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4384 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2008 4:34 PM by Cliff Coburn
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2008 12:01 PM (in response to subquestion)Any metadata that is contained in a quicktime file will be seen in Final Cut Server as Dynamic metadata. To view the metadata that is in a quicktime file, on the FC Svr client go to 'Search Devices', then navigate to the file in question and double click. You'll see all of the metadata in the file - this works for files containing xmp/iptc metadata as well.
To get into an asset, these external 'dynamic' metadata fields need to be mapped into the internal 'custom' metadata fields. There are quite a few of these that are in the software by default (eg, for Quicktime Pro 'annotations', FCP Log and Transfer, P2, RED, XDCAM, EXIF Photo info).
You can make new mappings as you suggest, and it will work fine. If you have assets that are already catalogued you before you make the mapping, you can re-analyse to get the metadata populated onto the asset.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2008 6:19 AM (in response to Matt McM)Well I haven't been able to map the QT description (or a QT custom Field) to a FCSvr custom field. Has anyone been able to do this? Not just in theory cause I'd really help me to be able to do this if anyone has.
Also, has anyone been able to map the Reel field found on the FCP element to field on the Asset? If so please can you let me know how cause I am having to manually add it. I know you can serch for the Reel (and it works) but I need it displayed by the Asset(s).Mac OS X (10.5.4), Final Cut Server 1.1, Final Cut Studio 2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2008 6:23 AM (in response to subquestion)The fields that you can't map, did you check to see if they are listed under Dynamic Metadata in Search All Devices first? If they are there and you still haven't successfully mapped it, maybe when you set up the field, you added the Data type incorrectly or something, there could be various factors. Or did you do a re-analyze on the clip after you created the mappings? When you create the map you have to map the Dynamic Metadata Fields (they are at the very bottom of the selection when you create a new Metadata Map) to the newly created Metadata Field you made in Metadata Field of the Admin.
Unfortunately, in regards to Reel, you can search for it, but it's not written onto the disk traditionally the same way as other metadata is. Like 'Reel' metadata from Log and Capture window is not written onto the QT file container the same as 'Reel' metadata from Log and Transfer is. That's a FCP issue I guess. You can tell this by looking at the clips metadata, it is not revealed there (I have an app which displays/pulls the metadata and Reel didn't show up) and therefore FCSVR won't be able to see it of course...which is why no dynamic metadata showed up in the clip within the Search All Devices window...so ultimately 'Reel' from Log and Capture, cannot be mapped. I dunno why you can still search for it within FCSVR though, strange.Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2008 9:08 PM (in response to subquestion)Not sure if it happened in the last update or not, but you can edit QT Annotations
in QT player and add keywords that can be read by FCS.
Open QT file in QT player and select "Show Movie Properties".
Select Annotations and then Keywords (haven't tried the others).
Save the file changes.
Then just drag file to FCS and the Keywords show up!
This app may help speed up the process... http://www.egeronline.com/qtea/qtea_en.php
Message was edited by: Will GriffithMacPro(s), Mac OS X (10.5.5), FCS, Maya, CS3
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2008 4:34 PM (in response to Will Griffith)We are experiencing the same issue. We log in Pilotware which allows us to export to FC Pro fine. All metadata comes across including description...all this info will show up in the bin. When we move the same project to FC Server the project shows up---if you open the project all of the logged clips are there as well - HOWEVER - if you search for one of the clips OUTSIDE the project and open it up it doesn't contain the same metadata that is carried when the clip is opened within the project. Now if you delete the project and keep the clips all the metadata goes away.
The problem with the description metadata being associated with the project is that if you do a search for something it is possible you will get as a result multiple projects. THEN you have to search EACH project individually with the same criteria to find you clips. Not a very good way to search.
We have also been unsuccessful with getting the FIAN CUT PRO LOGGING metadata group to list with a scanned asset (not asccociated with a project) as that has the info we want - INCLUDING REEL.
We also see that the REEL metadata must be embedded within the QT file from FCP because I can drag the QT file from the Mac into the FCP browser and reveal the REEL number. this will happen for a new or old project whereas the description field will only show up in the project that it was created in.
We have not been able to figure how map metadata from the reel name to a useable field in FC Server.Various