BRAW Metadata from Premiere Pro's Project Panel

by Nicolas on August 24th, 2019
In this article you'll learn how to display the metadata contained inside your Blackmagic .BRAW shots, such as Reel, Scene, Take, Lens name, etc. in Adobe Premiere Pro

What metadata can I get ?

Some of this metadata is set in the camera directly by the user, the rest is automatically saved in the braw file.
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This is the list of the metadata automatically set to each BRAW clip after clicking on our panel button (see below). All are prefixed with "BR", in order to differentiate them from the native PPro ones.
  • BR Recorded Date
  • BR Camera Letter
  • BR Lens Type
  • BR Clip Name
  • BR Environment
  • BR Day/Night
  • BR Camera Name
  • BR Reel
  • BR Scene
  • BR Take
  • BR Good
  • BR Timecode
  • BR Compression Ratio
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If you think some metadata is missing from this list, contact us !
Note : BRAW Studio Panel can take a lot of time to process each .braw clip and can freeze a bit. Just wait for it to finish, or only load footage in small batches.

How can I display this Metadata ?

First you need to generate the metadata for your clips with the BRAW Studio Panel.
In order to open this panel, you need to go to the top menu, in Window -> Extensions.
If you don't see BRAW Studio Panel (like in the image below), then there may be a problem in the installation of your panel. Please try to re-install BRAW Studio or contact us.
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Then click on the “Metadata” tab of the Panel. Scroll down and go to the “Set Metadata in Project Panel” section. You should be able to see the “Set Metadata to every BRAW Clips” button, click it ! A blue pop-up window will show up once the process is ready.
Metadata Panel Set Metadata
After this, in order to see the metadata:
  1. Go to the Project Panel, and display the Clips with the List View mode
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  1. Right click on the top on the category line, and click on Metadata Display ..
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  1. Open "Premiere Pro Project Metadata" and go to the end of the list, then tick every item beginning by "BR", and click "OK"
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After these steps, you will be able to see the BRAW Metadata directly into the Premiere Pro Project Panel.
Note : You will now be able to use these new Metadata Columns to sort your.braw in the project panel !

The BRAW File "Properties"

Metadata can be also be seen (only if imported with BRAW Studio !) if you right click on a native .braw clip (not a sequence!) and select Properties...
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We hope this metadata will help you with your workflow in BRAW Studio !

A free BRAW Studio feature for Blackmagic Plugin users

This feature is free : you can use it with the Blackmagic plugin and get the same metadata without any BRAW Studio License !
After installing BRAW Studio, in order to disable the BRAW Studio importer (for using the Blackmagic Plugin importer), please change the BRAW Studio options : check this article to know how to do !.