We just uploaded Fast video cataloger to version 6.26, download it from videocataloger.com/downnload/ the download page.
So what is new in this version? The largest change is probably an update to the docking framework which should fix a number of bugs as well as improve performance.
The “Find duplicate videos tool” has been further improved, Select “Clean” from the start menu. We also removed the old tool from the repair dialog.
And, finally, this is pretty small. We added a new shortcut to “refresh search” (Shift + Alt + R). This shortcut just refreshes the current search and is useful if you have added new videos to a catalog after the search.
A new version of fast video cataloger is available today to download from videocataloger.com/download. Fast video cataloger 4.4 is a program that makes it easy to create a local video clip database. Small to medium sized companies no longer have to manage and configure servers or signup to expensive monthly cloud solutions to leverage their video clip assets.
The 4.4 update of fast video cataloger is free for all customers.
A free trial is available to download.
This version does not have a lot of new big features. However, it has improvements to make it easier on new users and it has a number of fixes to reported issues.
In the past many new Fast video cataloger users think the program is intimidating at first. This has a lot to do with the focus we have in the software on workflows and efficiency. We want to keep the program as user configurable as possible and we always try to save on screen space. That does mean that the program can be a bit intimidating to first time users.
New start window and tutorial
In the fast video cataloguer 4.4 we have tried to ease in new users with a new start dialog and a reworked tutorial. The start window clearly let you create a new catalog file or load a catalog. You can still let the program automatically load the last catalog with an option on the general tab in the preference dialog. When a new catalog is created you will get a “tutorial” to help you get started.
Among the other improvements…
- We have added shortcuts so among other things it is now possible to quickly jump to the next video and the next thumbnail from the keyboard.
- The attract windows has got file context menus just like the normal video catalog window.
- Fixes to the video autotagging feature.
Cloud drive support
In 4.35 we added support for Dropbox and OneDrive. The program will recognize video paths on these cloud drives and keep them correct if you move a catalog to another computer that share the same cloud account. We do not recommend you to put the catalog file on a cloud drive as the cloud syncing will risk overwriting changes.
We hope you enjoy this update and as usual do let us know what you think about the program and if there is any new features you would like to see in future versions.
The 3.50 update is free for all customers and you can use your original registration information. We have lots of minor improvements and bug fixes as usual and there has been a focus on performance and workflow that should make a few common operations faster and more streamlined.
New Attract windows
In the 3.50 version we introduced three new windows in a new category that I would like to call “Attract Windows”. The purpose of the attract windows are to cycle through content automatically from your video catalog. Just like with all other windows you can decide to use these windows, just close them or use them in specific layouts. My hope is that the attract window is a new inspiring way to enjoy your video catalog, perhaps to get inspiration.
- The Actor attract window cycles through actors one by one.
- The Cover attract window cycles though covers and/or companion images one by one
- The Attract Video Wall is a new video wall window that plays a video wall for a few seconds ( that you set from preferences) and then switches the videos to a new set of random videos.
For each attract window you can right click to get options to go to editable versions of the content.
New find duplicate videos tools
A new tool to find duplicate video files was introduced. This tools makes it effortless to clean out duplicate videos from your catalog and optionally delete them and save some space on your disks. You can find the tool as a tab in the Repair windows.
Other bug fixes
You can now set volume even if a video is not playing. Also, the scale of the volume control is now much better and the whole slider is used.
General performance improvements. This one is hard to prove and explain but you will find that some operations, for example keywording, is much faster.
Fixed a bunch of issues with disappearing windows that required layout reset to reappear.
Other general improvements
Star rating in the video detail list instead of a drop down list, save a click every time you rate a video.
The About box now show video catalog statistics.
Video file size and date modified in the add video dialog and detail list. This is good if you only want to add large files to a catalog if you have an sd and an hd version of a file, or if you only want to add the last touched file.
Added a Right click option to sync file organizer to video. This is good to have if you don’t have the automatic sync turned on. The automatic sync can cause performance issues if you have videos on powered down disk drives.
Right click option to remove a video file from disk and from catalog. You could do this before from the file organizer but since this is a pretty common thing to do when cleaning up a catalog, we added a menu option for it.
Option to show/hide horizontal video details horizontal scrollbar. With more columns a scrollbar is good to have but it does take screenspace. This might sound like a small thing and it is, but I have had emails from users that wants it there and users that hate that it is there. So now everyone can set it up as they like it.
Copy from actors, just right click the actor portrait to copy it into the clipboard. Might be useful if you edit portrait in Photoshop or another image editing program.
Support to enter multiple keywords at once with , separation.
Added message when you switch between layouts to make it more clear that you did switch to a new layout. Remember that you can set name to the layouts as well from the preferences.
And much more… Download and test from http://videocataloger.com/download/