Extended Video Properties

In Fast Video Cataloger 5 you can now easily add your own custom properties though the Extended video properties feature. You access this new feature from the video details window.

We think the extended video property feature will be very useful in a number of common business settings. It allows you to use Fast video cataloger for solutions we didn’t knew about when we created the program.

Extended video properties is especially useful when you create custom solutions with Fast video cataloger. Using extended video properties together with scripting allows you to store per video data.

We recommend to use the default properties when they are available. Many things can be expressed with the default fields and keywords.

If you have not updated to the 5.x version of Fast video cataloger you can do so from the download page.

Custom video properties

Fast Video Cataloger 5 – with new extended video properties

The release of Fast video cataloger 5 is getting closer, and today I want to share one of our more frequently requested features. One that we have added to the next release of program: extended video properties.

But first a little detour. From time to time people request that we add new video genres to the program. I always tell them to skip genres and instead use the keyword function instead. Keywords is far more powerful and flexible, and there is no reason to use the genre.

But now we have a better solution – the ability to add your own editable genres. Just right click on them in the video details window. Even if you can now change the genres, I personally still hold to my old advice to prefer keywords! But you now choose the way you want to work.

But, we have also added something even more powerful to Fast Video Cataloger 5. You will be able to edit your own user video properties. We understand that there are people and companies that use the program for things we have not even considered. So we have made it possible for you to define your own video properties.

On the video details window there is now a new section with “Extended video properties” for your catalog.

Extended video properties - custom video properties from the video details window

Click the edit button to add your own custom properties to your catalog. If enough people use this, I am sure we are going to extend this feature even more in the future based on your and others feedback.

To go with this new feature we have also extended the search function. There is a new search block for extended video properties that can be combined with other search criteria.

Please give it a try and let us know if this is helpful or if there is something we could do to make this even more useful.