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Remo Nonaz

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Panasonic File Numbering Puzzle
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:58:27 AM »

This past weekend I shot a charity golf event using my GH2. I took a lot of photos and wondered how many I had actually taken. Using the file numbers, I subtracted _1160924 (the first file number) from _1170831 (the last file number). Let's see... 9,907 shots!! Well no; the actual number was 907.

It seems that when the camera hit _1160999, it didn't go to _1161000, it went to _1170001. This isn't a big deal, though it does make counting your shots more difficult. Why would the camera count this way? Is Panasonic reserving the 4th order digit for something special?
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Re: Panasonic File Numbering Puzzle
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 10:12:35 AM »

I seem to remember that it has to do with the folder structure on the memory card. Whenever 999 images are recorded, the camera generates a new folder for subsequent images. The first three integers of the filenumber are in fact the folder number.
I agree, still confusing.

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Re: Panasonic File Numbering Puzzle
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 10:30:45 AM »

That would make sense. I noticed that there were two folders on the card and wondered about that, too, but did not mention it as Lr didn't seem to care when I imported and just brought all the files in at once. Thank you.
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