Index media and create reports

Normally volumes, drives, folders and tapes are indexed and snapshots are stored in the Project Browser after the copy job completes.
However you can also index drives or tapes and add them to the database without copying them.
Once indexed you can export a report using the Project Browser.

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.

If thumbnails are required in reports ensure that Create Thumbnails is turned on in Preferences. To apply this to the current job click the refresh button above the jobs table.


The media will be indexed. The current Collection and Project are shown at the top left, click here to open the Collection + Project panel.

During indexing YoYotta will check file and folder permissions and if they cannot be accessed then a warning will be shown. You will need to fix the file permissions and then re-index the source.
Hidden files and folders starting with a dot will be skipped.
Temp folders including $RECYCLE.BIN, @Recycle will also be skipped.
Folders inside FCPX fcpbundles like Analysis Files and Render Files will also be skipped.

Open an existing project

Indexes are stored inside Projects. Projects are grouped together in Collections. Select a Collection, then select and open an existing project.

Add a new project

Projects are grouped inside Collections.
Select an existing Collection or create a new Collection by clicking + below the Collection table and entering a Collection name.

Collections names could be clients, years, type of work or you can just have one collection for all projects.

Select a Collection and then click + below the Project table 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 or snapshot of all job files.

Normally a complete index is required, however if there are files and folders that are not required in the index they can be selected in the Browser. Then click the - button to remove them from the index. Then click the Store Index button.

Create reports

A browsable snapshot of all source files has been stored in the Project Browser. Click the book icon at the bottom of the main panel to open the Project Browser. Select one or more snapshots in the Browser, then you can export ALE, CSV, MD5, MHL and PDF reports for all assets.

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