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PM: Can I rename sequentially when ingesting multiple cards?
Lyle Aspinall, Photographer
Calgary | AB | Canada | Posted: 10:51 PM on 11.12.10
->> This is a Photo Mechanic question. I asked it on the Camera Bits forum, but I figured I'd put it here, too…

I shoot almost every assignment with two bodies at once, one with an SD card and the other with a CF card. I do this in order to ingest both cards simultaneously, and I don't have a reader with dual CF or SD slots.

The time-of-day on both bodies is synchronized.

Now I want to speed up the process of renaming the files according to overall sequence, and I'm wondering if there's a way to do it on ingest.

As it is right now, I wait for the dual ingest to finish before manually opting to view the files according to Capture Time (I don't set this as the default view option because it slows down the processing time) and then renaming the files with the date, a short word regarding the gig and a sequence starting at 0001. My renaming code is {dats}xxx{seqn}.

Does anyone know of a way to speed up this process, so that the files combining out of two bodies will automatically rename sequentially?
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Brian Garfinkel, Photographer, Assistant
Swarthmore | PA | United States | Posted: 8:29 AM on 11.13.10
->> I don't know of a way to make the sequence value do what you are describing.

If you aren't in situations where you will shoot from different bodies in the same second (or it is rare enough it is not a big deal) including the date/time stamp may do the trick.

By renaming with "{iptcyear4}{iptcmonth0}{iptcday0}{iptchour24}{iptcminute}{iptcsecond}_Description_{seqn}" and then sorting by file name your images will be sorted chronologically. The only risk is if multiple images are captured the same second by different cameras.
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Russ Isabella, Photographer
Salt Lake City | UT | USA | Posted: 10:34 AM on 11.13.10
->> I would think you could sort by capture time in PM, then copy or move them to another folder and rename sequentially in the process.
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Russ Isabella, Photographer
Salt Lake City | UT | USA | Posted: 10:36 AM on 11.13.10
->> Well that'll teach me to think twice about responding before reading every word of a post. Sorry. Obviously you can disregard my initial post......What Brian said ;)
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