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  • Tags in FCPX

     Mark Smith updated 7 years ago 4 Members · 8 Posts
  • Mark Smith

    March 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Here is my question:

    I want to create some videos that are destined for web use that I would like to be searchable on on the website by sections. Think of it like chapter markers. These videos would be cut down interview answers from long form interviews that were part of a documentary, that will be used on a website as additional back ground material for people interested in finding out more. Ideally the desired effect would be that some one browsing the website and interested in hearing people talk about subject X would be able to do a search on X and have 5 different people speaking about X pop up as a search result and view answers 1 thru 5.

    So this is something like chapter markers or embedded tags that could be added to a FCPX project and would be carried with the video when output for web form then be searchable on the site.

    I hope this makes sense.

  • Andy Neil

    March 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    You can embed QT movies with meta-data inside FCPX. The real question is whether or not that meta-data can be read by another app, script, or browser plugin. That I don’t know.

    In FCPX, though, if you select a clip and open the inspector, under the info tab you’ll see all the meta-data associated with that clip up to that point. You can also add custom fields. You can try running tests where you add meta-data and then try to read it with your site search.

    Of course, and easier route might be to use a hosting site like you tube or vimeo for your videos. Those sits allow for “tagging” of the video which can then be searched for.


  • Mark Smith

    March 12, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    The ultimate goal is that if we have 5 people interviewed with basically the same questions, with the right searchable tagging scheme, some one could search the site and find all the answers to question about “X” and then be able to look at how the five people each responsed to that question.

    Setting this up is easy in the browser in FCPX with Keywords, but creating a similar search capability inside of videos posted to a site is similar but not the same . I’m no web master dude, so hence the question.

  • Noah Kadner

    March 12, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    yep I don’t see X doing this directly but you can do this via HTML linking to specific timecode points in YouTube for example. You could certainly use X to take note of the timecode moments you want to jump to but this is a web development project as much as an editing one.


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  • Andy Neil

    March 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    [Mark Smith] “I’m no web master dude, so hence the question.”

    You’re directing your question to the wrong place. You should be asking webmasters and HTML gurus. That’s where any parcing of meta-data is going to have to happen.


  • Mark Smith

    March 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks guys – at the very least I have a compass Harding to purse in this case.

  • Bret Williams

    March 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Always good to have a harding to purse.

  • Mark Smith

    March 16, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    My co-writer, Otto Correct, really muffed that post and I didn’t catch it .
    “at the very least I have a compass Harding to purse in this case.”

    = at the very least I have a compass heading to pursue in this case’

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