Before you can work with your digital files, you need to make sure that they are organized in a way that fits your workflow. There are several different techniques that you can use to organize your data. One is to let your computer do the work. In this video, Kevin Ames discusses how to let your computer sort and store your digital files.
- Part of keeping your folder structure…and everything about your data management simple…is letting the computer sort it all out.…Files naturally contain metadata.…Computers can look inside a file and its content…and they can do it directly from the operating system.…Mac addresses that by using a program called Spotlight…where you can search by folder, by hard drive,…or by the entire computer.…Cortana is Windows' version of Spotlight…and there's also a third-party program…for Windows called Seer, S-E-E-R,…that helps find files based on their metadata.…
There's also an increasing use of artificial intelligence.…Adobe has started putting…their artificial intelligence engine, Sensei,…into their new version of cloud-based Lightroom.…We believe it will also migrate down…into the desktop version.…AI, or artificial intelligence, can use facial recognition.…It can recognize objects.…It can even recognize speech…and it's only going to get better as time goes on.…Remember, digital asset management,…managing our files and our folders,…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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