When I start my ATEM, it goes to (saved) start-up state, but the media-pool is empty. I can of course restore from a “save as” exported setting in XML and then the media pool is back to that saved state.
My question: should the start-up state also include the image in the media-pool?
After looking over the manual it does not indicate that the Startup State supports the Media Pool. For the time being I believe you workflow is currently the correct way. Hopefully in a future update they will include the Media Pool in the Startup State.