Tags are a very powerful way of categorizing your data, more powerful than folders; however they are probably less familiar to most people. For example what if you were at a juniors’ basketball camp in Feb 2012 and had captured a total 100 videos from 20 athletes. Would you put them in a folder called ‘Basketball’, or one called ‘Juniors’, or ‘Feb 2012’ and have sub folders called ‘Free Throws’, ‘Lay ups’, ‘Defense’, ‘Dribbling’? The combinations are complex but what if you wanted to compare these videos to the Oct 2011 camp, do you have another mega-set of folders?
If you use Tags you can give each video clip a series of keywords like ‘Oct 2011’, ‘Feb 2012’, ‘Juniors’, ‘Seniors’, ‘Free Throws’, ‘Defense’ etc. Then to find any set of videos you just search for a tag, say ‘Juniors’. Then you will get all the junior’s videos, or ‘Free throws’ and you will get all the free throw videos from everyone at all camps and so on. It is worth getting into using Tags early because once you get 1000’s of videos you will wish you had.