Metadata Tab

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The Metadata tab is only displayed in the Management Console if it has been configured as described below.

Advanced users can create and configure an optional Metadata tab and extended metadata search options in the Digital Evidence Manager. This is done by creating a text file called MetadataExtensions.cfg. With extended metadata you can ingest custom metadata that you want associated with videos. Later, when you need to find and retrieve videos, you can search using the extended metadata that was ingested when the video was processed.

The ingested metadata is searchable using the Digital Evidence Manager. The metadata extensions for both applications are covered in MetadataExtensions.cfg.

The Metadata tab and metadata search options appear only if there is a MetadataExtensions.cfg file in <install-dir>\Config.

The MetadataExtensions.cfg file must be on every computer where a  camera policy could be modified, otherwise the metadata values could be lost.

Camera Policies - Metadata tab

The red asterisk next to Case Type and Pathname mean that those are required fields.

When you create, configure, and implement a MetadataExtensions.cfg file, the Metadata tab appears. It contains the Query blocks listed in the IngestMdExt block.