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Video Objects are entered into the archive using this three page form:

 

Video Object page 1

 

On Page 1:

 

Title - a maximum of 50 characters - Required - this field is initially populated with the Object's name from the Basic Info page. You can leave this information  as the Title, or you can edit it to be anything that you think will help to identify the Object.

 

 

Sub-Title - a maximum of 50 characters

 

Description - a maximum of 1,000 characters

 

 

Site Location - a maximum of 2,000 characters - Site or Location of video

 

 

Video Object page 2

 

On Page 2:

 

 

Cast - a maximum of 2,000 characters - cast members. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The cast name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience. You can click on the button  multiple times, and each name you select will be added to the cast.

 

Director - a maximum of 50 characters - the person who directed the object. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The director name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience.    

 

Director Details  - a maximum of 1,000 characters. This field will be populated by the Names table if you selected the Director from that list. You can then edit those details.    

 

Studio - a maximum of 50 characters - the name of the studio. The button to the left of the entry box will open up the Names list box, and you  can choose a name from that table. The name does not have to match any value in the Names table; the look-up is strictly for your convenience.

 

Studio Details - a maximum of 1,000 characters. This field will be populated by the Names table if you selected the Studio from that list. You can then edit those details.    

 

Video Object page 3

 

On Page 3:

 

 

Media - a maximum of 50 characters

 

Quality - a maximum of 50 characters

 

Length - a maximum of 50 characters

 

Color - select one from the list

 

Film Size  - a maximum of 50 characters

 

Print Number  - a maximum of 30 characters

 

Physical Description - a maximum of 1,000 characters - Physical description of the video

 

Video File Name  - a maximum of 255 characters - Path and file name of the video file. The button to the left of the entry box will open up a Windows' Find File dialog, and you can use it to point to the video file. In a network setting, it is a good idea to place all of your videos in a centralized location, and then map the location to a drive letter. The reason for this is simple - a path is included in the file name, and if that path is not the same for all users of the software, not everyone will be able to find the file. On the other hand, if you map the location to the same drive letter on everyone's computer,  everyone will find the file because it can be found in the same relative location. Another technique that works in some network installation is to shorten the path. By starting with the dot-slash combination to signify the current location, anyone using the same folder to run the software will be able to locate the file. See your network administrator for help on this subject. Single-user installations are not affected.