So I don’t exactly know what I need. Maybe it’s software that’s already out there. Maybe it’s a filemaker setup. Maybe it’s just a basic database running locally on a simple MySQL server with a bit of PHP coding. I’m not sure, but here’s all I need to keep track of:
We shoot a video (or photoshoot) and it needs a name, where the original file is located (the hard drive should be relational because if we replace a drive that data should get updated), custom tags we create for searching, a description (again for searchability), location of thumbnail version locally (clickable link to drive location), and that’s about it.
It might only need to be an access database. I’d be open to filemaker, but that is Pricey. Seriously, Way too expensive for such a basic database.
Once it’s set up, I can probably figure out how to add/edit, etc. I just want someone to set up something that works…and speedy. I don’t have time to F around with figuring out what would work.
So if you know what works already, I’m happy to try and get our group to pay for it (that’s right, I have no budget myself. But I ask for money all the time and always get it if I feel the price is a good value).
Or if you already know of some software that is just perfect for it. I looked at data crow, but it crashed while I was trying it (never a good sign) and it didn’t let me remove the plethora of extra fields. I’ll end up with like 10-20 fields for each entry. That’s it.