Creating a New Catalog in Fast Video Cataloger
Fast Video Cataloger permits users to manage vast collections of videos in a single catalog. The program also has an additional feature, allowing you to manage multiple catalogs. The uses are unlimited. An example of this feature being used could include a video editor who deals with multiple publishing and production companies. The video editor can have a separate catalog in Fast Video Cataloger for each publisher or producer. This will make it easy for the user to manage, find, scan, search, and sort through videos relevant to a particular producer or publisher.
Each catalog is stored as an individual file in a folder. The video catalog file will contain all details about the videos, but not the video files. You can choose any folder on any writable medium, such as a USB flash drive, your hard drive, a DVD-RAM disk, or an external hard drive connected via Firewire or USB. In addition to choosing any folder, you are also able to name the catalog file anything you desire as long as it is a valid filename. You can store your catalog files in any folder, however we encourage you to create a new folder as a single centralized location for storing all of your Fast Video Cataloger catalog files.
Steps for Creating a New Catalog
- When you are ready to create the new catalog, use the File menu in the upper left corner and then select New.
- After the “Create new catalog” dialog appears, click the “Pick Catalog File Location” button in the lower right corner.
- Select an existing folder or create a new folder location and then enter a filename for the catalog.
Moving the Catalog File to a New Location
It is possible to move a catalog file to a new location. To do this safely and with the least chance of data loss, it is best to close Fast Video Cataloger before beginning.
- Close FVC using the File menu or the X in the upper right corner of the window.
- Locate the file in Windows Explorer. Click once to select the file, and then use the right mouse button on the icon to Copy the file to the clipboard.
- Open the new location. Then using the right mouse button again, Paste the catalog file into the new destination.
- After the copy is complete, launch the Fast Video Cataloger program. Then use the File menu to select Open. When the Open dialog appears, select the new location and copied Video Catalog file.
- After confirming the catalog opens from its new location, you may delete the file from the original location.
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Making sure all links are intact
A lot of times while cleaning up our computer files, we tend to move things around. If you are in your documents and intact links in your video collection you move a video from one folder to the next the path will become broken. This normally would cause a problem; however, with the repair tool you have a chance to fix that. The repair tool gives you the option to repair your videos and images. Within the repair window you can also scan for images. You can scan for broken videos to make sure all your videos are operating correctly. If you have videos that have been archived and the device is not connected to your computer at the time you do the scan the path will be reported as broken. You will have the option to either remove or repair the video. If you want to remove the videos with the broken paths simply select them and click remove. To repair you have the option to supply a search path and click repair and then the program will do its search. You can do a scan for your images as well, and the same exact thing will happen, the paths for all your images will be checked.
Scan for broken video clip links in your video collection
You also have a “scan for image” tab. This is not the same as scanning your images for broken paths. When you click on the scan image tab it gives you the option to scan for all companion images. It may be easy to get a little confused about the repairing images scan and scanning for images, just remember when you are in the repair images tab, you are scanning for broken links that you can repair or remove. If you are in the scan for image tab you are scanning your videos for companion images. Once you have finished your scan for companion images you will be presented with a checklist of images. You can add companion images as you see fit. Simply check the box next to the image and then select “Add Selected Images” and your image will then be added as a companion image for that video. As you see the repair tool is used for much more than repairing broken paths. Using it to add companion images is very important because you may not like the companion images that are uploaded for you or you may want to create a companion image for a cover image. You may even just want to create a few companion images to have some still shots, or even to use them for actor’s portraits. The repair tool can help you find and add companion images as well as fixing broken paths for images and video.
Fast Video Cataloger 2 is launching
The new and improved Fast Video Cataloger 2 is here, it is your control centre for all video related tasks. Fast Video Cataloger 2 is a video clip management software for Windows designed to handle thousands of files without using servers or cloud computing. The program extracts a series of evenly-spaced thumbnail images representing the scenes in each video. This enables a visual navigation on video scenes inside complete clips in seconds instead of watching the duration of clips. Each video thumbnail doubles as a playable bookmark for that scene and can be enriched with keywords for filtering and searching. Due to the module based interface multiple screen workflows is set up with ease. We have tightened the integration to Windows and enabled drag n drop from other programs, renaming and reorganizing of video files on disks from within Fast Video Cataloger
Video as an information medium is entering new areas like corporate information, communication, education, etc. due to low production costs and increased video know how. Information kept on video require fast and effortless browsing and finding of that information and this becomes a problem when the number of videos is too large. Fast Video Cataloger 2 is a tool for PC users in any profession forced to handle video clips.
Fast Video Cataloger 2 works on Windows 8/Windows 7/Vista/XP with .NET framework. A single-user license costs $197(US). Multi-user discounts are available. Fast Video Cataloger 2 is free to download and try at https://videocataloger.com/download.