The details section of clip lists all relevant data for this clip side by side with a player and playout controls, including a selection of the metadata (which metadata are displayed is configurable), the workflow and activity history, and the different files associated with the item.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. How to access the Clip Info
Find the Show Clip Info action on a clip or subclip and click it.
You can also select multiple clips and click the Show Clip Info icon in the toolbar:
If you open the info for multiple clips, you’ll have a navigation element at the top of the page which you can use to go to the next or previous clip:
These buttons are also available at the bottom of the screen in the player controls.
2. Clip Actions
At the top of the sidebar on the right, you’ll find the clip actions.
- Assign Clip – assign the clip to a collection. Read more about collections here.
- Remove Clip – permanently delete the clip from Flow. All subclips and all clip media will be deleted.
- Download Clip – download the media from Flow to your local hard drive.
3. Clip Metadata
Most of the fields in Clip metadata are editable. Click them to start editing them online. Clicking the X will cancel your changes, while clicking the button with the tick mark will save your changes:
All clips have these fields:
- Name – The clip name as used in Flow. It is shown on the thumbnail in the library. By default it is the filename of the file you uploaded.
- Description – A description of the clip. If you type # in the description field, you can add tags as well. These tags are recognised by Flow and can be used as a filter when searching in the library.
- Rating – You can give the clip one to five stars. The meaning of these stars is up to you. Stars can also be used as a filter when searching in the library.
- Created – The date this clip was created in Flow.
- Media Start – The start timecode of the clip.
- Media End – The end timecode of the clip.
- Media Duration – The duration of the clip.
In addition to these fields, the clip metadata can contain custom fields which are configured for your production. You can add these custom fields by going to the Clip Metadata section in the Production Settings.
4. Workflows & activity
Besides the clip metadata you’ll find a tab with the workflow information, including the workflow history or and those currently being executed. These are the most common workflows:
- Ingest – This workflow makes the clip ready for usage on Flow. It will detect the type of the clip, analyse its contents and generate a proxy version for usage in the browser.
- Transcribe – This workflow starts when you press the Start speech recognition button in Clip Actions. It will analyse the audio of the clip and create a transcript for the spoken text.
- Subtitle – This workflow starts when you start the automatic conversion of a transcript into subtitles
If a workflow is still busy, a spinner will be shown on the left. You can click any workflow to see more details.
Besides the metadata and workflow tabs, you will find the files and material section. It lists all original and transcoded versions of the clip, as well as any ancillary documents, files that contain the thumbnails, etc.
The original upload is labelled with the type 'Original Media'.
If you click a row, you will get a pop-up that shows more details, as seen below. In this example, we clicked the row 'Original media'.