5 speed tips for organizing your video files

5 hot tips for video catalog work

How to make your video project run smoothly.

1.Remember to set up the windows the way they will be easiest to toggle for you. If this means floating a few windows on the desktop for easy mobility then do that. Set up your workspace the best way you can for you to optimize your time.

2.You do not have to close the filtering window every time. You can keep it open and off to the side for easy access.

3.Make sure you are adding details to your videos along the way. Your details for each video enables efficient filtering. Tag everything – the more tags you have, the easier it will be to filter and find your video in the future. Tag your scenes with keywords for easier locating. Tag your actors, tag your videos. Create keywords and tags that are unique for each actor, video and scene.

4. When you are using filters, remember they will automatically try to find everything possible that you might be looking for. In other words the filter uses a wildcard approach. So if, for example, you match part of the title, it will find your video. You can also use brackets for a span of records. For example if you want all videos from 2010-2012 type in 20[10-12] and all records will be generated accordingly. If you alphabetize the videos in your categorization, you can do the same thing with any combination of letters. [a-c] will generate all videos starting with the letters a, b, and c.

5.Set your preferences exactly how you want them to be. When you start adding videos, make sure your preferences fit the project. You want to make sure your preferences are set perfectly, so that nothing will have to be changed after the first hundred videos are indexed. This will save you a lot of time in the future.

Layouts to improve your video workflow


Always have your best layout

Navigating through endless menus to find the option you’re looking for in your favorite programs can be very tiresome. With Fast Video Cataloger you will not have this problem. You can mix and match all of the different user interface options to create your own ideal setup. Any menu can be docked at any part of the interface for maximum ease of use. If you have multiple users or switch between video management tasks often that is not a problem. You can save any GUI configuration for quick switching. Best of all, you never have to worry about accidentally quitting the program and having to re-create your last setup. The interface automatically saves and reloads the way you left it. So every time you boot up you will see what you were working on from where you were at, even if you get interrupted!

Moving a window around inside your own layout is easy. Just left click on the top of the window you want to move, hold down the click, and rearrange however you like. Put anything anywhere. Once you have it where you want it, just let go and that is where it will stay. You have total control of the combinations. Additionally, if you don’t want a window visible on the screen you can hide it. Hiding a window is just as simple as moving it, however the process is just a little bit different. Click the “x” and the window will disappear. You can always bring back any window that you want. All you have to do is go to the “window” menu and select what you want.

You will see a triangle button right next to the “x” that you use to close every window, this is an important button. This button opens up the docking menu, which contains extra options so you can have the best layout possible. You can reset your layout at any time by selecting the default layout option in the “window” drop down menu. At any time you can press control and tab (Ctrl+Tab) at the same time to get a list of all the windows in your personal layout. You can also save your layout of your windows at any time by using the save option in the window drop down menu.

Loading is done much the same way. You select the option through the “window” drop down menu, but instead of clicking save, you click load. It’s very simplified, even for the least experienced users. Don’t worry about having to create or remember file names for a bunch of different configurations because Fast Video Cataloger does all of that for you behind the scenes.