Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 4:47 PM (in response to francesk)
CAT DV is what we're exploring to replace Final Cut Server. It's expensive, but a very powerful product. So sad to hear about Final Cut Server's elimination.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 9:01 AM (in response to ryansalazar)
I'm reseaching several options. CatDV, EditShare, etc, etc, and NOTHING comes close to the automation, cutomization, efficiency, price, and overall usability of FCSvr. We'll all have to settle for second best. Apple really screwed us on this one.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2011 6:14 AM (in response to BenB)
I'm reading about CatDV and it seems really powerful. Maybe even better than FCS. They might provide scripts to help migrate to CatDV.
Especially the Worker Node 4.0 has many FCS features plus features I would have liked FCS to add, like:
renaming files, use regular expressions and XML batch.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to henkrek)
CatDV isn't nearly as powerful or flexible as FCSvr.
Before you invest in CatDV, check this out.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2011 11:10 PM (in response to BenB)
Any experience with Extensis Portfolio Server 10?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 6:03 AM (in response to carlosr2)
Both Squarebox and Extensis options have been used by photographers for a very, very long time, before Aperture and LightRoom came out. The long history of development I think gives them more credability.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 9, 2011 11:40 AM (in response to BenB)
Digital aset management is a deep and robust industry. We use Canto Cumulus at the enterprise level. It has taken us almost 10 years, no kidding, to get it up and running efficiently. Every bit of effort has paid off with major benefits including forcing our department to realize what the total elimnation of analog creativity realy means in terms of organization and retreivability. It has been a massively confusing and complex effort. Expensive, too.
One reason we ended up with Cumulus was it doesn't care what you put into it; any digital file can be cataloged, tracked, and maintained.
I do not recommed Cumulus unless you have needs to catalog mroe than a single type of media and have the time to ddevelop your taxonomy, keyword ists, controlled vocabularies, and a thesaurus.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2011 12:03 PM (in response to BenB)
Extensis isn't suited for video, and its interface is pretty clunky and slow. Can't recommend it.
CatDV isn't a bad option but lack's Final Cut Server's polish in the interface.
It would be great if Telestream added digital asset management to Vantage: http://www.telestream.net/vantage/overview.htm
It has a great node based interface for creating workflows that actually tops Final Cut Server's automations/workflows. Definitely a breeze to create them!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 9:20 AM (in response to taintworkin)
Avid Inerplay is way too expensive and complicated.
CatDV is the way to go at this point. They're the only ones aggresivly prusuing the FCSvr market, has FCPXML incorporated, etc.
Now, if it's for a stand along Mac, use Aperture.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 7:49 PM (in response to francesk)
You can use Final Cut Server on Lion. I just set it up last week. I tried Lion Server first but could not get the web interface to work. There are a few configuration updates that need to be done and Apple should put out an update to addresses them but they aren't going to do that since the product is dead.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 4:23 PM (in response to Macpro Consulting)
So what did you do to get the Java client working on 10.7 machines?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2012 11:41 PM (in response to flyingcactus1)
Installing FCSvr on Lion & Mountain Lion: