Way back in the day I organize my movie clips using a clever app called FootTrack. It was good for movie clips, but, alas, hasn’t seen an upgrade in many years.
iTunes is too crowded to manage movies. iMovie is too slow. iPhoto only handles movie clips. If true movie management is your objective take a look at the Usher app. It doesn’t care where your movies are stored. Usher manages the whole shebang.
All The Movies, One Location
If there’s one thing to like about Usher right up front it’s that the app doesn’t really care where you keep your movies; whether movie clips from iPhoto, or full on movies in iTunes.
Usher becomes your movie assistant that not only manages the movie collection, but gives you a few useful tools to make viewing and editing a worthwhile experience.
Movies can be grouped, tagged, and watched from within Usher.
Movies can also be rotated, cropped, trimmed, edited, merged, resized, converted and expanded within Usher.
Pretty much any video that QuickTime can handle, Usher can handle. And it finds videos nearly anywhere on your Mac, from iPhoto to iTunes to Aperture.
Just as you can create playlists in iTunes and albums in iPhoto, Usher creates movie playlists.
Details for each video can be added and tagged. And, all except iTunes videos with DRM can be viewed within Usher.
Usher is good for movies you’ve ripped to your Mac, movies downloaded from iTunes, and even your own movie collection; clip by clip, if you want.
Usher comes with folders, playlists, and smart playlists to organize even the most extensive video collection.
It all works just like folders in the Finder or playlists in iTunes or albums in iPhoto.
Wait. There’s more. Usher has a built-in search tool for YouTube and Vimeo so you can find even more videos on the web.
As I noted earlier, Usher doesn’t really care where the videos are located. If your video collection spans iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, and different folders on connected storage devices, Usher can manage them all.
You just won’t run out of space. What’s missing? A more affordable price tag would be useful to the Mac masses, but the most glaring feature that’s not there is compatibility with AirPlay, so your Usher movie collection can play on a television through Apple TV.