I'm not sure if any of you use Soundminer HD or Basehead but I'm in the process of comparing the two. We currently use Basehead but I'm trialling Soundminer HD as a possible alternative.
So far I'm loving Soundminer HD but one major issue I've yet to overcome is metadata related I think... possibly. I don't know a lot about this stuff and I'm trying to work out exactly how it all works and what the issue is.
Basically, when I import all our libraries into Basehead the "Category" and "Folder" fields are populated. The "Library" and "Location" fields are not though.
However, when I import all our libraries into Soundminer the "Category" field is empty. There's no option to display a "Folder" option and "Location" field is empty.
The "Library" field is empty for all libraries except 3 (in Basehead it's empty for all libraries).
I can only assume there is some difference in the way these two programs import information because they're importing the same files but displaying different information. Ideally I need to be able to sort by Library and in basehead the "Category" field essentially shows the library name so I can do that. At the moment I can't find any way of getting Soundminer to show anything useful for sorting by Library as it's failing to import any information about folders, library names or locations.
I'm prepared to go through and set up metadata for each library if I need to but I don't really understand why there's a difference between the two programs to begin with and I definitely don't understand much about metadata or how to use it properly. This is a good learning exercise for me
Any comments or help MUCH appreciated