Help choosing Database(??) Software

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Within the next 6 months I am going to begin work on a project in which I will generate lots of different multimedia files on a daily basis. The filetypes include DV footage, multitrack audio, still photographs/images and text. Due to the large amounts of files I will eventually be working with, to keep productivity high I need to be sure that all related files are tightly organized into specific categories, complete with daily progress logs. In other words, I need to keep my project files organized by the days they are created, what they contain and by any relevant technical details. If it is possible, I want to somehow create unity between all aspects of the project in order to draw comparison between them and possibly open up creative opportunities otherwise unforseen.



Can anyone recommend software (or multiple pieces of software) that would help me do this as elegantly as possible?

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Pippin

    Can anyone recommend software (or multiple pieces of software) that would help me do this as elegantly as possible?



    Want a simplistic solution? I use two things. My files are not in as many formats as yours, so just make sure they will handle them all.



    If you just want an "organizer," I love Omni Portfolio for organizing. It has a lot of fields you can use to keep records. It couldn't handle daily logs, though. It probably can handle all of your formats.



    If you need to enter daily log data and you are at all familiar with FileMaker Pro, I would look at whether or not the container fields can hold all your formats. My guess is that they can.



    You could then design (or get someone to) anything you wanted to keep the components related.



    These aren't sophisticated solutions, but they are practical and pretty easy to use. I prefer to give my attention to the contents rather than the organizer. I often use both of these together, letting Portfolio organize my folders and pointing to the content with FileMaker Pro when I need relationships.



    They both can handle very, very large data sets.



    Hope it helps.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    unless you want to do some level of coding, FMP is really the only choice.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    I believe most people use FM for this.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    dave k.dave k. Posts: 1,306member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mike0919

    If you just want an "organizer," I love Omni Portfolio for organizing. It has a lot of fields you can use to keep records. It couldn't handle daily logs, though. It probably can handle all of your formats.



    What is Omni Portfolio? Can you provide a link?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    newnew Posts: 3,244member
    Extensis Portofolio could probably do the job.
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