Accurate metadata is crucial for tracking how videos are performing, and a few of the metadata fields in Chorus Video are used by third-party platforms.
You can fill in the metadata when you’re creating a project or start with a minimal amount and add more information to the Details screen as the project develops.
Title and job code
The following fields are required to create a new project:
- Title, which should match up with what audiences will see. You can change this later.
- Video type
- Number of the project, which is automatically generated
- Keyname with keywords separated by underscores to help identify the video, such as SBN_FPP_010_Foul_Play_Full_Episode_4_Unbranded
Most of these fields are optional, but they’re important part of helping editorial leadership track video performance:
Networks can create a video series for shows on a similar topic. The series field is required for syndication.
Season and episode numbers
These are network-specific. Check with your producer if you have questions about these fields.
If you’re planning to syndicate the video, add a Parental rating. These ratings are set by the Federal Communication Commission:
TV-Y: programs aimed at a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6.
TV-Y7: programs most appropriate for children age 7 and up.
TV-Y7-FV: programming with fantasy violence that may be more intense or more combative than other programming in the TV-Y7 category.
TV-G: programs suitable for all ages; these are not necessarily children’s shows
TV-PG: parental guidance is recommended; these programs may be unsuitable for younger children.
TV-14: these shows may be unsuitable for children under 14.
TV-MA: these programs are intended to be viewed by mature, adult audiences and may be unsuitable for children under 17.
Projects are set to TV-14 by default. If you set the project to TV-MA, it will receive an adult content rating on some platforms.
Credit role and credit name
Specify who worked on the project and how they contributed (e.g., director, extra, hair and makeup). A director or show lead is required for syndication.
If you send a video to YouTube, the description will also be sent to their platform.
We recommend using these fields even though they’re listed as optional; these details can help you track videos at a more detailed level.
Networks can create video categories to track different beats, themes, initiatives, or sports, for example.
Vox Media networks use these fields to note whether a project is sponsored or not. The Advanced menu has additional fields for tracking sponsored projects.
Tags are required for syndication. Check with your producer to see if there’s an existing tag structure within your network. Tags populate suggestions as you type. Separate tags with commas.