My Question in a Nutshell
I’m looking for a tool with which I can easily organize/manage the video footage I have recorded. I don’t want to only tag the video clip files themselves, though; I would rather like to add notes to different positions in the videos so that I can more easily find the highlights of my shots later.
I’m not looking for solutions which change the videos themselves. It’s really just about adding metadata on the frame level.
What I have Found
As far as I can see, most existing media management tools only allow to tag on the file level but for videos it would be very helpful to add tags/markers on the timeline (or frame level) of each video.
The only tool that I have found which comes close to what I’m looking for is Advene – suggested in this AskUbuntu answer. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get Advene to display any of my videos.
With Blender I could somehow do what I need, however, it’d be overkill and cumbersome to use for this task.
What I have in Mind as the Ideal Solution
The ideal tool would be a GUI program like Totem or VLC in which I can easily add notes to the video which is currently being played. A note would either be tied to a single timecode or to a span between two timecodes. Adding a note would be done with a keyboard shortcut which automatically pauses the video and then provides a text field in which a comment can be added.
The tool would store the notes in a text-based format in a somewhat configurable way. That way, notes could easily be searched later across files with the help of existing tools like grep.
Since I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I would somehow want to be able to run the tool there.
Less ideal but still useful: a tool as described above which can only add highlight markers at certain timecodes (i.e., without text notes).