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Hiker
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Can the Hero5 file naming convention be altered?

[ Edited ]

This file naming convention is kind of odd. When you copy the files using a PC, you lose the timestamp so you can't sort the files by the time they were taken. And when you have files that go beyond the 4GB limit and roll into secondary files, you can't sort by file name either.

 

This is my first day with a gopro. Took an hour or so of footage, then plugged it into my PC and copied the files to end up with:

GOPR0022.MP4
GOPR0023.MP4
GOPR0024.MP4
GOPR0025.MP4
GP010022.MP4
GP010023.MP4
GP010024.MP4
GP010025.MP4
GP020023.MP4

 

Now, I understand the naming convention as I found the document, but is there a way to have the files named like the following automatically?

GOPR0022.MP4
GOPR0022-01.MP4
GOPR0023.MP4
GOPR0023-01.MP4
GOPR0023-02.MP4
GOPR0024.MP4
GOPR0024-01.MP4
GOPR0025.MP4
GOPR0025-01.MP4

 

This would get pretty unwieldy with a few hours of footage. Would probably be even worse if I was using 4k vs 1080p@120fps as I'm assuming 4k would result in larger files, so they would roll over into sub-files even more.