Metadata Mapping

Metadata mapping simplifies your workflow by copying metadata from one metadata field to another. For example, if you import a set of still images with IPTC metadata fields, you can map the data in one or more of those fields to one or more of your custom metadata fields. Metadata mapping is used to translate metadata between Final Cut Server and devices, file formats, and embedded metadata.

Many standard metadata mappings are included with Final Cut Server. Additional mappings or changes can be defined using the Metadata Map pane.

Figure. Administration window showing the Metadata Map pane and the Create button.

The Metadata Map pane contains the following columns:

Adding or Editing Metadata Maps

You can add or edit custom metadata maps.

To add a custom metadata map
  1. In the Metadata Map pane of the Administration window, click the Create button.

    The Metadata Map window appears.

    Figure. Metadata Map window.
  2. Configure the settings for the metadata map.

    See Settings for Metadata Maps for more information on the settings.

  3. Click Save Changes to save the custom metadata map.

    The new metadata map appears in the Metadata Map pane.

You can also open the Metadata Map window and edit existing metadata maps.

Note: You are not allowed to edit the required metadata maps.

To edit an existing metadata map
  1. Double-click the metadata map in the Metadata Map pane.

    The Metadata Map window appears, showing the settings for that map.

  2. Make any necessary changes and click Save Changes.

    The Metadata Map window closes.

See Settings for Metadata Maps for more information on the settings.

Settings for Metadata Maps

The Metadata Map window provides the controls to edit an existing metadata map or to define a new metadata map.

Figure. Metadata Map window.

The Metadata Map window contains the following settings:

  • Priority: Enter the mapping priority. The range normally goes from 1 to 3. This is used to resolve conflicts where more than one field maps to the same destination, in which case the larger number has a higher priority, with 1 having the lowest priority.
  • Two-way map: Select the checkbox to create two mirror-image maps. This effectively creates a second metadata map with the from and to metadata fields swapped.