T-Squared Updates FootTrack With Keyword Searching

T-Squared Software has released an update for FootTrack, bringing it to version 1.7.1. FootTrack is a utility designed for the cataloging and compression of video footage. The update features keyword searching and expanded keyboard functionality. According to T-Squared Software:

T-Squared Software has released an updated version of FootTrack that adds a number of customer requested features as well as addressing some minor issues.

FootTrack is a Mac OS X application that allows you to capture, catalog and easily search your digital video tape footage. You can think of it as iPhoto for your digital video. FootTrack is a tool to help make home and prosumer useris lives easier when it comes to finding just the right clips for your new iMovie/Final Cut project.

The new features:

  • Further flexability in organizing your video clips -> Keywords support. You can now create your own hierarchical structure of keywords, then assign them to your video clips. As an example you could create keywords for occasions such as birthdays, graduations, etc. as well as keywords for people in your family. Then you can assign those keywords to the proper clips in order to easily find every birthday clip with your son/daughter in it
  • Added jkl keyboard support (ala Final Cut Pro/Express) when viewing movie clips. When using the movie viewer window you can press L to play forward (repeatedly pressing L will speed up the play rate). Pressing J will either slow down or reverse playback. Pressing K stops the clip from playing
  • Added the ability to mute the sound in the capture window (useful for listening to iTunes while capturing video)
  • Fixed some problems with entering recorded dates for analog footage. Date formats that included a i-i such as 25-04-04 were rejected when they shouldnit have been
  • Other minor changes to streamline the user interface (for compressing and importing)

You can find more information about the FootTrack update at the product home page. FootTrack 1.7.1 is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$29.95.