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4225 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2010 7:50 PM by John F. Whitehead
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2010 7:33 AM (in response to pc_forever)I am not sure why your workflow is so working so unreliable. I believe that you have all the correct steps and configuration.
I'd try to determine why this works sometimes, but not others.
Try changing the Scan time to 15 minutes from 5 minutes.8 Core Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2010 2:34 AM (in response to Nicholas Stokes)Thanks
It seems, after a day of fiddling around, I am at least getting the assets to upload with the correct production name (i.e the folder name of the FCP project used as an ingest) however I am still getting clips that appear to have no log and transfer metadata seemingly at random, when others from the sam batch contain all the correct data. I would say the ratio is about 50:50.
Any ideas?mac pro/ Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.4), xserve with ActiveRAID
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2010 1:44 PM (in response to pc_forever)Make sure you don't have multiple scans going on the same device.
If not, make sure the metadata is really there (and this isn't a problem with FCP not writing it).
Does it show up if you delete them and rescan them?
Does a device scan show that the metadata is there for those files?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2010 6:31 AM (in response to John F. Whitehead)Thanks John
It's interesting you should say this - I have just tried a to ingest clips locally without using FCserver at all; i used log and transfer to ingest some clips to my harddrive and then import them into a NEW fcp project... and the metadata is not viewable in the clip browser!
i asked a friend to check his FCP and its the same! then I called apple support and they confirmed that FCP stores metadata in the project file and not the asset!
This means that FCserver is reading the project file that is used to ingest media.
the plot thickens...mac pro/ Xserve, Mac OS X (10.6.4), xserve with ActiveRAID
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2010 7:50 PM (in response to pc_forever)Well, yes and no.
If you enter metadata in the Log and Transfer window (when you are setting up your ingest), FCP writes it inside the QuickTime file it creates as well as within the FCP project file.
And when that QuickTime file with metadata gets added to FCSvr, and you have the "FCP Log and Transfer" metadata group as part of the metadata set being used, it will map that logging metadata to the relevant fields.
However: if you add metadata to a clip after the QuickTime file was written (like in the browser window of FCP after you already ingested the clip), it does not rewrite that clip on disk to add the metadata to it. FCSvr won't see that metadata on each QuickTime asset.
And perhaps confusingly, once you check in the project, FCSvr will see that metadata within the clip elements you find within FCSvr's representation of the FCP project, within each element's "Final Cut Pro Logging" metadata group. But it won't be associated back to the original QuickTime clip asset.
It makes a little more sense if you think about when you enter the metadata in relation to when the file is written.
So back to your problems, it depends on when you're writing the metadata and where you're looking for it later.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)