In addition to the automatic extraction of metadata during an archive job, media can be tagged with additional custom metadata before archiving begins. The following should be considered while using metadata tagging:
Tags are applied to all clips and media archived during that job run.
Tags apply to extracted clips in the DNA Evolution catalog and not to the files themselves.
- NOTE: DNA Evolution maintains a catalog of files and a catalog of clips. (See DNA Evolution 3.0: Administrator Guide.) User tags are added to the clip metadata rather than the file metadata.
Currently, Tags cannot be updated.. Content must be re-archived if changes are desired.
To tag content, ensure that the XML-based metadata template has been setup (See DNA Evolution 3.0: Administrator Guide) and the “Use custom metadata template …” option is checked (see next image).
Upon starting the archive, the metadata window will open (sample template shown in next image).
Based on the template setup, you can fill in the different fields. Fields can be created as free text, dropdown with pre-defined choices, and optional/mandatory by modifying the sample XML metadata file provided by StorageDNA.