Well I did a bit of digging in the CS5 Premiere help manual (pg. 108) and came across the ability to link clip data entered into a project, like Log Notes, and link that to the metadata XMP. As the document states clip data added in a project that is created prior to establishing the XMP link will NOT to be saved to the metadata, but even when I perform a test linking the clip and xmp log notes fields prior to adding any information to a clip's log notes the information input after linking does not seem to save in the metadata. I test this by making the specific clip offline and then re-linking the clip.
Another observation, I thought perhaps by copying the media directory that the original notes had been built in from the external HD back to the raid, that upon re-linking the media the log notes would still be viable, as when linked to the directories on the external HD the log notes are present. However, that also failed to retain the log notes after re-linking to the directory copied to the raid.
What and where do the files live associated with a project that retain the clip data input into the project? Is it part of the media cache etc?
Any thoughts, suggestions would be appreciated. Perhaps I am missing a step when I create to clip to metadata XMP link?
Just made an interesting observation, I linked the description field properties between clip and XMP, modified the description attached to a specific clip, saved the project, made the clip offline and then reconnected it to see if the description remained or disappeared. The description field was preserved. I attempted this same test wtih the Log Notes field linked to the Log Comments XMP field, but when I reconnected the media the log notes content disappeared. The two XMP fileds in question here are part of different schemas. One is in the 'Dublin Core' and the other 'Dyanmic Media'. Should it not matter which schema a link is built in? I find it strange that it works great with the description field, but is failing ot reain the linked Log Comments in the XMP. Am I missing some other key step?