Best/Good methods (SW) to organise/manage video clips

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Flynnstone, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    What are some good ways to manage video files.
    I have miniDV tape imports, AVCHD (not sure if I got that right) from my Sony camera, from my iPhone & other stuff.

    I have used Foot Track & that was good with miniDV.
    I've tried iMovie and thats not that great.
    I looked at Cosmos (I think) & it looks like it maybe ok.

    What other and/or better options are out there?
     
  2. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    This could be over my head but I'll shoot...I just take all the video I need from my Canon DSLR's SD card and put it in a labeled folder..when I'm ready to use it, I transfer all the stuff onto a striped RAID array consisting of dual 80GB USB to SATA drives and lately that seams to be working allot more efficiently. Then I whip the RAID rinse and repeat :D.
     
  3. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    Thanks for the response.

    This is still a very manual method.
    How do you label the folders?
     
  4. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. musique macrumors regular

    musique

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    Editing?

    Are these files that you plan to edit to make videos, possibly for distribution? If so, Final Cut Pro X has many ways to add metadata to imported clips. Although I haven't used it too much, you can have hundreds (thousands?) of clips in your FCP X library.

    Maybe this would work for you.
     
  6. Flynnstone thread starter macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    Family video.
    Lots in MiniDV format and now in 1080p60i AVCHD from my Sony PS camera.
    Does FCP X expand the AVCHD like iMovie?
    I'd much prefer "archiving" in original format due to size constraints.
    But ...
     
  7. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    You can set up camera archives in FCP X.
    Organizing my miniDV tapes is done by shooting logs.
     

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