRmeta currently embeds Adobe® “flavored” .xmp metadata into your clips. This means that users of VRmeta can export their work into Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® and Prelude®, and view the meta-tags as clip markers on the time line. VRmeta also enjoys full inbound compliance with any clip tagged with .xmp.


A VRmeta/ Premiere Pro plugin is available. Users can:


Browse and import files from any PC/ Mac
Get and set all .xmp metadata (including Premiere Pro's private project metadata) for any project.
Import files via drag and drop, from a panel into Premiere Pro (Project panel, or directly onto a timeline).
Preview any supported media in the Source monitor (without requiring that it be imported into the project).
Access and modify clip markers, and sequence markers.
Create new sequences either from a preset, or with user interaction.
Open different projects (while the panel remains active; this behavior is new as of Premiere Pro 10.3).
Render a sequence to any destination(s), based on any preset(s), including ftp upload, and controlling metadata output.
Export either a given sequence or the entire project as Final Cut Pro 7 .xml
Save as a new project, or create a new project containing only a specified sequence and its constituent media. 

Grass Valley Edius Pro 

VRmeta currently generates a .xml file that can be exported to the Edius Pro non-linear platform. That .xml sidecar contains all time-based descriptive metadata markers applied during a tagging session.

Avid Media Composer

VRmeta currently generates a .txt file that can be exported to Avid Media Composer. That .txt sidecar contains all time-based descriptive metadata markers applied during a tagging session.

Apple Final Cut Pro X

VRmeta currently generates a .xml file that can be exported to Final Cut Pro. That .xml sidecar contains all time-based descriptive metadata markers applied during a tagging session.

AI-POWERED AUTO-TAGGING

AI-powered Auto-Tagging is currently available for users of the SaaS and enterprise workflow. VRmeta currently works with  AWS Rekognition.*

 

* Additional charges may be associated with the use of our AI option. Please consult with VRmeta directly about these charges. Thank you.


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