Terminology

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Entity
Abstract things that need tracking, e.g. characters, props, stage sets, scenes, sequences, shots.
Reference Asset
Data files and physical props that are associated with Entities.
Stereo
3D Stereo, for left and right eyes. Its better to call it stereo than 3d, since so much of the rest of the VFX pipeline is already has a meaning for 3D.

Field Types

word
A string consisting of only letters and numbers (no spaces or punctuation). Unicode not supported. Something that is a word could end up as a file-name, so it needs to be a fairly neutral, unix/windows friendly string.
string
A list of any characters, could be unicode.
distance
A string representing a distance, should include units. e.g. 50mm 3.5'
integer
Whole numbers
float
numbers including fractional digits.
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