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wellsi
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Hello guys

I recently deleted a load of old pictures and video files on my micro SD card and have found the new files are recording with the same file name numbers used earlier.  This only happened after I cleared out the old files and is a pain when copying the files onto my laptop as files with the same file name already exist.

Is there a setting to keep all picture and video files names incrementing in sequence as they are taken?

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Ian


2016-4-1
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david.p.mann
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Yes - on the Camera Screen, get into Camera MENU settings, then Tools (wrench symbol), scroll to bottom of Tools and you will see a setting for "File Index Mode."  If you set File Index Mode to "Reset," the file numbers will reset every time you format the micro SD card (or insert a blank micro SD card).  If you set File Index Mode to "Continuous", the File numbering sequence will continue to increment from the last number used if the card is blank (or the last file number on the current card if it has files on it).  

Note also in Tools, if you turn ON "Video Caption" the P4 will create a second small file with the extension .SRT with every MP4 or MOV file you record; this SRT file is a sub-title file that will display GPS coordinates, altitude, etc. on the bottom of your video screen if you have a video file player that can read it.
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david.p.mann@ea Posted at 2016-4-1 20:08
Yes - on the Camera Screen, get into Camera MENU settings, then Tools (wrench symbol), scroll to bot ...

Perfect.  Thanks David.  I thought it would be similar to my digital camera but hadn't found the setting.
Much appreciated.

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Ian
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david.p.mann@ea Posted at 2016-4-1 15:08
Yes - on the Camera Screen, get into Camera MENU settings, then Tools (wrench symbol), scroll to bot ...

In my experience that only works until you get to "DJI_0999.JPG"
What I'd like to know is there any way to get the file numbers to increment to DJI_1001.JPG or DJI_2001.JPG, etc?

What I'm getting is new subdirectory under DCIM that increments to 101MEDIA or 102MEDIA and the file number in the subdirectors roll back to DJI_0001.JPG




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Just a comment Ian, on recent GO App upgrades for my P3P I have discovered the option "Continuous" automatically reset to "Reset". So keep an eye on it...
Have fun!
2016-4-22
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Well dang, I just went old school to renumber the files -- the DOS prompt!

First, copy the files from the SD card to a temporary directory on your hard drive
(I use "c:\trash" because I tend to delete it when I'm done)

For windows
* Start-> Run-> CMD
* navigate to the trash directory that has the second block of files.
  "cd c:\trash"
  "dir" [to display the file names]

* using the "REN" function and some wildcards we will renumber the files from
  DJI_0001.JPG to DJI_1001.JPG
        all the way thru...
  DJI_0999.JPG to DJI_1999.JPG

* type the following "REN DJI_0???.JPG   DJI_1???.JPG" and then hit the Enter key

Ta-da!

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awsome david, just the bit of info i needed

the srt file is quite cool to!
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johnsr Posted at 2016-4-22 07:02
Just a comment Ian, on recent GO App upgrades for my P3P I have discovered the option "Continuous" automatically reset to "Reset". So keep an eye on it...
Have fun!

Yep!  I noticed that nice little touch... Always good to have updates stuff up your own settings..........
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This may help to run before copying the files from your SD card or when they're at the location where you store the files, it just a simple DOS .CMD file:

echo off
cls

REM YEAR:%date:~-4,4%
REM DATE:%date:~4,2%
REM MONTH:%date:~7,2%

REM Set your Location of the file to read here are some example of a local drive and network location
set LOC=F:\DCIM\100MEDIA
set LOC=\\NAS01\Public\Media\Video\Drone\DJI-MavicPro

REM This will rename the file (and other files) in %LOC%\DJI_0001.* as DJI_20171201_0001.*
dir /B %LOC%\DJI_????.* > \\NAS01\Public\Media\Video\Drone\DJI-MavicPro\files.txt
FOR /F "tokens=1,2,3 delims==_" %%A IN (\\NAS01\Public\Media\Video\Drone\DJI-MavicPro\files.txt) DO REN %LOC%\DJI_%%B DJI_%date:~-4,4%%date:~7,2%%date:~4,2%_%%B

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I like to highlight the file while it's on the SD card, tap the F2 key, rename it to the current date/time/AC (eg. DJI_20171201PM_P3P.  Then copy and save to my desktop HD.  
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sky wombat
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Well another option would be to do a batch rename once you load the pics onto the PC. This allows you to have a unique name assigned to the photos/videos from each flight.
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Hi, new to DJI and new to drones but loving it so much! This is my first forum post!!

My initial question was answered by this thread, but I was wondering if there was a way to replace the locally cached files that are taken from the video feed during flight and saved to my mobile device with the actual full quality clips taken on the drones itself and saved to the inserted SD card?

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Wellsi
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Welcome aboard!  A little off-topic, but the ony way I can think of doing what you're after is to hook your phone up to your PC or laptop and transfer them.  There's no way to wirelessly move them from the Mavic's SD card to your phone.

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Back to Post #4. Has that proposed change ever been implemented to stop repeating filenames every 1000 files? Thanks.
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gil Posted at 2016-4-23 02:42
Well dang, I just went old school to renumber the files -- the DOS prompt!

First, copy the files from the SD card to a temporary directory on your hard drive

As an old DOS user ... I ask why you go to such extreme ?

In Windows explorer ... navigate to the SD card  and files ... highlight them all making sure first file highlighted is first in list ... right click <rename>

Choose whatever file name you like ... I usually name based on the flight taken ... ie "DJI P3P test over river"
Press enter and all files will get that name with an incremental number in brackets ...

Simple.

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solentlife Posted at 10-27 09:03
As an old DOS user ... I ask why you go to such extreme ?

In Windows explorer ... navigate to the SD card  and files ... highlight them all making sure first file highlighted is first in list ... right click

Umm, were you aware I made that post back in 2016?

But OK, sure... with the windows OS there's at least 3 different ways to do something.

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Gil Posted at 2018-11-23 04:06
Umm, were you aware I made that post back in 2016?

But OK, sure... with the windows OS there's at least 3 different ways to do something.

One note here ...
With my file numbering mode set to "Continuous" on my Mavic 2 Zoom I simply recorded a small video file, shut down the drone, put the card in my computer and renumbered the file to what number I wanted to start at.  When I put the card back in the drone the next video file started at the number past the number on the SD card, effectively setting the file number counter to what I wanted.
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