Metadata Handling

This appendix describes how metadata is handled when QuickTime imports other file formats. (For more information about metadata, refer to Overview of QTFF and Compressed Movie Resources).

These formats are grouped into the following categories and sections:

Each section includes a table with specific details on the following, where applicable:

Digital Video File Formats

OpenDML and other AVI files

Description

Supported by

Movie import component

Macintosh file type

'VfW '

File name extensions

.avi

metadata handling

All Microsoft-defined “tombstone” data is transferred to the imported movie’s user data. metadata fields that have QuickTime equivalents are mapped as follows: 'ICOP' maps to kUserDataTextCopyright, 'ISBJ' maps to kUserDataTextInformation, 'INAM' maps to kUserDataTextFullName, 'ICRD' maps to '©day', 'IMED' maps to '©fmt', 'ISRC' maps to '©src'.Where no QuickTime equivalent exists, the metadata item’s four-character code is modified by replacing the initial I with the symbol ©. All other characters remain unchanged.

Software required

QuickTime 3

Digital Audio File Formats

MPEG 1 layer 3

Description

Supported by

Movie import component

Macintosh file type

'Mp3 ', 'SwaT', 'MPEG', 'PLAY', 'MPG3', 'MP3 '

File name extensions

.mp3, .swa

Metadata handling

Metadata from ID3v1-style MP3 files is imported into the QuickTime movie.Title maps to kUserDataTextFullName, artist maps to '©ART', album maps to '©alb', year maps to '©day', comment maps to '©cmt', and track number maps to '©des'.

Software required

QuickTime 4

WAV

Description

Supported by

Movie import component

Macintosh file type

'WAVE', '.WAV'

File name extensions

.wav

Metadata handling

All Microsoft-defined “tombstone” data is transferred to the imported movie’s user data. metadata fields that have QuickTime equivalents are mapped as follows: 'ICOP' maps to kUserDataTextCopyright, 'ISBJ' maps to kUserDataTextInformation, 'INAM' maps to kUserDataTextFullName, 'ICRD' maps to '©day', 'IMED' maps to '©fmt', 'ISRC' maps to '©src'.Where no QuickTime equivalent exists, the metadata item’s four-character code is modified by replacing the initial I with the symbol ©. All other characters remain unchanged.

Software required

QuickTime 2.5 or later

Still Image File Formats

FlashPix

Description

Supported by

Graphics import component

Macintosh file type

'FPix'

File name extensions

.fpx

Metadata handling

Information about copyright, authorship, caption text, content description notes, camera manufacturer name, camera model name are transferred to kUserDataTextCopyright, kUserDataTextArtistField, kUserDataTextFullName, kParameterInfoWindowTitle, kParameterInfoManufacturer, kUserDataTextMakeField user data items, respectively.

Formats supported

1.0

Software required

QuickTime 4

GIF

Description

Supported by

Graphics import component

Macintosh file type

'GIFf', or 'GIF '

File name extensions

.gif

Metadata handling

The GIF comment field is transferred to the kUserDataDateTextInformation user data item.

Software required

QuickTime 2.5 or later

JFIF/JPEG

Description

Supported by

Graphics import component

Macintosh file type

'JPEG’

File name extensions

.jpg

Metadata handling

The JFIF comment field is transferred to the imported Movie’s user data in the kUserDataTextInformation field.

Software required

QuickTime 2.5 or later

Photoshop

Description

Supported by

Graphics import component

Macintosh file type

'8BPS'

File name extensions

.psd

Metadata handling

Photoshop files store their metadata based on the IPTC-NAA Information Interchange Model and Digital Newsphoto Parameter Record. This information is transferred into the importer Movie’s user data. The entire ITPC-NAA record is placed into a user data item of type 'iptc'. In addition, those metadata items which are defined by QuickTime are mapped directly to QuickTime types as follows: 116 to kUserDataTextCopyright, 120 to kUserDataTextInformation, 105 to kUserDataTextFullName, 55 to '©day', 115 to '©src'.

Software required

QuickTime 2.5 or later. QuickTime 3 is required for metadata handling.

QuickTime Image File

Description

Supported by

Graphics import component

Macintosh file type

'qtif'

File name extensions

.qtif, .qif, .qti

Metadata handling

Metadata that is stored in quickTimeImageFileMetaDataAtom atom is copied directly to the Movie’s user data.

Formats supported

All

Software required

QuickTime 2.5 or later

TIFF

Description

Supported by

Graphics Import Component

Macintosh file type

'TIFF'

File name extensions

.tif, .tiff

Metadata handling

Extracted from standard tags and from IPTC block

Software required

QuickTime 3 or later

Animation and 3D File Formats

Animated GIF

Description

Supported by

Movie import component

Macintosh file type

'GIFf'

File name extensions

.gif

Metadata handling

The GIF comment field is transferred to kUserDataTextInformation user data item.

Software required

QuickTime 3 or later