Adding, Assigning, and Editing Custom Tags & Metadata In Flow-Based Sports

Now that you have created your custom tag(s) and/or custom metadata, it is time to assign them to your clips and put them to work for you.

If you need help creating custom tags for your flow-based sport, please see our help article on this topic here

If you need help creating custom metadata for your flow-based sport (or to learn more about what 'metadata' actually is), please see our help article on the topic here

To assign simple tags to a game, using your keyboard and mouse is the best set up.  If you are looking for a speedy way to assign lots of metadata to your tags, we have a keyboard and number pad set up that might work better for you.  The remainder of this article will concentrate on the keyboard and mouse / simple tag setup.  For a walkthrough of the keyboard and number pad approach to assign metadata, please see this article here.

For this example, I will be using the 'Sample Custom Tag' created here.  For the ease of example, it has one metadata of each type (Text, Number, List, Player Roster, and Team Name) associated with it.

You get started by clicking on the 'watch' button of the game you're wanting to work on, and switching into 'timeline' mode (by clicking on the 'edit' button - the notebook and pencil - at the top center of the viewscreen): :

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'Tag Mode' is the entry point through which you actively take control of shaping the custom data which is applied to your game.  At any time, you can click into 'Tag Mode' to start tagging your game:

When you do, the 'Tag Mode' menu will open on the bottom half of your screen, showing all of your available tags (custom and system) on the left side of the screen (the 'Tag Console') and your metadata window on the right.  

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By default, the timeline is hidden while in 'Tag Mode'; if desired, you can open a portion of it by clicking on the 'show/hide timeline' button - the button with three horizontal lines to the immediate right of the 'End Tag Mode' button: Screen_Shot_2017-04-14_at_9.59.35_AM.png

When you come to the point in the action where you want to add your Custom Tag and/or Metadata, press the hotkey associated with your tag (in this case, for the 'Sample Custom Tag', the assigned hotkey is "S") or click on the tag's button in the Tag Console.  

You will see a tag event (a "blue bubble") being formed at the red cursor line.  If you had set your tag to have a 'Duration' when you created it, the tag event will be pre-formed; if you did not, the tag will continue to be logged until you press your hotkey again to "turn it off":

Any metadata you associated with your Custom Tag will appear in the metadata form box on the far right of the screen.  Simply click on a button or enter a value in the box to assign that metadata to your tag.  

When you have finished with the tag, click on the 'done' button at the bottom of the metadata box.  

Repeat this process as many times as necessary to tag all the data you need.  After every five tags or so, press the 'Save All' button at the top of the metadata box.  

ALWAYS be sure to save your work before exiting the timeline.  

When you are finished with tagging, click on the 'End Tag Mode' button.  

You can check the metadata assigned to a tag by resting your mouse cursor over the tag.  You can right click into the tag to edit anything you need to:

Filtering for custom tags or metadata is just as simple as filtering for system tags: simply select the tag from the list and choose any metadata to further refine your search:

YOU CAN EDIT any custom tag or metadata you create or assign to a tag.  In the 'filter' view, simply 'click into' the row/cell containing the data you're wanting to add or modify and change it: 

 

Press 'Enter / Return' or click anywhere outside of the box to close it and save your data.  (One excellent way to quickly skip from box to box assigning data is to use the 'Tab' key.  Pressing 'Tab' saves the value/data assigned to the current tag and automatically forwards you to the next cell.)

In the 'timeline' view, right click on the tag event you are wanting to edit.  All metadata assigned to that event will be displayed.  Select or enter the data you wish to add to or remove from the clip, press 'Save', and you're done:

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