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How to Add Tags to Your Footage in Premiere Pro CC (2018)

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Organization is key whenever creating anything. If you have poor organization, you will not only spend more time than necessary, the quality of the overall piece can suffer as well. Today we are going to go over how to add tags to your footage to sort, organize, and find your footage faster.

How to Add Tags to Your Footage in Premiere Pro CC (2018)

  1. Import your footage in to Premiere Pro CC.
  2. Navigate down to the Project Manager where your footage is located.
  3. Go up to the Project Manager Options (the little “hamburger” icon next to the Project: <ProjectName> at the top of the project panel)
  4. In these options, select “Metadata Display”
  5. In the dialog box that opens, navigate to the top right, where there is the blue highlighted text that says “Add Property”. Click on this.
  6. In the Add Property dialogue box, give this new property a name. I chose to name it “Tags”.
  7. In the second field, change the “Type” to “Text”. This will allow you to enter text on to this attribute. Click “Ok” on the “Add Properties” tag.
  8. Click the “OK” button on the “Metadata Display” dialogue box.
  9. Navigate back down to your footage in the Project Manager. Expand the panel until you see the new Metadata property you added. (Most of the time it appears near the end)
  10. To move it back to the left, click on the area that says “Tags” and drag it to the left until it is where you want it.
  11. Go through each video and give them relevant tags. Use commas to separate them. For example: “Day, Moving, Micheal, Medium”
  12. Now whenever you search in the project manager, if one of your pieces of footage has the tag you are searching for, it will appear in the search.
  13. If you wish to create a bin from the search, next to the search box is a picture that looks like a bin with a magnifying glass in it. Click this after you have searched, and a bin will be created with the results.
  14. You have added tags to your video

And there you have it, you have added tags to your videos! Your project manager is now more organized, and you can find your footage by it’s attributes, instead of just remember which is which.

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