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Frame and Filename
« on: December 13, 2016, 03:20:02 PM »
What is the difference between using {frame} and {filename} ?

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Re: Frame and Filename
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 03:50:01 PM »
What is the difference between using {frame} and {filename} ?

This explains all of the variables: http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php?title=User_Manual_Flat_View#Variables_List

filename, file   Filename of photo with the extension
frame, fnum   Frame number of photo
frame4, fnm4   Frame number of photo, last 4 digits

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Re: Frame and Filename
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 03:59:43 PM »
I did read the variable list. Let me phrase my question : in what circumstances would I use Filename instead of Frame and vie versa?

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Re: Frame and Filename
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2016, 10:42:47 PM »
You use filename when you want to use the full file name, you use frame when all you are interested in is the frame number :)

Note the frame number might be present as metadata in the file even if the filename itself no longer has it. I rename all my files when ingesting, PM at that time stores the frame number in a (PM only) location in the metadata, allowing me to look it up later.

Note thought that as the frame number only goes to 9999, the number is quite useless to me; I easily shoot way more images than that, plus if you shoot with multiple bodies, you'll get mixed numbers anyway.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 10:48:37 PM by Hayo Baan »
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Re: Frame and Filename
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 11:32:31 PM »
Thanks Hayo Baan