I also use the file structure a lot (purely private as a hobby and family archivist for 5 generations
), I would like to briefly explain why. Has emerged from necessity and is loved because it has proven itself for me.
I hope you understand my english (thanks to google)
- unfortunately I have had to change the software many times,
- be it through a sudden subscription from the offering company or
- just sell the company or
- Completely different orientation and remove important functions such as file and folder handling
- With TV
and other media devices
, access and finding is much easier
- Passing on to the family is easy, they can see immediately when the recordings were made and what it is about, they usually don't use Exif, IPTC, ...
Then every time I was faced with the dilemma that the pictures did not always contain the correct information or that incorrect fonts were written or that I could not find everything right away ...
So I had to quickly find everything on the hard drive using the operating system's Borad means.
Each folder has the following format, consisting of two fields (max four, but more likely only for scans).
I use these fields 1-4 to get the most important information for the EXIF, IPTC fields during import
stored in YYYY \ MM
and can be used optimally for backups from NAS
Always -> YYYYMMMDD-TITLE
Optional -> YYYYMMMDD-TITLE-COMMENT-COPYRIGHT
The only difference if we were traveling or had an "event" over several days, then
Always -> YYYYMMMDD to YYYYMMMDD-TITLE
Optional -> YYYYMMMDD to YYYYMMMDD-TITLE-COMMENT-COPYRIGHT
below then always (01 - xx if several things in one day)
YYYYMMMDD to YYYYMMMDD-TITLE\01.YYYYMMMDD-TITLE
YYYYMMMDD to YYYYMMMDD-TITLE\02.YYYYMMMDD-TITLE
Below the top folder there is still \VIDEO, \TRACKS, \OTHERS