iTunes is great for cataloging and organizing your multimedia clips but it's not particularly adept at dealing with DV clips. The developers of CatDV call it "iTunes/iPhoto for movies" because it aims to fill this void.
So if you're a frequent amateur video maker or download a lot of DV clips onto your PC, you might find CatDV Standard more useful than iMovie to catalog and organize your clips. CatDv Standard allows you to see exactly what you've got stored on your drive in just a quick glance. It's the same kind of tool that professional broadcasters use to organize archive clips.
Although it's more than suitable for individual needs, it's probably best for those that are collaborating on a project that need to access, and upload clips to a large archive. It can be used over a network server so that several users can update it at the same time in real time. It's also very flexible, handling just about every DV type from uncompressed DV to HD, stills and audio files.
CatDV Standard is however a huge program for the average user and it takes some time to learn exactly how to use it and organize clips in the correct way.
CatDV Standard is a powerful cataloging solution for those that regularly transfer DV videos onto their PC or for those that need a semi-professional cataloging solution.
- Fix remote queries so you can search on clip type.
- Fix an issue where you could only select 'starts with' as the operator for 'any logging field' queries.
- Fix importing of sequences with transitions from FCP XML files.
- Allow exporting of stills from RAW images. Make it easier to save initial group settings to the server.
- Changed the Delete Media Files so it checks that you have permission to delete clips from the catalog and asks whether to delete the corresponding preview files also.
- New option to apply a time of day timecode when importing movies and stills.