Suggestions for organizing home videos

scr1968

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 4, 2007
155
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I know this topic has been asked before, but not recently.

I have a bunch of videos (primarily of my family / kids) that I would like to organize more than just by name in folders in the Finder. There does not seem to be a clear cut / obvious choice on the Mac platform that falls into the iTunes or iPhoto mold. Some of the ones I have looked at briefly include:

  • Cinematica
  • ClipStart
  • iVideo
  • InerziaStudios
  • Usher

Wondering if anyone has any opinions on the above or suggestions for any others. Don't care so much about playing them back as I do being able to organize them a little better with things like folder support and tagging.

SR
 

onekerato

macrumors regular
Jun 6, 2011
222
1
I know this topic has been asked before, but not recently.

I have a bunch of videos (primarily of my family / kids) that I would like to organize more than just by name in folders in the Finder. There does not seem to be a clear cut / obvious choice on the Mac platform that falls into the iTunes or iPhoto mold. Some of the ones I have looked at briefly include:

  • Cinematica
  • ClipStart
  • iVideo
  • InerziaStudios
  • Usher

Wondering if anyone has any opinions on the above or suggestions for any others. Don't care so much about playing them back as I do being able to organize them a little better with things like folder support and tagging.

SR
You could try Leap, which uses tagging. This is a general purpose app, not specifically for videos. Double-clicking on a video file will still open it in the default app on OS X. It uses an industry standard tagging mechanism which should mean the effort you put into tagging & describing your videos is not wasted down the road.

Leap ($26)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leap/id406510909?mt=12

Demo available on the website
http://www.ironicsoftware.com/leap/
 

aristobrat

macrumors G5
Oct 14, 2005
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Do your videos not import into iTunes?

I've had good luck using iTunes to add tags (which iPhoto calls "keywords") to my videos, and then either using its Search feature to quickly find them (by typing in one or more tags), or making Smart Albums that auto-update content based on the video tags.
 

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scr1968

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 4, 2007
155
13
Do your videos not import into iTunes?

I've had good luck using iTunes to add tags (which iPhoto calls "keywords") to my videos, and then either using its Search feature to quickly find them (by typing in one or more tags), or making Smart Albums that auto-update content based on the video tags.
I suppose I should have added that ideally the end result of would end up in iTunes. What I was looking to organize is all the snippets of video that I might shoot prior to putting the final product together. Especially when I get two or three (or more) projects behind, being able to organize all the clips prior to editing them.

SR