InterServices New Media on Monday announced the “preview release” of
Mediaboard One, their QuickTime-based media cataloging and asset management software for Mac OS X. The final release is expected in May, and it can be purchased now for US$19.95, $20 off the regular price. Mediaboard One requires Mac OS X v10.3 and 10MB of free disk space.
Mediaboard One lets you manage any QuickTime-compatible movies or images regardless of location — on CDs and DVDs, internal hard disk drives, or networked server volumes — and catalogs and organizes that content. Thumbnails are created for every image and movie cataloged, and an enhanced image and movie viewer lets you view your files; contextual menus let you open supporting applications for different media types as well.
You can add comments, keywords, license and model or property release information. An autofill function makes filling out extended data easier. EXIF information and other metadata can be extracted from media automatically, then added to the catalog. The media database is based on Structured Query Language (SQL) and is networkable, according to the developer — it supports Apache Derby as a local database and MySQL or PostgreSQL as network servers.