Indexing LTFS tapes

After a job completes, the database is updated with information about the files that have been copied and verified.
However you can also index LTFS tapes and add then to the database without copying them.

If the tape was written by YoYotta it will contain clip metadata, turn on Extract Metadata in Preferences before starting to index tapes.
If the extra metadata isn't need then turning this off will speed up the indexing.

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Add tape

Put the tape into the drive, click the + button, select the tape and click Add Selected.

Open Source Browser

Click the folder button above the Job table to open the Source Browser.


The tape will be automatically mounted and indexed. The current Collection and Project are show in the top left. Click to open the Collection + Project panel.

Open an existing project

Projects are grouped together in Collections. Select a Collection, then select and open an existing project.

Add a new project

Select an existing Collection or create a new Collection by clicking + and entering a Collection name.
Collections names could be clients, years, type of work or just have one collection for all projects.

Then click + to create a new Project. Enter the new project name. If working with camera footage select the usual frame rate and click OK. YoYotta uses the frame rate to flag off speed shots, but it's not critical to set this.

Store Index

Click the Store Index button to store an index or snapshot of files.
A browsable index of all the files on tape will be stored in the Project Browser.

Assets in database

Click the book icon at the bottom of the main panel to open the Project Browser. In the Browser you can select the tape and then export ALE, CSV, MD5, MHL and PDF reports for all assets.

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