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EOS Utility file naming: sequential counter from camera

zedagent
New Contributor

I love how flexible the file naming options are in EOS Utility when remote shooting. There's one thing I can't figure out though: how to insert the camera's sequential counter rather than EOS Utility's own counter.

 

If you choose not to modify the file name, you will get the same filename and counter that would be written to card if the camera were not tethered.

 

What I would love to see is the ability to modify the file name while retaining that same counter that the camera itself is generating.

 

The advantage to this is that if the tether accidentally becomes disconnected temporarily and you shoot some images to card, you can easily see where the gap in files are by looking at the counter in the file names.

 

Does that make sense? Any way to accomplish this?

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You could customize your file naming command like this:

 

Annotation 2020-07-19 185542.jpg

 

I haven't tried it, but the manula implies that the image number (which currently shows 0001) would be the file number from the camera. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic

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Waddizzle
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It is there.  Instead of renaming the file, you want to add a prefix.

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You could customize your file naming command like this:

 

Annotation 2020-07-19 185542.jpg

 

I haven't tried it, but the manula implies that the image number (which currently shows 0001) would be the file number from the camera. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic