Over time, as I've taken on more and more work (as a theatrical AV designer), I've built up a large collection of stock clips from a wide variety of sources, which always come in handy for smaller designs.
So far, I've been keeping track of the clips by building a non-relational database that allows me to record the details of each clip - such as the title, source, licence, owner, description and so on. However, the collection has come to such a size now that adding more clips or searching through the library for something specific has become a bit of a chore. So, I'm wondering if anybody has any ideas regarding library management/archiving.
I'm reluctant to use file metadata due to the fact that the fields available vary with each codec and I'd like to keep track of some custom data (licence, etc.)
Is there any software available, maybe a video equivalent of Soundminer? Or do you have a recommended database schema that works for you?
Thanks in advance!
P.S. When using archive reels, do you prefer to save the whole reel or split into individual clips?