Metadata Synchronization Policy

Metadata is synchronized between Final Cut Server and the device according to one of the following policies chosen from the Metadata Sync Policy pop-up menu when creating a new device in the Devices window.

Figure. Devices window showing the Metadata Sync Policy pop-up menu options.

Choosing the synchronization policy to use generally depends on who is thought of as “owning” or being in charge of the device:

Device is master

This synchronization policy regards the device as the authority on what the real metadata is.

Device metadata is mapped to custom metadata. Subsequent changes to the metadata on the device are mapped to the custom metadata when they are detected. Custom metadata fields that map to device metadata can be edited but those changes are not mapped to the device.

Note: This is the default choice and is used for all devices created by the Final Cut Server Installer and any devices created using Device Setup Assistant in Final Cut Server System Preferences.

Final Cut Server is master

This synchronization policy regards Final Cut Server as the authority on what the real metadata is.

The first time the asset is cataloged, device metadata is mapped to custom metadata. On any subsequent changes to the custom metadata, custom metadata is mapped and saved to device metadata, overwriting any changes that may have occurred in the device metadata. Any changes to the metadata on the device are not mapped to the custom metadata.

No sync

The first time the asset is cataloged, device metadata is mapped to custom metadata. Any subsequent changes of either custom or device metadata are not mapped and remain different on Final Cut Server and the device.

Two way

The first time the asset is cataloged, device metadata is mapped to custom metadata. Any subsequent changes of either custom or device metadata are mapped and are synchronized between Final Cut Server and the device.

See Adding a Device Using the Administration Window for more information on using the Devices window.