Indexing media

Normally volumes, drives, folders or tapes are indexed and the metadata is stored in the database after the copy job completes.
However you can also index drives or tapes and add then to the database without copying them.

Add a drive or folder

Connect the drive, click the + button, select the drive and click Add Selected. Or click Choose Other... and choose a folder. Or drag and drop in one or more folders into the job table.
Click the folder button above the Job table to open the Source Browser.

If full metadata is required in reports and for conforming ensure that Extract Metadata is turned on in Preferences.
To rebuild metadata, hold the option key and click the refresh button above the job table.


The media will be indexed. The current Collection and Project are shown at the top left. Click to open the Collection + Project panel.
There are Indexing Preferences see here for details.

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 of all job files.

Create reports

A browsable index of all source files has been stored in the Project Browser. In the Browser you can export ALE, CSV, MD5, MHL and PDF reports for all assets.

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