Your Digital still camera will include the Date and Time as a part of DETAILS..filenames fall into the Default of Numerical/alphabetical..
Since photo's and Video Files are a part of some Individual Project..
Its good to have some fast search-method involved..
..I have some basic projects that run year to year..
So the Leading Personality is the Filename..then the Year(-)2xxx/
If I will use some Audio sections between differant Projects..I mark my AUDIO-FOLDERS by the Audio conversion format(like)96kbps/128kbps/192kbps/..this is some idea about how the Folder has traveled..in some Cleaning or Editing process..for audio I like to do Volume Leveling each song-one at a time..NOT..the Auto-Volume Leveling LINKS/and even have Edited string audio tracks(some)11-songs strung into a Single Track..
JPGS seem to fall into a Slide Show when useing////0001...0002...0003
..because of the use of JPG-eding techniques..Frames..effects-Watercolor/Colored Pencil/Meatallic/??..I will use the 0001-a...0001-b...0001-c/these are the EFFECTS-photo's..a,b,c are all the same JPG..each w/a differant effect to travel the Slide Show TimeLINE..or even 0001-01...0001-02...0001-03...same thing..
VIDEO Files usually go thru lots of Conversion or Editing(Clipping)..
I think TITLES are part of the "thought" process involved in video making..getting a project done quickly is like doing the same thing on all Video Projects..
Video Filenames.....DV-001..unedited(you can use the (.)(.)/<--not that thing..DVedited-001...Audiocomplete-001...Folders need to have a good meaning..because I have DELETED a Video because it got confused..
..Drop2Disk(inside)speaks for itself/its the final CUT to DVD-disk FILE..
..WMV-files(inside)this Folder might sit for a YEAR before I Clean or manage it..WMV is such a nice format that it just sits on my 120-GB HDD for like always..
That's about what I do..I never encrypt...I never compress..I never make Files PRIVATE..COPY is a safe way to DIRECT your FILES/FOLDERS..but MOVE is quicker..
I like to SAVE up a batch of things to Drop2Disk..maintaining the Blank Media's Capacity as the best Format to use..you can get more on a Blank Disk if you LOAD it all at once..I label these DISKS as MASTER..meaning fully LOADED(one shot)Burn..
Hope that helps.
How i got here and why I'm posting this: -skip the * section to go to the tip-
*I just listened to a back edition of Tom's Real Deal on: RSS. I subscribe to BOL via iTunes, but i wanted to play around with this RSS and .xml thing so i want to podcast.cnet.com and then clicked on the BOL link and saw a bunch of links to current and past episodes. Hovering above the link I can see the file name of the mp3 pod cast e.g. "cnetbuzz_010307.mp3" I thought wow great V names them with dates but i wanted to share something that might make some users life's easier.*
It's a good idea to through a date into your file name.
With the current and next gen of current Operating Systems file names can contain lots and lots of charters.
Sure you can put the date in file name in the traditional US mm-dd-yy format, and you can see when it was made by glance but it doesn't always sort or line up well here's a better way.
If you put, at the beginning of your file or folder name, the date in the format of yy-mm-dd it will always line up chronologically. It works if you sort by name.
Additionally by having the date at the beginning of the file name you can avoid potentially confusing sequences of charters at the end. Say you had the date at the end and then added a '2' (for version2.jpg or draft2.doc)
I organize the photos i take for work this way and my personal photos at home and it works out nice for pics and for documents.
-glad to share the wealth