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Offline Jack Baty

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Keeping a running "Roll Number" between ingests
« on: June 12, 2010, 10:49:54 AM »
I'm shooting mostly film these days (I know, I know) and my folder naming convention looks like this...

2010/
2010/06-June/
2010/06-June/2010 Roll-001/2010 Roll-001_01.jpg
2010/06-June/2010 Roll-001/2010 Roll-001_02.jpg
2010/06-June/2010 Roll-001/2010 Roll-001_03.jpg
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2010/06-June/2010 Roll-002/2010 Roll-002_01.jpg

I use the Sequence Number for the individual file numbers. Is there any method that would allow me to save a "film" snapshot during ingest that would increment this number each time I ingest using that snapshot? ingestseq seems close, but I don't see where to set/reset that value.

It's really not much work to look up the last folder name, but I then need to remember to change the number in the folder and file name fields, so thought I'd ask.

Thanks.

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Re: Keeping a running "Roll Number" between ingests
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 12:04:33 PM »
Jack,

I'm shooting mostly film these days (I know, I know) and my folder naming convention looks like this...

2010/
2010/06-June/
2010/06-June/2010 Roll-001/2010 Roll-001_01.jpg
2010/06-June/2010 Roll-001/2010 Roll-001_02.jpg
2010/06-June/2010 Roll-001/2010 Roll-001_03.jpg
...
2010/06-June/2010 Roll-002/2010 Roll-002_01.jpg

I use the Sequence Number for the individual file numbers. Is there any method that would allow me to save a "film" snapshot during ingest that would increment this number each time I ingest using that snapshot? ingestseq seems close, but I don't see where to set/reset that value.

It's right in the Ingest dialog.  It's a text field right after the 'Use folder sequence:' checkbox.  The value should get saved with your snapshots.

-Kirk

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Re: Keeping a running "Roll Number" between ingests
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 04:19:34 AM »
Not sure why I needed to ask that question, that was pretty hard to miss :)

Perfect, thanks!