What’s so great about Fast video cataloger?

what is so great about fast video cataloger

what is so great about fast video cataloger

“What is so great about Fast video cataloger”, was the question we asked a selection of Fast video cataloger users. Read the summary of the answers and learn what the most used and liked features are in the software ( 3.2x )

Fast Video indexing

Users liked that Fast video cataloger support very speedy indexing of video files. By indexing we mean automatically extracting video thumbnails from the videos to give an “at the glance” overview of videos. Users give batches of video files to the program for processing in the background. They may tag all videos in a batch with common keywords, ie. tags are automatically applied when the video has been indexed and added to the catalog.

Play from any thumbnail

In Fast video cataloger you can play videos starting from any of the video thumbnails in the catalog. You have the option to add unlimited, new thumbnails at any point. This can be needed when the automatic indexing haven’t added all the frames needed for the best representation of the video.

Tagging and searching on individual video frames

Users liked the ability to tag individual video frames and the ability to search for tagged frames across an entire video catalog. Scene search shows specific thumbnails across multiple videos and allow users to play right from the thumbnail.

Speed and user interface

Fast video cataloger is a pretty large program with a bunch of different windows. But users like that they can arrange the windows as they like across one or more monitors to setup a customized optimal workspace.
Download your own free trial version from https://videocataloger.com/download/ and see if you like Fast video cataloger yourself. Fast video cataloger is available for windows 8.x and all the way back to Windows Vista. We wil off course make sure it works perfectly on the upcoming windows 9 as well.  It makes use of multiple cpu cores when available.

 

How to organize video files in three steps – search, browse & find

I’ll show you the three steps to find a video clip in a large video file collection, and the easiest way to organize your video files. Quickly and without pain!

Fast video cataloger is the perfect tool for the job, it will help you find videos quicker than ever before.

Fast video cataloger was created around the idea of using a combination of searching and visual browsing to find videos.

Why? Because the human vision system has evolved to excel at recognizing patterns. In fact humans are generally better at this than modern computers. Given that we are so good at this, you might assume it is a pretty good idea to use your eyes to find videos. And you would be right!

Browse through a large number of videos in seconds - the easy and natural way to organize your files and collections

Browse through multiple videos in seconds

The search, browse and find method employed in Fast video cataloger is really simple and consists of three basic steps.

  1. Search. Use a search criteria (for example a keyword search) to filter out a manageable subset of videos from your entire catalog.
  2. Browse. Look at the Image that represents the videos in the program to further narrow down your search
  3. Find. Click on videos that might be what you are looking for. You will get a thumbnail timeline of the whole video. If this was not the video you were looking for, repeat the previous step.

Using this simple process you can easily manage a collection of thousands of videos. Use this technique to for example quickly find reference materials.

Try it yourself and see how well it works.

The Search step (1) in Fast video cataloger is carried out by clicking the “Filter” icon. You can search on keywords, part of a path, actors, and much more. When you are adding videos to your catalog remember to set basic keywords in the add videos tab.

The Browse step (2) is carried out by browsing the videos images. In Fast video cataloger each video has one image that represents the whole video. This is automatically set to the first automatically captured thumbnail in the video when it is added. But, you can and should change the thumbnail later if the first is not a good representation. To change video image simply Right-click any thumbnail and select “use as video thumbnail”. You can even set the video image to be the cover image of the video. When you view the video list, you can do it in list mode or icon mode. In icon mode only the video images are displayed, this helps you to fit more videos on the screen at the same time. If you are using the list view, remember that you can change the width of any column, including the video image.

The Find step (3) is helped by the fact that Fast video cataloger automatically extract thumbnails when a video is added to the catalog to create a timeline. You can easily refine the thumbnail list. Remove thumbnails that don’t make sense and add new ones from the video player by clicking the camera icon. You can also use the “burst capture” mode to add a bunch of closely spaced thumbnails for a shorter slice of the video, just right click on a thumbnail and select “burst capture”.

As you play with your video collection it is easy to add more keywords and refine the thumbnails. This will make this process even better as your collection matures.