Scripting in Fast Video Cataloger

Scripting support

Fast video cataloger provides full scripting support for all data in your video catalog.

Scripting in Fast video cataloger is done in C#. You write your scripts in the Script Window that is hidden by default.

In addition to the Fast video cataloger API, you have full access to the whole .net library and you can also use external libraries. This makes it possible to create custom user interfaces and extend Fast video cataloger for your specific needs.

Developing scripts

After you have installed Fast video cataloger you can find the full documentation of the API in the scripting.chm file.

We provide a Visual studio solution to help you develop your own scripts. With Visual Studio, you get a proper code editor with syntax coloring and help through IntelliSense. You can also run your scripts through the compiler to check for syntax errors.

We include a growing number of sample scripts that you can use as a starting point for your own solutions. These are installed in the scripting folder with the software.

Running scripts

Once you have developed your scripts you can assign them to Actions so they are accessible from a button in the program. It is also possible to bind scripts to shortcut keys.

More on scripting

We are constantly developing the scripting API and writing new articles on how you can use it:

This article explains how you to write a script that writes out thumbnail images for a video as stand-alone jpeg files.

If you want to integrate Fast video cataloger with another database this article, how you can read or write data from an Access database, is a good starting point.

Learn how you can write your own search engine using scripts in Fast video cataloger