I shoot in the field and dump clips to hard drives. I hand off the hard drives to the client and they go to whatever post house they choose. I'm out of the loop at that point.
What can I do in the field to make file management easier and better from the start? Having 500 clips with a bunch of numbers as names doesn't help the post process. One possibility is to download each set of clips from a scene and let script super enter scene number & take number as soon as we are done with that scene. But that seems tedious and means we have to continually run the card back and forth from camera to laptop and back to camera.
Clip browser V2.6 has the ability to batch edit the clip metadata. You don't need to copy the material from the cards, simply connect the camera via USB or put the card in a laptop equiped with an express card slot, select the clips you want to edit in clip browser and go "edit" "batch edit properties" then select the fields you want to edit. The new metadata will then get written back to the clips on the card. It's very quick and simple to do.