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In Adobe Story, metadata implies essential elements in the script's formatting that identify new scenes, characters, production notes, dialogue, and so on. The metadata is captured in the ASTX file during export.

Information in scripts is automatically transformed into relevant metadata when you export a script as an ASTX file. In Premiere® Pro, metadata can be leveraged to find relevant content, and improve the accuracy of speech-to-text. Other software in the suite such as Adobe® Media Encoder can use metadata to create searchable, engaging experiences for the audience.

Adding metadata

Metadata in the Adobe Story script can be supplemented automatically or manually by other software.

Uses of metadata in the workflow

In the script-to-screen workflow, metadata helps automate a number of time-consuming, yet essential processes.


  • Manage and locate your media assets throughout the production process. For example, when you search for the word "clap" in Premiere Pro, the movie clips containing clap in their metadata are displayed.

  • Track crucial details, such as where a clip was shot, and the actors in the scene.


  • Locate words in spoken dialogue using speech search in Premiere Pro. Speech Search helps you search within media assets to locate and jump immediately to keywords in spoken dialogue.


You can use this feature for languages supported by Adobe Story.


  • Streamline searching for clips while you edit.

Playback (Flash, DVD, Web-DVD, blu-ray disc)

  • Search video content quickly.

Export production metadata to the DPT format

Available for: Adobe Story Plus customers

Beginning the April 2014 release, Story can export production metadata to the DPT format—the metadata file format standardized by The Digital Production Partnership.

To export Story production metadata to the DPT format, do the following:

  1. In the Projects view, click Reports and from the popup menu, choose Save As DPT > Production Data.
  2. Select the documents that you would need to include as part of production data and then click Generate.
  3. Save the DPT file to your computer.