What problem do you see this solving?
Videos on the catalog are not treated as first class citizens. In fact, they are barely supported. Pretty much all that works reliably is import and playing the video. Very little of the cataloging features work. As video media is an important part of many photographer's work now and catalogs are meant to be used to keep track of your media, this creates a major problem trying to manage any shoot that consists of both photos and videos. Here's a partial list of things that don't work for videos:
- If you have a selection that includes videos and you go to export that selection, the videos won't export.
- Videos don't work in smart collections.
- You can't set keywords on videos. When you try, you get a message "The action can not be applied to any of the selected items." Even though keywords are stored in the database, not in the media itself, it is specifically disallowing the setting of a keyword on a video. As a software developer, a proper implementation of things like keywords would work just fine on any type of object in the catalog. It should not matter what type of object it is. It feels as though there must have been some bug somewhere related to keywords and videos and the way around the bug was to just disable them entirely as there's clearly a specific check to see if a video is in the selection.
- Videos don't sort properly for several sort orders. For example, if you sort by Date, the movies go all to the top or bottom of the order. It appears to not know what the date of the movie is. Only sort by filename works properly. If you're merging media from two different cameras on a shoot, you have no means of sorting movies in the order taken.
- Keyboard shortcuts for setting a rating don't work on videos in the Library
- None of the movie metadata show in the metadata panel
When was the last time you were affected by this lack of functionality, or specific tool?
Any shoot that includes videos.
Are you using any workarounds or other solutions to achieve your goals in Capture One?
There aren't really work-arounds other than lots of manual, time-consuming work. I'm unable to use many of Capture One's features like smart collections because they don't work properly with videos, so I have to do anything with a video manually and can't use the catalog. Because there aren't really work-arounds, I may have to abandon Capture One to use a catalog that treats videos as a first class citizen and supports ALL cataloging features with videos (such as Lightroom).
Are you happy to be contacted further about this suggestion or request?
Note: I'm not asking for any editing features for movies (though Lightroom has some features built-in such as specifying output formats when exporting movies and simple movie trimming). I just want ALL features in the catalog to work with movies.
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