8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 10, 2009 9:17 PM by pixelographer
Dave Klein2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I often shoot video files (.mov) along with stills. Can Aperture catalog these files? I am currently using iView Media Pro for my DAM and it's all but dead for the Mac. I would like a new management tool for my images and video so as to relocate from my external media (usually DVD).

Thanks for any assistance...

MacBook Pro and PowerMac G5's, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 1. Re: Video Files
    153957 Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)
    Nope, Aperture doesn't do movies.

    You will need to transfer/archive those separately from Aperture
  • 2. Re: Video Files
    Dave Klein2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    How about a plug-in of sorts, haven't looked myself nor have I downloaded Aperture. Considering how many cameras shoot .mov files it certainly would be nice to catalog them and add metadata...etc.
  • 3. Re: Video Files
    153957 Level 2 Level 2 (485 points)
    Nope, no plug in like that available.
    Perhaps with the onset of video DSLRs the next version of Aperture might accommodate that, but we don't know that.
  • 4. Re: Video Files
    Dave Klein2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Lets hope. It would be a very nice addition. I'll see about adding my suggestion through the Apple feedback/suggestion process and keep my eye on this in the future. For now I don't know if I'd make the leap between what I'm using and Aperture w/out this feature that I really need for cataloging purposes.
  • 5. Re: Video Files
    Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)
    Have a look at either Portfolio
    http://www.extensis.com/en/products/by-solution.jsp;jsessionid=GEWB1GMTQQKCFLAQA AUARSQ

    or Cumulus

    http://www.canto.com/

    both handle video (& Stills) nicely, however unlike Aperture there is no processing capabilities.
  • 6. Re: Video Files
    Dave Klein2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I use Portfolio Server with NetPublish at work. I was hoping to combine asset management with image processing in one package. Aperture does everything I was looking for other than logging .mov files. I could have two separate workflows for stills vs video but was hoping to integrate the two. With so many DSLR cameras capturing clips I'm surprised not to see this included. Oh well, can't have everything you want. I pulled up a sales person w/chat and they suggested I use QT to convert my .mov into a file that Aperture supported... what a .tiff? I don't think the support person got what I was asking for.

    Is there a method by with to recommend new features?
  • 7. Re: Video Files
    Tony Gay Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)
    Sure is a feedback method, I could have given you the Aperture link, but I like this one as all the apps are listed.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    Tony
  • 8. Re: Video Files
    pixelographer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    both iTunes and iPhoto can handle .mov QT can reset your poster frame too.