hey guys I’m Patrick I’m the lead editor and producer at luma Forge and today we’re gonna be talking about media asset management so what is media asset management I’m glad you asked media asset managers allow you to sort through your footage quickly and easily so that you can find the shots that you need when you need them and now that may seem like a very simple thing may seem like something that’s not really worth throwing a lot of money at until you have a lot of footage.
You have a lot of people on your team and here at luma forage we actually started to run into that ourselves right we started expanding our video team and I had known where all of the various footage was because I you know shot a lot of it and edited a lot of it but as soon as we started adding other people it became impractical for me to tell them exactly where each and every shot was that they might possibly need for the projects they were working on so we actually started looking for a mam for ourselves.
Capabilities of jellyfish
One of the big things that we found was that time and time again most mam’s are really difficult to install and really difficult to get set up in fact most of the time you needed either an entire computer gone or you’re using some of the capabilities of your jellyfish.
Tagging Logging and Searching
Now dedicated to just keeping a database of where all of your files are what we found though was there is one piece of software that uses indexing as opposed to a database which means that just very much like spotlight on a Mac you’ve got the ability to search things because there’s this set of invisible files alongside your footage that have information about the footage itself so all that you have to do with this piece of software is install it activate it and now you can start tagging logging and searching on any computer that happens to have this piece of software.
What is this piece of software Konoe from less pain software we have become really big fans of Kaido not only because it makes the install and setup process extremely easy but also because it makes tagging and searching through your footage extremely versatile as well so if I know that I need to find some red footage that was shot at twenty nine nine I can do that out of the box I don’t have to do any logging to be able to find that what I really love about chi know is the fact that I can go in and tag things like shot take real that sort of stuff but I can also add my own tags kind of like finder tags and as I add those tags other users who are connected to the jellyfish can start to see those tags as they start entering tags on their end.
They can autocomplete so that we’re on the same page and we aren’t duplicating keywords that are really essentially about the same thing beyond just using tags you also have the ability to create sub clips you can set in and out points around a very specific topic especially in talking heads this is helpful or if you were working with a news reel and you need to break things down into smaller pieces.
You can’t tell just by looking at the thumbnail what a piece of footage is so for example what I’m talking about sub Clips we might start an endpoint at the beginning of this portion and then whenever I stop talking about sub clips we set an out point and then we hit s to create a sub clip to then designate the portion of the talking head where I am talking about subclips and now if we go into Kaido later we can search for sub clips and I can find the sub clip about subclips very meta I know the really super powerful thing about all of this is that as soon as I want to take this footage.
Bring it into Final Cut or I want to bring it into premiere or I want to bring it into resolve I can do that and I’m able to pull that metadata along with my footage so that means I can right click on a batch of clips say send to Final Cut Pro 10 and now my sub Clips come in as keyword ranges my tags come as keyword ranges.
All that stuff like scene shot and take all shows up inside a Final Cut the same thing happens with Premiere except that I don’t really get tags but my sub Clips come in as ranged markers same thing happens whenever I bring footage over-under resolved what about you we really love Kino is there a media asset manager out there that you love why do you love it let us know in the comments below thanks for watching and don’t forget to Like share and subscribe for some more porridge goodness thanks so much