Hi, this might be a little off topic but has to do with where your footage goes after its first use. I’m trying to design a descriptive database for a variety of archived production reels a.k.a. video card directories, saved in their native state. I work for an international charitable organization and the focus of the catalog is footage content and not technical metadata.
Each record in the catalog (database not a DAM) represents a off-loaded card. It should have a little bit of granularity that I’m calling “scenes.” The example below was copied from a TV station record but I’m hoping we can do one better. I’m not sure it’s best to dump all that information in one description field. I’m sure there is a convention or a best practice out there but I just don’t know what it is. I’d like to find a media manager forum to post this question but don’t know of one.
Thanks in advance fo any help.
sample “scene” descriptions. Each clip # = start of a series of shots
PIX_100_01 John Grant stand-ups in front of Courthouse
PIX_100_08 Courthouse exterior b-roll
PIX_100_27 Courthouse interior/jail b-roll
PIX_100_45 interview Ed McCormack, FBI Special Agent (Retired)