Lightroom Mobile: iPadOS doesn't handle fujifilm raf files well and there are issues with exfat sd cards

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I am using lightroom for ipad on my ipad pro. It worked pretty well except for two issues I found:
First, lr for ipad doesn't handle Fujifilm's exposure settings right. We all know fuji cameras have a so called dynamic range setting, which is basically underexposing one stop light when shooting and then digitally compensating it back in post process. LR for desktop can handle raw files with dr200 settings correctly by default, while in lr for ipad all these raw files are not compensated.
Second, when I tried to use "Add photos to recently added -- from camera device" option to export my pics from a 128gb exfat sd card, I cannot see any files in the directory in lr app. There is nothing wrong with the sd card itself and I can see all my files in Files app. I tried another 32gb fat32 sd card then, which worked normally this time. So I'm guessing lr for ipad has a bad support for exfat format sd card.
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From the team:

"The second item there makes me think the card might not have had the files in the correct DCIM folder structure expected by Apple’s ImageCapture APIs. If that’s the case, you should be able to see the files for import using the “From Files” option rather than “From Camera Device”

Can you verify?
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Yes, I can import files using "From Files" option.
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Does engineering's supposition regarding a non-standard DCIM folder make sense? Can you share the folder structure in a screen capture?
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Does the Photos App see these files on the ExFat SD Card? 
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No, it did not. 
The suggestion about the file structure does make sense. I then formatted this sd card, and I can import files from camera device now. It turns out this is a problem of my own I guess.