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Posts: 1

File naming conventions

The naming conventions don't really make sense, and I am requesting the ability to change the file naming conventions

https://gopro.com/help/articles/question_answer/GoPro-Camera-File-Naming-Convention

 

Particularly for chaptered videos:

GHzzxxxx.mp4
GXzzxxxx.mp4
“H” = AVC encoding
“X” = HEVC encoding
‘xxxx’ = file number
‘zz’ = chapter number


With that naming scheme subsequent chapters in a video are not going to be adjacent when sorted by file name.

So these 2 chaptered videos

 

GH010001.mp4

GH020001.mp4

GH030001.mp4

GH040001.mp4

 

GH010002.mp4

GH020002.mp4

GH030002.mp4

GH040002.mp4

 

actually get sorted like this

GH010001.mp4

GH010002.mp4

GH020001.mp4

GH020002.mp4

GH030001.mp4

GH030002.mp4

GH040001.mp4

GH040002.mp4

 

Which is a bad experience for bulk editing or trying to sort the files.

 

I'd like an option so that subsequent videos file names will always be later when sorted alphanumerically and for the names to be a timestamp.

GoPro
Posts: 4,263

Re: File naming conventions

@fireyspiri2542, we appreciate the insight. I'll relay this information to the team in charge. Let us know if anything else comes up. Stay stoked & have fun capturing moments using your GoPro!