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Photographer, geek, aspiring polymath.


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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
Unfortunately, I'm really looking for something in-camera... I already do some degree of renaming on import, but I do that to a name that corresponds to the number on the camera display while shooting, and that's what I'm trying to get to increase monotonically. I've found a workaround that seems to work for me, and I'm thinking this answer really doesn't give me much to help things... downvoting. :-/
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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
Will an occasional format get me (most of) the same benefit? I could deal with reformatting in-camera periodically, with special care to re-create the folders I need... but will that actually help?
Dec
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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
Also, I've just posted an answer for the workaround I'm going with. This still gets a +1 though, for useful information. Also, do you see any downsides to the other answer, especially with respect to wear-levelling or other such details?
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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
The wear levelling aspect is interesting... I hadn't known about that before reading ScottieC's thing, and really, your refreshed mention of it made me understand it better. Though I'm still uncertain about one critical aspect of it: Is that done within the card itself, or is the "OS" (either in-camera or on my computer) having to take care of that? In the latter case, I would tend to trust the camera to have done a better job of taking that into account, since it's more specifically designed around flash media... Thoughts?
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answered Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
Yeah, I guess I'm a "bad consumer" - I hadn't purchased a DSLR since the 30D. ;) Anyway, the big reason I care about it is that while I'm shooting, if the folder-number is part of things, I can give someone (at an event, say) a 7-digit ID number (written on the back of my business card, say), and they can ask me for that image later, and I'll know exactly which one it is. (I actually prepend a letter, which is tied to the serial number of the camera I use, and which I know... thus truly making it unique for me.) I.e.: I can figure out the exact unique ID from the back of the camera.
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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
Heh... Am I just complaining about change, @MichaelClark? Perhaps so. Well, I've got my workaround, I guess, and I've changed my "My Menu" to reflect it. Still, this strikes me as a regression, and a misrepresentation of what "continuous" numbering ought to mean... 100-0001 100-0002 ... 100-9998 100-9999 101-0001 101-0002 ... 101-0305 [format card here] 100-0306 What? Where'd that 1 go? :-P
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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
As for 2, that might work, though I don't believe the filesystem is FAT16 - that couldn't accommodate the 64GB card I have. I imagine it's FAT32, though I haven't checked. Anyway, I'd rather do things in-camera... See here (the reply after the quoted thread) for one reason why... I'd like to have the camera be the device to do all the writing, to the extent possible. (Now if I could only tell MacOS not to add .fseventsd and such...)
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comment Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?
Thanks for your thoughts, Michael. As for point 1, that looks interesting, yet the 6D seems not to have this feature for some reason. (Or at least I'm not seeing it in the manual, nor in the menus, though perhaps I missed it?) Also, that strikes me as a more cumbersome step than I was hoping to take to get a card ready to shoot again. I want the old behavior that "just worked".
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