I know of no way to do this.
Thanks Jim for lending some brain cells my way as it's a big help to know that it's not something totally obvious that I'm missing.
I'll leave this thread as unanswered for another 24 hours in the off chance that someone could suggest a "hack" otherwise I close it and mentally file it under the "can't get there from here" category.
OK.. in scientific speak I'm at n=2 now so things are looking a bit bleak now
Thanks Ann.. Guess it couldn't hurt to submit as a feature request, and really I'm a bit surprised that it's not totally straight-forward as I'm used to being able to capture most things that are on my screen, but alas ...
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I second that feature request. Once you request it, I'll also do that. Metadata needs to be exportable to a database. Part of the problem, as I see it, (and please let me know if I'm missing something here), is that the workflow should be as follows (for me).
Store raw media on RAID array under a folder structure. Let's call it: Clientname_projectnumber_project_date_etc....
Clips are now on drive in AA********.mxf or whatever the raw data name.
Open Pr or Prelude
Look at meta data of raw files. Find the clip you want. But on the way, you see a dozen other clips you want to name, etc. No way to do that. Metadata doesn't seem to track at this point. Can Bridge now help here?
Pull in clips you need.
Mark them up with metadata.
EXPORT them to a database for additional markup, or whatever. Let's pretend I work at a non profit that has 10 years of files on hand and wants to catagorize the footage. How do you do that? etc.
Does that make sense or am I not really understanding how this metadata works in Adobe's world?
In looking at Bridge, it *seems* like it has the ability to get this done, and from a workflow POV it's another way to enter metadata, but it doesn't seem to know how to read MXF files, etc. Is the idea to drive all this video metadata entry into Prelude, rather than Bridge? Some clarity from Adobe might be a good thing here. Maybe what we want is already there, just buried.
Just submitted the feature request.
Al, I agree that it would be nice to have a straight forward trail blazed for implementing a rational video metadata workflow. My gut feeling is that this has been developed much more in the photography world than with video, but as this clearly isn't my day job I'll defer to the experts/pros on that one
Obviously, what I'm asking about is far from elegant but for me it will get the job done (assuming it was possible).