FAQ: What are the Full Motion Video Add-in's Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) metadata requirements?
What are the Full Motion Video Add-in's Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) metadata requirements?
Technically, there is no minimum requirement to play videos in the Esri Full Motion Video (FMV) add-in, if the video being played is a supported type. However, to see video metadata on the map, the minimum attributes required are:
- UNIX Time Stamp (also referred to as Precision Time Stamp)
- Sensor Latitude and Sensor Longitude
- Frame Center Latitude and Frame Center Longitude
If a user’s video metadata is not multiplexed, or combined into a single file with the video, and a video footprint is needed, the following fields are required by the Esri FMV Video Multiplexer geoprocessing (GP) tool. These fields allow the GP tool to calculate the video footprint:
- UNIX Time Stamp
- Platform Heading, Platform Pitch, and Platform Roll
- Sensor Latitude, Sensor Longitude, and Sensor Altitude
- Horizontal FOV
- Sensor Relative Azimuth, Sensor Relative Elevation, and Sensor Relative Roll
Note: The UAS Datalink Local Set is an extensible Key-Length-Value (KLV) metadata set designed primarily for transmission through a wireless communication link; however, the video metadata works equally well when parsed from an archived video file.As of June 17, 2017, the most recent version of the ST0601 document is titled ST0601.11.pdf. The document is downloadable, and can be found on the MISB Publications website. It is contained within Composite Documents Zip File Version MISP-2017.2 (50MB). ST0601.11 and all subsequent and previous versions of MISB ST 0601 are also available at this site.
To download the Esri FMV Add-in and geoprocessing tools for ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.x, 10.4.x, and 10.5.x, go to www.esri.com/fmv.
An example of a UAS DataLink Set and some of the typical values used within Esri FMV are shown below.
|Unix Time Stamp||1.44277E+15|
|Sensor Relative Azimuth||0|
Note: The Unix Time Stamp value is 1442360000000000 and refers to microseconds since the epoch. A web site such as Epoch Converter can convert human readable timestamps to microseconds to prepare data for the FMV Video Multiplexer geoprocessing tool.
- MISB Publications website
- Full Motion Video (FMV) version 1.3.2 is now available for ArcMap 10.5, 10.4.x, and 10.3.x