Fellow Forum Members,
I have digitized about 10 years of videos I have shot and now uploading all of it to a 20TB file server I have built. My question to any one out there that has organized a ton of videos is: "What is the best application to organize videos by custom categories?" My main concern is I want to perform this task only once. Therefore, what is really important to me is to use an application that is mature. I don't want to spend hours and hours buiding a data base and then a couple of years from now I have to do it all over again because a better application comes along.
Is Microsoft Access a good choice? If not, can any one out there recommend a better option? I have a bunch of Wedding videos I woould like to organize by what I'm estimating to be at least 20 different categories. Therefore, I would like an application that is not labor intensive when it comes to applying custom categories to videos. What would also be cool is if I could launch the video to play from within the data base application. Also cool would be if the app could import screen capture stills from the video. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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I can`t suggest a particular program for you.
But for a database where you want a number of custom categories, you want flexibility, obviously. The program is not going to be able to guess what you want.
The thing about databases is that you have to have a clear idea of how you want to organize it before you start. That`s where the real work is, and no program can do it for you. If you don`t design it right and have to change it later it`s going to be a lot more work than designing it right in the first place.
Thanks Hoser Rob for the post.
Has anyone out there tried this app called Videonizer?
I have looked at the tutorials. The app still looks like it's still under development and not mature yet. The tutorials are not helpful since they contain no audio instruction. If anyone out there has tested this app out, please post a comment on whether it would be smart to spend scores of hours building a video clip database using this software app.
Also has anyone out there worked at a TV News station? What software app do they use when they have a need to replay and therefore find a 5 minute video clip that was aired 3 years ago? I'm sure they are using some kind of video organizer database that has all kinds of video clips catalogued. What app do they rely on for fast retrieval of any video clip they need to find among thousands of video clips? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Can anyone out there please let me know what app TV news stations use to organize what a are most likely thousands of video clips so that they can quickly retrieve any video in very little time. Any info appreciated. Thnks
Hi, I'm considering putting my videos in Itunes. Itunes allows to attach following metainformation to each video (which works already good for my music):
* Date downloaded (automatic)
* Year of production
* Artists (actors)
* Componist (producer)
* Comments (custom keywords)
* Playcount (automatic)
Next you can search for combinations of these criteria using smart playlists.
But I am somewhat unhappy with the way playcount is tracked. Playcount is only updated if you watch a video till the end.
Does somebody happen to know an alternative program that tracks how many hours I spent watching a video instead of the number of times?
This information is rather important to me since it's an accurate indicator which videos I enjoy.
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No APP can touch this for VIDEO, Music, Pics and text
All cel phones can now shoot video. This Apps latest features make good use of those capabilities.
Video cataloging is completely different from Pictures. There are many segments in a video that may need explaining; from the perspective of shooter. RAW video doesn't include the whole story. And you can seldom verbally explain things on the fly. So large text with the video is the answer. It's easy to skip the text to just watch the video.
Being able to randomly sample these video segments along with the textual details; helps keep you in touch with your digital info.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzULqlf8598 (Slow Motion Demo and Faster Than Sight Objects) Check this demonstration out.
The Time-Line Playback method requires no editing; so you only have the original videos to catalog. No mess of tiny video snippets cluttering up your computer.
What a powerful training / teaching tool this app is.
--- sharing knowledge is what teaching is all about ---
http://forums.thedailywtf.com/forums/t/13917.aspx A thread titled "Nobody shares knowledge better than this"
The thread goes on for over 2500 replies. Everything you need to know about control and access to your digital data is there.
When you have lots of data like you do there is a need to randomly sample it now and again to stay in touch. Video without comments quickly lose their relevance.
Super Large font (48 point and more) makes it possible for those with impaired vision to read...
With the above link you can download test video, along with the control file and FREE MultiMedia Application
This app works on Windows and Linux systems (and most likely the Mac)
Over 2800 videos up on YouTube under SpectateSwamp and over 10,000 total; So I know VIDEO too
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