Creating Discovery tapes

LTO tapes sent to Discovery need to be LTFS formatted with an XML metadata file.
Use YoYottaID LTFS to put this file into the LTFS index partition.


Create metadata XML file

To create the XML file there is an online Discovery XML Generator
Select Footage Master template.
Select the Recording Formats that you will be archiving.
Complete all the other fields and click Create XML.


Sort content

Create a folder on a source drive that will contain the footage folders.
Drop the generated metadata.xml file into the source folder.
Then make subfolders in the source folder for each footage type. Use the exact same name as selected online. In this example RED and SRAW.
Then copy or link material into these folders. If you link material then make sure Copy linked files and folders is turned on in Preferences.



Setup destination tape

Remove all the tokens from the destination path, so that no extra folders are created.
To create the XML file there is an online Discovery XML Generator
Turn on Save to destination for MD5. Turn off other destination reports.


Completed tape

The completed tape is exactly the same as the source folder, plus it has the MD5 checksum file.

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