Imagine you have hundred thousands of videos and graphics sorted into folders and subfolders and want to move these data into Final Cut Server (FCSvr).
If you create a FCSvr device and copy all these assets onto this device while preserving the folder structure you are used to, and let FCSvr scan this device, then each asset will store its relative path on this device in its metadata.
If e.g. a media file has the file path /Volumes/MyBigStorage/MigratedFiles/cars/german/bmw/Z4_in_summer_with_blue_sky.jpg, then both the file path elements and the file name hold valuable asset metadata which you might want to use in your FCSvr DB.
If your FCSvr device has the file path /Volumes/MyBigStorage/MigratedFiles, then the relative path (called Location) stored in the asset's metadata will be /cars/german/bmw, while the file name will be Z4_in_summer_with_blue_sky.jpg.
If now you search for
FCSvr won't find this asset. You need to search for cars/german/bmw to find this asset, as FCSvr doesn't support finding a single string when you search for multiple parts of it.
Your users expect to find the asset using the search string "cars bmw", so we need to fix this. This article explains how to do this.