Metadata

Displays a small information bar containing metadata information being sent over HDMI or SDI such as timecode and tally flags. Useful for ensuring the camera is recording without having to take your eyes off the monitor.

Not all cameras support outputting metadata over HDMI or SDI. Some cameras may not have metadata enabled by default. Please refer to your camera's user manual for information on supported metadata and how to enable this feature.

Metadata - Quick Start

Let's add Metadata to a page.

From any page displaying an SDI signal, click the joystick or tap the screen and select Add New Tool > Overlay > Metadata.

By default timecode and record tally are enabled, meaning you will be able to view your camera's specific timecode value and an indicator if the camera is currently recording.

Metadata - Settings

Access Metadata settings by pressing to the right when the tool is highlighted.

On

Toggles Metadata Off/On

Timecode

Enables display of the camera’s timecode being sent over HDMI or SDI.

Record

Enables display of the camera’s record flag being sent over HDMI or SDI. This displays as a red rectangle around the edge of the monitor.

Location

Arrange the SDI Metadata on-screen using various pre-set locations to make way for other tools or the image itself.

Opacity

Set the transparency/opacity of the Metadata.