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Video camera's file management system defies logic

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7/14/2010 12:27 PM EDT

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ylshih
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ylshih   8/1/2010 4:44:45 AM
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This kind of debilitated file system (or other similar user interface "features") makes you wonder if the engineers who design these products ever use them themselves in any realistic way. Not just the take it home and take a few videos and check that it works; but really use it - video over several weeks, fill it up, edit the videos, organize, etc. Apparently not!

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lcovey   7/23/2010 8:07:35 PM
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On Macs, if you import the movie into iTunes, you can get a pretty good sized thumbnail to get a visual cue as to what it is, and then it will give you a time stamp. It doesn't help on the camera, but I'm pretty well able to identify which are the good clips and which are the bad. I don't really like to throw out bad takes because I can always use them for b-roll or intro scenes and not mess up the good takes. I make it a rule not to throw out anything until my final cut is finished.

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Polyspace   7/16/2010 7:54:08 PM
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As I recall, the .MOD files are really MPEG files. I found that out with my camcorder. It would be nice if it simply named the files yyyymmdd.hhmmss. Easy to sort and find if you know when you took the video.

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Duane Benson   7/14/2010 7:07:20 PM
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This really is reflective of a much larger problem with digital imagery. The "free" nature of a digital photo or video clip makes it very easy to compile a huge library, but naming and sorting issues like this make for equally huge library management problem. Especially for non-technical types. Even supposed friendly systems like Google Picassa fall short in many areas. It leads to loss of images, duplication of images and just a lot of headaches for a lot of people.

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