Using clip metadata and file metadata

XMP file metadata is information about a source file stored in the source file. Clip metadata is information about a clip, stored in a Premiere Pro project file. In Premiere Pro, any number of clips can point to the same source file. For example, a group of subclips, each with different In points and Out points, point to the same source file. Also, if you import a file twice, but give each imported clip a different name, both clips point to the same source file.

Use the XMP metadata fields to store data that applies to the source file, and all clip instances that point to it. Use the clip metadata fields to store data specific to each unique clip. Link clip metadata fields to XMP metadata fields when you want clip metadata copied to the source file. Do not link a clip metadata field to an XMP metadata field for more than one clip pointing to the same source file, however.