Set Essence Type


Changes the essence type to the specified file type and ignores files whose type is unchanged.

Any essence technical data associated with the previous type is lost. This does not affect asset level metadata or registered file locations.


Possible types:

  • Video
  • Audio
  • Image
  • Document

Can be used to override the auto-detected essence type assigned at ingest. This is useful in situations where files have an incorrect, unknown or ambiguous file extension at the time of ingest.