Best way to Archive Video Files

How to archive video files with the filter dialog

Filter dialog showing the archive tab

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Fast video cataloger allows you to archive your video files to any secondary storage device. Whether DVD, HDD, tape or other. Archiving videos with Fast Video Cataloger gives you a complete overview of your entire video catalog, old and new, and everything is searchable and browsable. When videos are archived, the files are moved to the secondary storage and tagged as archived, but are still searchable from within the catalog and browsable with your thumbnails. The search dialog has a tab for archives. It is easy to filter out videos from a specific archive allowing you to browse the content of all your archives without the need for the actual physical archive media.

How does it work?

You can create your own archive media in the program. This is to help you keep better track of your archives. In a professional archive you would probably print out labels for each archive to attach to the physical storage device. You can have more than one archive media on the same physical disk, for example if you are storing to a usb-hd or a network storage device. Archiving is easily carried out using the archiving wizard. By default the wizard will use the files you have filtered out in your video list. Archived videos are tagged and the path to the video file is updated in the catalog.

Creating a video archive

Create a new logical archive media.

How to select the videos

Select files to be archived

Archiving the videos

Archiving of videos has completed.