Any Digital Asset Management (DAM) tools in Camtasia?

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As a new user, I've found some things I'd like to see Camtasia have.  If it has these and I've missed them please forgive me. (and please tell me how to find them!)

The ability to reconnect an asset already in a project with it's new location.  Even if it required that I point to the new folder location, anything would keep me from having to delete the asset from the project file, then re adding it (and re editing it) would be very useful.  In my opinion, if the project version isn't identical to the one in the new location, the reconnect should be cancelled.  I don't care how slow this reconnect is, it still likely faster than re editing!

I'd also like to see a project and a project component report.  This might require a project registry folder where a list of active and retired projects are stored, managed, deleted, etc.  Then the ability for Camtasia create a list of assets (and locations) for each project.  This would be useful for backups and disaster recovery.  (Sorry, I'm a retired DBA, paranoia is a valued career survival skill)

For that matter, a built in backup utility might be useful.  All of these suggestion would seem to me to be very useful for people and businesses with an interest in creating e learning tools.

I realize that not all software publishers want to get into the database management business, so maybe partnering up with a third party DAM product might be useful.  They already have a tested/ready DBMS in place.  For many, it would be a minor tweak to include Techsmith file formats.  It might also create some interesting cross marketing opportunities.
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Glen Barrington

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regarding backup, use export as zip on file menu

as for reconnect, use "update media" [right click on selected media]
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Glen Barrington

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Yeah, that works for a single media asset.  But having some beefed up DAM features, or, possibly  allowing *.trec & *.TSCProj file format access to a DAM product, would not only also allow for a batch update for a given project, but allow one to create a searchable database of user created components which could be potentially included in future projects.

Existing DAMs like ACDSee, can manage completed mp4 videos along with other formats like WAV, etc,  but think how much more effective something like that could be if it could catalog and manage the proprietary intermediate/working  files. 

It would significantly improve your ability to maximise the effectiveness of your work.
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