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Joseph W. BourkeAny way to view Project Link Metadata outside of AE?
by on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:07:52 am

Here's one that could be very useful - when I render, I always leave the Project Link choice turned on. That way, if I lose track of the project I created the output from, I can always open the clip from within AE, choosing Project, and it finds the project based upon the embedded link. Great so far...

What I want to be able to do is view the Metadata on the Project Link within Bridge, or in something else which will view Metadata, so that I don't have to open the clip in AE as a Project, then shut it down and open the project in the regular way, since opening as a project collapses the whole project into a folder, which I find inconvenient. Does any of this make sense? The Project Link has to live somewhere in the Metadata, but poring over it in Bridge, I have yet to find the project name anywhere in the "usual" Metadata. Thanks...

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Joseph W. BourkeRe: Any way to view Project Link Metadata outside of AE?
by on Feb 28, 2013 at 6:10:41 pm

OK...so I answered my own question, and this is huge, at least for me.

I just discovered that in Bridge, if you go into the XMP Metadata by right-clicking the .mov file, the window which opens has a Tab view - the second from the end is Advanced. If you then roll open the Schema entry, under creatorAtom:aeProjectLink (struct), lo and behold, there sits the project name with the full path!

I can also move the Advanced tab over to the far right of the tabs, and I can get to the project file path in no time!

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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