I have not tested Vee-Hive so I really have not a clue about its functionality which the author admits he does not have resources to test. That is a possible problem - but maybe can be put aside.
Since I often deal with the big boys in broadcast, I can tell you they would not survive operations if they did not have access to very robust media managers. But that is a special playing field on the big bucks end.
Vee-hive reminds me a lot of the media managers of the past - including my all time favorite written in Germany during the late 1990's. It was affordable at 200 bucks then, and I would love to have it installed and working now. The problem is the code was precisely written to calls of the Windows OS system installed on early Pentium Intel processors. Try as I might I cannot get it to work on newer motherboards and/or not within Windows 32bit XPSP3. Hence it is obsolete code and I have had to give up on it. I would like to see Vee-hive raised to a robust level to replace something of that issue.
The author of Vee-Hive has successfully imported my MM video library. Not sure yet whether this would be available to other MM users as a step-by-step procedure, or as a conversion program. Similarly I don't know if it would be a free service or not. I will report back when I know more.
Also I have not had a chance yet to thoroughly test Vee-Hive. If anyone wishes to give it a trial, here's the link. There is also a discussion thread about import from MM (although I was unable to register on the forum and had to have an account manually made for me).
I think there is a good chance here of a real alternative to MM, with an author who seems to be open to feature suggestions.
I have just given Vee-Hive a couple of hours of trials.
For me it has crashed quite a bit, gives constant error messages, doesn't display the contents of its "libraries" when re-opened, and so on.
I would very much like it to work, but could not recommend it on my experience - using a computer that is very stable with V12
I have already already had feedback from Vee-Hive asking for more information, and giving me a tip about why my 'libraries' only seemed to have disappeared. So this is promising re. development and help.