CatDV Asset Management
CatDV is an ideal tool to help you keep track of all your media. As one of the cost effective and flexible solutions, CatDV will
manage your media assets. Catalog your still photo's, audio files, flash files, PDFs and much more. CatDV is many products
rolled into one, making your life simpler.
The CatDV Pro client application is a standalone desktop application, providing video logging and media cataloging capability
and available for both Macintosh and Windows PCs. It is based around a catalog or database of clips, where each clip represents
either a media file (identified by filename) or a scene within a movie file or video tape (identified by tape name and timecode values).
Each clip is annotated with a rich collection of metadata, including name, log notes, date of recording,a thumbnail image, video and
audio format, and so on, which can be used when searching for clips or to provide a record of the contents of a tape even if it’s not
currently online. In addition to itswell-established standalone mode of operation (whereby files and catalogs are stored on the local
file system), the CatDV Pro application can also operate as a network client to an optional CatDV Server.
The workgroup or enterprise server is a separate program, running on a server machine and accessible over a local area network
from one or more client machines. The server stores the clipmetadata in a relational database, rather than a local file. This allows the
clip database to be searched and updated by different clients concurrently, and permits much more sophisticated searches to take place.