My dream software for managing video files?

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rickvdvulkaan
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My dream software for managing video files?

Post by rickvdvulkaan » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:15 am

Hello,

First of all, please forgive me if all the things i am about to say are possible and coming off as lazy, i'm still in the orientation phase.
I'm working for a small video production company. Things are growing fast and I am looking for software to manage all assets on the network drive.

What im mostly looking for specifically is tagging/managing literally all files. when there has been a day of shooting, i would like to tag information like location, product name, mood, etc.

so that eventually i can type in the location and all those files pop up.

this really sounds like a metadata thing which should be possible with ease. So i googled for such software and landed here. Seems like a no brainer when i look at the price and all the functionalities so i dedided to download the personal-use version to try it out.

however, already at the first try i stranded at some folders with mxf files. they are not playable and there are no thumbnails showing. so i started googling and installed ffmpeg, no result. maybe i need some kind of plugin? also, the xmp-metadata seem to be greyed out. I was not able to solve it so far. R3d files also cant be tagged it seems. it looks like tagging with xmp-metadata really depends on the filetype. is there a workaround so that it basically works for all files?

Before i start digging in bigtime, Is this even the sofware im looking for? I also saw software like acdsee, adobe bridge, etc. Also did a quick try but i stranded on the same things.

It wouldnt be a huge problem if only previewing wouldn't work, but i should be able to tag everything? I think i need a push in the right direction.

rickvdvulkaan
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Re: My dream software for managing video files?

Post by rickvdvulkaan » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:58 am

okay simpler question, how can i add metadata to .mxf (broadcast video format) files?

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