I've got about 700 videos in lightroom, and I want them to be separate so I can work on them with a totally separate workflow. I was thinking about removing all the videos from my photo folders and just dealing with them in premiere but when I took the video I also took photos and so the videos are kind of 'in context' in the photo library. Any suggestions about workflow for dealing with this situation? Is there a reason why videos are able to be imported into Lightroom, when my perception of it is that it is photography software?
I can suggest a solution for moving videos to another folder.
exiftool. It's free and cross-platform (including Linux). However it's command line and can take some mental work to figure out.
Something like this below would import video files (based on the file extension) from F:\MyMess and move them into a directory structure à la Lightroom (YYYY\MM\DD), under F:\MyVideos
cd F:\MyVideos exiftool.exe -CreateDate -DateTimeOriginal -r -m -d %Y/%m/%d "-Directory<DateTimeOriginal" "-Directory<CreateDate" -ext MP4 -ext AVI -ext MOV -ext MPEG "F:\MyMess"
Source (and more tricks).