UCS + Open iXML metadata support

+1 – that’d make the MediaBay much more useful to recordists and sound librarians.

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What’s Soundminers position on this?
They encrypt their metadata so only Soundminer can read it.


Fredo

Justin Drury is Soundminer and is actively supporting open ixml embedding. So all UCS metadata will be in ixml data fields for users/applications.
Some SM fields will stay ‘ecrypted’ but that’s only for specific field not UCS fields and Description etc.
Check out the website to find links to the facebook group where he has posted some explainer videos.

+1 on this. Would love to see UCS support in Nuendo. This would really help with my work.

That is great news.

Fredo

I updated with more info!

All for it! Anything that makes life simpler when hunting for sounds is a bonus.

That sounds interesting. We will have a look at this.

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HI Timo!
Nice to hear you think it’s interesting! :slight_smile: I was on vacation so missed your reply.
Below you’ll find a comment by Justin Drury from Soundminer as stated on facebook in the Nuendo Sound designers group, I’ve referenced you in that post.

Justin Drury:
Its basically the same key/value pairs in the tag(in the iXML) that Reaper will start allowing when exporting. So flexible fields, any arbitrary keys. You want a Producer tag then go ahead. The Steinberg container in iXML is fixed in its fields, missing things like SubCategory and is a little more difficult to write in comparison.
As an example, you can see at the top one of steinberg’s ixml extensions… MediaTrackNumber, it has a TYPE tag and a VALUE tag, inside an ATTR tag, inside an ATTR_LIST… vs the simple value
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Hope this helps!

Hi All, I’ve succesfully attempted to implement UCS in Nuendo by adapting the typelist.xml and PostCategory,xml. I can use the dropdown menu in Mediabay to select a Category and Subcategory for any given Broadcast Wave file. It’s not perfect, but it works ok.

The best thing would still be for Steinberg to pick up on the UCS wave and implement some smart routines and scripts to give us more batch flexibility when adding metadata to our files.

BTW If anyone is interested I can share the XML files… it took me about 2 hours to figure out an efficient way to create them, so I would imagine it’s useful for others as well. let me know!

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After some requests, I’ve created a zipfile with the XML’s and an XLSX spreadsheet + a readme.txt file with instructions. Head over to the UCS Slack channel ‘daw-nuendo’ to download. Proceed at your own risk :slight_smile:

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UCS Slack link is unavailable. How can I get access to the files you created? Please & thank you.

Direct link to the slack post.

Appreciate the link, but I dont even know how to access the Slack channel. Upon clicking on link I see no way of even signing up to be a part of the UCS slack channel.

Ah that is not good. I thought getting a slack account was fairly easy… anyway i’ll sent you the data in a PM. Otherwise i will get questions here and i don’t want that :slight_smile:

Hi I’m bumping this thread because Metadata on Nuendo 11 is still a mess.
Nuendo really needs to have a look at their metadata in the MediaBay. It completely messes up Soundminer metadata.
-Notes field is empty.
-BWFDescription is a combination of Scene and Take in one field.
-Description is referenced as Comment.
-Keywords end up in SubCategory
And the list goes on.
Can we please have someone take a look at this, because metadata is super important, for SFX work and Dialogue editing.

Cheers!

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+1!!!

agree 100%. Its a shame too.

@Joerg &@timowildenhain, any progress on this?