Canon 20D - skipped numbering

Discussion in 'Canon' started by -hh, Jan 3, 2006.

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    -hh Guest

    Hi all,

    First off, I've mostly solved my short term problem using Adobe
    Bridge's batch rename. I also know that I can reprogram via the menu
    to have the camera start back at #1 on each new CF card.


    What happened was upon returning from a recent excursion, I found a
    huge skip in the numbering sequence in my 20D....from roughly IMG_0500
    to IMG_4000.

    I know that the IMG_4000 value that it skipped up to corresponds to the
    numerical range that our Canon A80 is currently recording in.

    I suspect that what probably happened is that I put a CF card that had
    been used in the A80 into the 20D and either didn't reformat, or that
    the camera-based reformat selection doesn't really wipe the card
    somehow.

    a) Has anything similar to this happened to anyone else? What did you
    find?

    b) Is there a way to 'reset' to the 20D to get it either back to
    IMG_0001 (or to say, IMG_1000)?


    Thanks,


    -hh
     
    -hh, Jan 3, 2006
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    This is a FAQ, and here is the one answer you need: the numbers that
    are placed after the "IMG_" are for the convenience of the camera not
    the human operator. You are advised to pretend they are _completely
    random_ and act accordingly.
     
    eawckyegcy, Jan 3, 2006
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  3. $I suspect that what probably happened is that I put a CF card that had
    $been used in the A80 into the 20D and either didn't reformat, or that
    $the camera-based reformat selection doesn't really wipe the card
    $somehow.

    Yup; I'm sure that's exactly what happened.

    $b) Is there a way to 'reset' to the 20D to get it either back to
    $IMG_0001 (or to say, IMG_1000)?

    Yup; the manual covers how to determine the 20D's file numbering
    strategy.[/QUOTE]
     
    Stephen M. Dunn, Jan 4, 2006
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    Pat Guest

    I don't know the answer you want and I am new too. I started with camera
    names in the beginning. Similar problems. So I went to this system. I
    ignore and eliminate the camera names. I unload the camera into a unload
    directory. I weed out junk. I sort the files in Bridge by date created. I
    select the sorted files and batch rename. I use a sequential numbering
    system that started at one last spring and is now around 4000. So all my
    pictures are numbered sequentially in the order that they were taken, no
    gaps, junk weeded out. I put 50 pictures in a directory named page1, page2,
    ect. 60 per book. Books are named with letters. I created the structure
    for the first book and copied it into future books to be filled later. I
    print 50 thumbnails to a side using CS2. 30 pages to a book printed both
    sides. 3000 pictures. Staple them with a cover and the pictures on 4 DVD's
    in slip cases. 1000 pictures/20 pages per DVD. Fourth DVD holds pages.
    DVDs are not full. Backs up the same files on the computer. Picture of the
    book located http://20d.us/Scrapbook/. The book pictured is actually of an
    earlier system that put 2000 pictures in a book. This used an odd number of
    thumbnails per page. Didn't work. 100 thumbnails works. I print on double
    sided Epson matte paper using a R1800. I use a felt tip to censor
    thumbnails. Who knows it may all change again in a few months. Seems to
    work so far.
     
    Pat, Jan 4, 2006
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    Dave Guest

    Dear Pat,

    I'm new also. What program do you use to do your image numbering, naming,
    etc.?

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
    Dave, Jan 8, 2006
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