About the Metadata panel in Premiere Pro

The Metadata panel shows both clip-instance metadata and XMP file metadata for a selected asset. Fields under the Clip heading show clip-instance metadata: information about a clip selected in the Project panel, or in a sequence. Clip instance metadata is stored in the Premiere Pro project file, not in the file to which the clip points. Only Premiere Pro reads clip instance metadata not, other applications. However, in Premiere Pro you can link some clip metadata fields with XMP metadata fields. This option allows applications outside Premiere Pro to access the clip-based metadata by way of the XMP fields.

If you never use subclips and never import multiple instances of master clips, then each clip in your project is unique. You can use XMP File properties exclusively, so all your metadata is recorded into the source file, visible to other applications. Alternatively, you can use the traditional Clip properties, but turn linking on for all of them. Premiere Pro automatically copies the clip data into the matching XMP properties, from that point on.

Fields under the File and the Speech Transcript headings show XMP metadata. Using Speech Search, you can transcribe words spoken in a clip to text. Then search the text to find where a specific word is spoken in the clip. For more information about using Speech Search, see Convert speech to text metadata.

For more information about XMP metadata, see the overview on the Adobe website.

For more information about XMP metadata, see the white paper on the Adobe website.