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Track Hard Drive Contents

Question asked by AugustMiller on Apr 14, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2015 by AugustMiller

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Track Hard Drive Contents

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I work for a small production company that specializes in commercials & advertising. As thus, we create a wealth of digital media, and therefore must manage a large volume of external hard drives and other media. I'm considering a switch to FileMaker to help manage these and all of our other assets.

With FileMaker, managing the physical assets is obviously no problem. But I'm wondering if there's a way to track the digital assets. A hypothetical example...

We just purchased a hard drive to offload digital footage during one of our film shoots. After the shoot, that hard drive will be packed away in our storage facility, along with the drives from all our other shoots. With FileMaker, I can easily track that drive so I know where it's at. But is it possible to also log the contents of that drive? In six months, if I'm looking for a specific video (let's say basketball123.mov), it would be great if I could search FileMaker for "basketball123.mov" and find out exactly what drive that video is on and where the drive is located.

I've toyed with the software NeoFinder, which is designed to scan hard drives and catalogue their contents, but I was hoping to find a solution that solves both needs in one fell swoop.

If anybody has any experience with this, I would appreciate the insight!

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