Standalone metadata editor for Mac and PC

Instant Metadata Editing for MOV and MXF Files

With one of the most popular metadata editing applications no longer supported, Cinedeck has released cineXmeta. A standalone metadata editing application available for Mac and PC platforms that allows instantaneous metadata editing for both Quicktime MOV and MXF files.

  • Instantly edit metadata for MOV and MXF files.
  • AS11 Metadata Editor for the UK
  • Simple presentation of all the metadata in your files
  • Use Presets to quickly get all your metadata fields compliant for a specific customer.
  • Playback ability for supported files

cineXmeta modules

MOV | MXF

cineXmeta has created modules to show various levels of metadata in your files. This makes viewing only the necessary information for an edit or correction a simple process.

AS11-DPP

Instantly edit your AS11-DPP files – no rewrapping required. If you export an AS11-DPP file from your NLE and need to make a correction or fill in details, you can do that instantly with cineXmeta. Additionally, you can add the relevant details with an XML.

Editable Fields

MOV

Wrapper:
Start timecode (timecode restripe)
Timecode Drop/nondrop value (timecode restripe)
Frame rate
Reel ID (text string)
Closed Captions present (allows delete of captions track if user sets to no)
Law Rating Type (can add to file without atom present)
Law Rating value(s)

Video Track:
Track ID (change track order, eg move video track from last to first)
Scan type (Progressive or Interlaced)
Scan order (interlaced only)
Scan store method (interlaced only)
CLAP atom present (allows delete of CLAP atom if user sets to no, eg for UHD)
CLAP atom preset (SD, HD, DV etc)
Pixel aspect ratio (PAL, NTSC, DV, DV 16×9, HD etc)
COLOR atom
– Color Primaries
– Transfer Characteristics
– Matrix Coefficients

HDR Information:
– HDR-format
– Mastering Display Color Primaries
– Mastering Display Luminance
– Maximum Content Level
– Maximum Frame Average Light Level
Range (SMPTE, CGR)
Gamma (invalid if COLOR atom present)

Audio Tracks:
Track ID (reorder audio tracks)
Track Title
Channel Label
Channel Language

MXF

Wrapper:
Start timecode (timecode restripe)
Timecode Drop/nondrop value (timecode restripe)
Frame rate
Closed Captions present (allows delete of captions track if user sets to no)
Law Rating Type (can add to file without atom present)
Law Rating value(s)
AFD (4×3, 14:9, 16:9 etc)

Video Track:
Track ID (change track order, eg move video track from last to first)
Scan type (Progressive or Interlaced)
Scan order (interlaced only)
Scan store method (interlaced only)
Display aspect ratio (PAL, NTSC, DV, DV 16×9, HD etc)
Color information:
– Color Primaries
– Transfer Characteristics
– Matrix Coefficients
Range (SMPTE, CGR)

Audio Tracks:
Track ID (reorder audio tracks)
Track Title
Channel Label
Channel Language

AS11-DPP

DPP
Shim version

Video:
Picture Ratio
AFD (in wrapper and also frame header)
3D
Product Placement
PSE
PSE – Manufacturer
PSE – Version
Video Comments

Descriptive:
Series Title
Programme Title
Epsiode Title
Production Number
Synopsis
Originator
Copyright Year
Other identifier
Type
Genre
Distributor

Programme Parts
Identifier

Audio:
Audio Comment:
Track Layout
Audio Description
Loudness standard
Primary Language
Secondary Language
Tertiary Language

Other:
Signing
Signing – Language
Open Captions
Open Captions – Language
Textless elements
Programme Text
Programme Text – Language
Completion date
Contact email
Contact phone

Actions:
Load data from XML or DPT
Export XML or DPT
Calculate MD5 checksum
Embed RDD6 Dolby Metadata

Technical Specifications

Supported Codecs

ProRes, DNxHD, DNxHR, XDCAM50, XDCAM35, AVC-I, XAVC, JPEG2000, H.264

  • JPEG2000 and XDCAM.35 supported for audio insert and cut/rewrap insert
  • H.264 support releasing shortly
Supported Wrappers

MOV, Op1A MXF, AS11-DPP

OS Requirements

For PC, Windows 7 and higher

For Mac, Maverick OSX 10.9.5 and greater

Licensing Options

Single and multiple licenses without hardware USB key.

Floating licenses available for 5 or more cineXmeta licenses for yearly subscription terms. A separate iLok License Server is required for floating licenses. Please contact a Cinedeck Reseller or Distributor for pricing information.

Pricing

MOV Support

1 month subscription
$ 12 Per Month
  • Supports metadata editing for MOV files
  • Month to Month Licensing

MXF Support

1 month subscription
$ 12 Per Month
  • Supports metadata editing for MOV files
  • Month to Month Licensing

AS11-DPP

1 month subscription
$ 12 Per Month
  • Supports metadata editing for MOV files
  • Month to Month Licensing

FAQ

Getting Started

Pat Horridge from VET Training has created a thorough step by step guide here.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cinextools-insert-media-composer-fixing-your-as-11-qc-pat-horridge/

Although the guide is for using the plugin for AS11 file deliveries, the guide itself can be generalized for any file delivery.

Create a free iLok account by going to the ilok website here: https://www.ilok.com/#!registration

The User Name you have used to create the ilok account is what needs to be provided to Cinedeck for a license to be deposited to your account.

iLok license manager is a free downloadable application used to manage iLok licenses. Once you receive a license in your iLok account, you can use:

– License Manager to activate the license on your machine or on an iLok USB license key.

– License Manager can also be used to transfer licenses between Machines and iLok USB keys.

– License Manager is needed for annual prepaid license plans, to install some trial licenses and if you want to manually transfer licenses between various devices.

Avid has a good iLok License Manager “How To” video: http://learn-cdn.avid.com/KB/Vids/iLokLMOverview.mp4

Note: The narrator mentions that licenses cannot be moved to a computer. That was specific to the Avid licenses. cineXtools licenses can be moved to a computer or iLok USB key.

The iLok license key is a USB smart device that holds software licenses. A single iLok can store hundreds of licenses from multiple software publishers and multiple iLoks can be connected to a computer to authorize software products.

To use an iLok USB key with cineXtools, it must be 2nd Generation or newer.

No, you no longer need an iLok USB dongle. Starting in 2017, machine-based licenses became the default way to authorize the cineXtools application.

So the licenses are in fact still iLok but iLok licenses can be installed in a specific individual computer or they can be installed in a portable iLok USB license key. Both types of installations can be transferred from one machine or device to another by deactivating the first and then activating the second. For the moment, that process requires the use of the iLok License Manager application.

General Questions

ProRes is a very common codec used to encode video file. Each frame gets compressed using a different amount of data and results in every frame being a slightly different size.

To do video inserts into a target file, each frame needs to be big enough for a maximum potential data overwrite.

The rewrap is a padding process and has no effect on the video essence and is very fast, much like a file copy.

Go here to learn more about the rewrap process.

Yes, cineXplugins is available for both Mac and PC.

Both versions support the same features. Generally, you can use any Mac running OS X 10.9 (AKA Mavericks) or newer. You can also use any Windows system running Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) Service Pack 1 or newer.

No, there are no functional differences between the Mac and PC versions. Both versions support ProRes, as well.

ProRes Export Plugins are software components that make delivering ProRes files simpler. We partnered with various non-linear video editing software providers to develop them.

As a result, you can export an ‘insertable’ Padded ProRes file straight from the NLE of your choice. Forget about ProRes master file preparation delays.  You can apply audio, video, and closed caption insert-edits to your files immediately.

Learn more about and request the free plugins here.

Most Broadcasters, Studios, and similar will accept Padded Prores files. And cineXtools now pads all ProRes files with variable padding so that the each frame is padded just enough.

Yet, even when your customer will not accept Padded ProRes, it is still a valuable tool. We recommend that you create a Padded ProRes mezzanine file immediately after you complete a show. You can use it later to create different slate versions and, of course, for any fixes. You won’t waste time doing full re-export and QC sessions.

If required, you can always rewrap a Padded ProRes to a Standard ProRes for final delivery.

We are working to assure that all companies accept Padded ProRes and make Padded ProRes available as an export option. And we are collaborating with some of the non-linear editor manufacturers to do so.

We now have a free batch rewrap tool that lets you process Standard ProRes to Padded ProRes rewraps, and vice-versa. Find out more about that here.

The ProRes PAD Export Plugin and the ProRes Insert-edit plugin are now both available for PC platforms using Adobe Premiere. More information on that here.

iLok License Manager must be configured for automatic discovery of network servers OR a config file needs to be generated by the iLok manager running the license server, and that config file copied to the local machine. In order for automatic discovery to take place, the Bonjour service needs to be running and set to automatic startup. Check that you have the server set for automatic discovery on the systems that won’t launch. 
 
 
The dialog is accessed via the file::preferences menu in the iLok manager.