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. What are they? In this video, join Kevin Ames as he discusses the differences between using metadata and folders when organizing assets.
- Metadata versus folder structure.…Computer versus human.…There's an argument now in the computer community…that says, gosh, all you have to do is put all of your data…in one place and let the computer sort it out.…Kind of sound likes a Marine motto I heard once upon a time.…The problem is that we as human beings…have a really difficult time of trusting the computer…to do everything.…I mean it can and it does a very good job of sorting,…that's one of the best things that it can do.…
The problem is we feel uneasy with it,…so there becomes a battle between folders and metadata.…Let's talk about those.…Metadata defined is data or information added…to a file after its creation.…Meta literally means after.…When a file is created in a camera,…and since I'm a professional photographer,…I'm going to use that example,…it's also true of a Word document, a motion picture,…or a sound file.…iTunes is a great example.…
All of the information…that you have about a song is all data…that is added after the song has been recorded.…
- 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
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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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