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Jason Prehart
What do I loose when I rename clips
on Aug 20, 2018 at 12:46:18 pm

Hi all,

I'm a professional photographer, starting to do more motion work.

I have always renamed my still images upon import, something like YYMMDD-XXXX.cr2. Giving each file a unique name has been extremely useful for a variety of situations.

For the motion work, I'm shooting Sony A7RIII. The camera creates several sidecar files including "mediapro.xml" and xml files that correspond to each MP4 file. Somewhere along the way I read that it's important to keep the folder structure intact for the metadata.

However, as I continue to create more footage, I have run into some big limitations of never renaming files. In addition, I've never seen an instance (that I know of) where it's been useful to have the XML data.

I'm very inclined to start a workflow in which I rename the images on import, but before diving in I wanted to see what I could potentially be missing, or if there's anything I need to be aware of before doing this.

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