1) Create a Type

Note: variants are now called "types" from 6.0.0 onwards.

To create a type, follow these steps:

1) In the Metadata Designer, on the left-hand toolbar, select the option.

2) On the canvas, click the icon.

3) In the Create Type pop-up, enter the details for the type.

4) In the Name field, enter a name.

5) From the Object Type drop down, select Clip, Media Asset, or Segmented Asset.

6) Optionally, you can associate an existing metadata definition with the type if required.

7) To make this type the default, click the Default Type checkbox.

8) Click Create.

Note: currently, you can only create a timeline for clips, media assets, and segmented assets.