CAS pool and object naming in ECS

CAS pools and objects (clips in CAS terminology) names must conform to the ECS naming specification when using the CAS API.

CAS pool naming

The following rules apply to the naming of CAS pools in ECS:

  • Can contain a maximum of 255 characters
  • Cannot contain: ' " / & ? * < > <tab> <newline> or <space>

Clip naming

The CAS API does not support user-defined keys. When an application using CAS API creates a clip, it opens a pool, creates a new clip, and adds tags, attributes, streams and so on. After a clip is complete it is written to a device.

A corresponding clip ID is returned by the CAS engine and can be referred to using <pool name>/<clip id>.