For me a good media archive has to have great preview support.
Think about the following: You’re looking for footage in your archive for a current project but only find several similar tagged files. How do you know what you get?
This is exactly the point where previews help a lot!
Archiware PresStore Archive helps you as it automatically generates previews for some types of media – but it’s rather limited. To work around this limitation custom generators can be added.
Yesterday I released “PresStore Media Converter”, a small toolkit based on FFmpeg, ImageMagick, Poppler and node.js to generate previews of hundreds of file types – including several raw file types.
Here aare some supported types:
- MXF (partial – depending on codec)
- MOV (partial – depending on codec)
- AVI (partial – depending on codec)
I’ve release it as open source under the GPL2 license.
You can download it at Google Code.