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Subject: Filing systems/software
From: "Jeremiah Moore" jeremiahmoore99
Date: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:52 pm ((PST))
Also interested in this matter.

Protocol depends on needs.

For sound effects library, I:

I keep source file names At head of file and append description after,
often a long file name with notes as to contents.  Typical protocol is
category -dash- specific -dash- description.    Later this long file name
is converted to bwav bext description in Soundminer.

In sound devices 702t I set up so filenames start w project, location or

"12-0831_003 auto - prius 2012 - interior sequence.wav"

When I later break sounds down into more usable chunks I move the
identifier information to tail of filename.

"auto - prius 2012 - interior seatbelt Seq - 12-0831_003.wav"

Raw recordings:
At a folder level, each "session" gets a folder w date at head then
 "2012-0831 cars at Aaron's - 702t Sennheiser MKH 30-8040"

Upper level folder is by year.

This way:
- files stay organized in order even if I don't have time to describe them
- folders contain a higher, session level of description.
- both filename and foldername text becomes keyword searchable in
- later I tag w bwav and Soundminer metadata.


On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Dan Dugan wrote:

> **
> > Both recorders create unique file names (at least numerically
> > differentiated) and I think I'd like to maintain those file numbers in
> > some way.
> They're arbitrary numbers that have no value other than giving each file
> an unique name. The first thing I do when I upload files from an expediti=
> is to look at the files with Snapper (a mac utility). It shows the
> metadata. I rename all the files with a rational system incorporating dat=
> time, location, and contents. That way I can see a lot at a glance and if
> the metadata gets lost, it's backed up. Like this:
> NS120627 04.30.00 YOSE MpG dawn1.wav
> > I haven't made a decision on software to use for geo-tagging audio file=
> > and I'm not sure if it's really possible to do that with wav's without
> > messing up the file headers to the extent that some audio software will
> > balk at them.
> I'm interested in hearing your progress with that. Audio recorders are
> lagging behind cameras in the metadata department.
> -Dan

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