. i've been giving this topic a lot of thought in the last few weeks...
. currently, i keep my videos in folders by size (320x240, 640x480, etc) and those are broken down by vids w/alpha channel, no alpha and purchased/downloaded clips (to differentiate what i've created vs. other peoples stuff)
. but, those categories don't always make sense - depending on what i want to do.
. for example - if i'm going to use the matrix grids in modul8, i'll want to use square videos (so they line up better).
. if i'm doing some effect oriented - then knowing the nature of the video might dictate which effects i'd use. black and white fine line art doesn't look very good w/pixellate or hexagons and some of the distortions.
. if i'm using black and white clips, then i'll want to cycle the RGB values using the auto-color and if the clip has an alpha channel, i'll probably use some trace.
. and some projects i'd want to know if the clip 'loops perfectly' or not...
. however, i haven't really come up w/a way to determine these different parameters in a universal way.
. my current thought is using the filename listing various parameters so i might know the best context to use them in.
(a nomad. )