question re MediaFiler (or alternative); cataloguing media at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:33 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 836
question re MediaFiler (or alternative); cataloguing media

Hi there,
I'm going through Doug Jensen's XDCAM EX training DVDs - - they're very good, but I don't understand something. He uses a Mac, edits with Final Cut Pro, but he also shows off what looks like a very nice app for cataloguing all his media backups, called MediaFiler, which is PC-only.
Mac-users out there (I know there are a lot of you) - - what do you use to catalogue your media... is there something like MediaFiler?
Thanks,
Malcolm
Malcolm Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2008, 11:07 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 382
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malcolm Hamilton View Post
Mac-users out there (I know there are a lot of you) - - what do you use to catalogue your media... is there something like MediaFiler?
Hi Malcolm. This is a very good question. I noticed the very same thing after viewing the Vortex training video. I also remember that you are using Avid on a Mac and so my response may not help your configuration.

This week, I installed Apple's Final Cut Server to give it a spin for use as a media catalogue and workflow management. The server itself requires Mac OS X Leopard and is scalable from MacBook Pro's to large scale NAS/XSAN Servers. The client software works on both Mac and PC's. In my first pass of experimenting, FC Server seems like a beast--very flexible and very capable for management of all kinds of assets (video and audio clips, shot lists, graphics, scripts, storyboards etc.) pertaining to video and film projects/production.

FC Server is a tool for work group and/or team environments. Both the cost and learning curve are steep at least for what I am doing at this time. There is at least one other poster that mentioned he was using FC Server. So I'm looking forward to his experience.
Barry J. Anwender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2008, 04:31 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 836
I emailed Vortex Media to ask about Doug's use of MediaFiler on a Mac, and was told that yes, in fact, Doug uses it via Parallels, and that:

"There will never be a Mac OS version of MediaFiler unless Microsoft releases a Mac version of Access -- which is unlikely to happen"

So I'm out of luck there - - any other suggestions for media cataloguing tools, on the Mac side?

Thanks, Malcolm
Malcolm Hamilton is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:09 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network