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Offline robok

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Changing the camera model name on Ingest
« on: April 22, 2017, 01:23:09 PM »
Is there a way to use the Model tag but map it to different words?

For example, my Sony A6500 comes through as

ILCE-6500

and I would like it to be

Sony A6500

I think Nikon cameras bring forward the company name, such as "NIKON Df" but Sony does not. Is this set by the manufacturer?

Thanks!
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Re: Changing the camera model name on Ingest
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 01:56:24 PM »
The value of the tag is indeed set by the manufacturer, a way to change the look is to make a set of code replacements that convert the tag value to what you want. This is actually what I do to strip off the brand name.
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Re: Changing the camera model name on Ingest
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 12:29:46 PM »
So do you do that with Serial Number in Code Replacement? Or something else?

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Re: Changing the camera model name on Ingest
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 02:07:20 PM »
Nah, much simpler: I use the model and replace that with what I want. So "CANON 6D" becomes just 6D and "NIKON D4" just D4, etc.
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Re: Changing the camera model name on Ingest
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 09:19:17 AM »
So I made a text file as a Replacement Code file:

\ILCE-6500\   Sony A6500


Does that seem right?

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Re: Changing the camera model name on Ingest
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 11:13:52 AM »
The code replacement file should be a tab delimited file with the first column the text you want to replace. So in the file it should not have the backslashes. You use the backslashes in e.g. The IPTC stationary e.g. like so \{model}\ (assuming your code replacement delimiter is a backslash and model is the metadata field you use)
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