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johannsebastianbach

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MLV filename with 'MYYYY-MM-DD-' instead of only 'MDD'?
« on: June 17, 2016, 08:59:51 AM »
MLV filename with 'MYYYY-MM-DD-' instead of only 'MDD-'?
Is it possible or does the longer filename make a problem?

It would make more sense while shooting over a longer period of time.

Thank's in advance!

Danne

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Re: MLV filename with 'MYYYY-MM-DD-' instead of only 'MDD'?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 09:31:56 AM »
Several applications already added this. What are you using?

johannsebastianbach

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Re: MLV filename with 'MYYYY-MM-DD-' instead of only 'MDD'?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 10:55:39 PM »
I'm talking about the mlv_rec module inside the camera.
It writes files with this naming scheme: e.g. M17-1329.MLV But in my opinion it would be better: 2016-06-17-1329.MLV if you shoot a project over several months :)

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Re: MLV filename with 'MYYYY-MM-DD-' instead of only 'MDD'?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 05:11:33 PM »
Can be done quite easily in post with a script since all metadata is stored in he MLV file. But otherwise it should be doable in source code?

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Re: MLV filename with 'MYYYY-MM-DD-' instead of only 'MDD'?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 05:23:26 PM »
Some cameras allow long file names, but the exact restrictions are not known. The 8.3 format just works on all cameras.

Feel free to try and document Canon firmware behavior with long file names on different cameras and filesystems, as this is really a easy coding task.

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Re: MLV filename with 'MYYYY-MM-DD-' instead of only 'MDD'?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 11:41:43 AM »
Good idea, although on import/download you could just (bulk)rename MLV/RAW files.