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I really struggle with filling out the category and subcategory field in Basehead, because I have no way of keeping track of the categories I use (except a clumpsy workflow where I need to look through at a spreadsheet each time I have to make an entry.

Would REALLY love to see some sort of preset/list/user definable dropdown for these fields!

I know you don't like comparisons with rival programs, but they have a way of doing it like this:

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Here's an article explaining the workflow there: https://www.creativefieldrecording.com/2017/08/02/soundminer-adds-fx-categorysubcategory-presets-auto-populate/

Cheers

@contact would love this feature! Anything to speed up the workflow and consistency of metadata is very helpful. 

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So Tim Nielsen created a thorough Category and SubCategory in an attempt to make a universal system. It will be made public domain:

https://youtu.be/SJ66orOhr7A

It is already being implemented in Soundminer in a convenient way. Would really love to see it implemented in BaseHead in some way, to support having a universal catagorization across applications!

@contact agreed. The .csv will be made public and have about 550 values. This would allow consistency among applications and facilities in a very special way. The ability to import .csv data for the cat-subcategory seems key. I just noticed there is an update to the rename tool so I'll have to see if anything there works with .csv files or scripts that can use file names to add metadata. The workflow in the video above has been years in the making and unifying the metadata and naming would be absolutely amazing for the sound library community 🙂 

 

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This would be fantastic. Catagory/Subcatagory is ok at the moment but being able to define a list then tag from that, instead of having to constantly reference an external spreadsheet and type by hand each time, as Nikolaj said, would be amazing. Aware that BH does remember what you have been typing for these and tries to auto-complete, however this would be a much more preferable workflow.  

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Would love to see this feature aswell ! 🙂

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Really great in­i­ti­a­ti­ve! Me too, I would be very happy to see this implemented in Basehead 😉 ...

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Don't know if you're following this thread @jasona, but I just saw this implementation of the UCS in a Google Sheet for metadata, and thought it could be a starting point for a way of implementing it in BaseHead: https://youtu.be/CeYds-5MTkQ

It is really great being great to search for the categories, because there are of course at lof of them 🙂

Cheers

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Following, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be that hard to implement in Basehead.

 

This UCS trend is really growing in the SFX community, that would be so cool if us Basehead users could benefit from that aswell !

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I'm up into this UCS. Or at least, an easier way to script it through cat and subcat shortcuts to edit those fields. 

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I think this would be incredibly important for Basehead to implement this.  It seems the way a lot of software companies are moving as Nicolaj mentioned.

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If anyone from the BaseHead team is reading following: Here's a link to the Facebook group where Tim Nielsen is posting about the Universal Category List and will share once it is done in about a week: https://www.facebook.com/groups/580953782556978/

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Also check out this playlist 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLjgSBleNYmtweSV3PGUTqVXubwEQTDzI

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Pro Sound Effects is joining the system as well 😀 https://blog.prosoundeffects.com/universal-category-system-announcement

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This is actually an excellent example of why the Universal Category System makes sense 🙂 Maybe some inspiration for implementation?

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So, it seems like both Soundly, Pro Sound Effects and Soundminer are (getting) onboard of the UCS - shouldn’t we get involved as well? 😀 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s3ioIbNXSM

Also, it seems like the awesome new batch rename tool in BaseHead could fairly easily support UCS workflows like those shown in the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL1sIOEKllE

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UCS is the future - let's get on board! 

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