Post-production Catalogs: Issues concerning the progress of Post-production projects.
Throughout the video production process, a lot of things are involved before a video is finished and can be released on a certain stage. Post-production is a term for all stages of production occurring after the actual end of shooting and/or recording of the completed film or video you are working on. When a film or movie is shot, it is given to the editor, the said videos will then be processed and give them content as it goes on. Video production is considered an art of creating content, video editing and delivering a finished video product, producing videos can be very delicate and takes years to practice just like a painting.
There are so many tasks at hand before you can proceed through a specific production stage, and overcoming these stages are one of the many skills that a videographer should have. Managing your way through those stages in a more fast and convenient way can certainly help you save time, effort and even money. Theses stages are crucial in the video production process, and finding solutions is one of them to avoid “post-production hell”, as they say.
The problem of having too many videos on your catalogs is, having to organize and manage them, collecting the best data, and retrieving them without encountering any problems in the process. One of the best ways you can avoid these problems is by managing your content on your videos.
Managing your Content Data
One of the many problems that you may encounter is managing your content and data. It’s not really a convenient way to disregard video clips, storing them would be practically easy, but retrieving them seems to be a lot of work considering that it’s not the only clip of videos stored in your storage device. May it be CD’s, DVD’s or External Hard Drives, managing those video data can be a bit messy in terms of recollecting the specific information needed.
The problems of having poor content management are data’s that is not stored specifically organized, and keeping track of the significant parts of information. Videos that are lacking parts that are not seemingly necessary at first, when you neglect certain parts of content be sure that it cannot be used sometime later, or you will end up having no back-up out of it later.
Having a database is one the best ways in managing those data. A database serves as a tool; to store, collect, retrieve and share your content conveniently as possible. Catalogs on the other hand, are information’s about a certain content that are listed and categorized in a specific manner, the utilization of tags, filters and keywords are one of them.
Databases and Catalogs serve a major role on the video production process because it keeps track of the data stored, and all the information needed for the production stage to move onwards. Complete understanding of the process that requires the needed information is always vital to start any kind of production.
Finding the right Database
Having the best database is as good as having the information you stored in it. Video collections are hard to handle. Especially, if your means of storage is getting larger and longer every time you update. Finding the means of storing them one by one can be a tease. Finding your way through those hundred and thousands of contents manually can honestly give you a seldom of work and a headache. In terms of, content managing there is no so called “General Topic” because data is stored specifically and listed throughout the catalogs. A catalog keeps track of the data stored on a medium: dates, logins, time, place, ID’s the lists go on and on. So, partnering these two can save you a lot of effort and time in managing throughout the whole process.
In the case, of video production, keeping track of all the edited data, content and time is essential and it saves decisions on organizing and planning much simpler. Archiving each individual videos on the process is of video making is one step on the managing part. Organizing your video content and giving them the proper identity keeps you on the right track of mind. And lastly, always have a ready back-up, this helps you concentrate on a much avid task if something fails.
So, In conclusion, video content management is one of the processes needed for video productions to succeed. Accessing not just one project, but thousands of projects simultaneously to collect information is a convenient way of generating easy flow management. Although, this task may seem time consuming at first, but in time the data collected may help you more in upcoming projects. Think of it as a bank for information, the more you deposit information, the more you withdraw information with interest.