Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Kodak

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 14, 2010, 7:34 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5
Default Playsport camera (Zx3) file naming question

Hi, I just bought Playsport camera (Zx3) - the question is: when I delete a file on it, and later take a picture/movie - it uses the same 100_000x name that's been used before (deleted one). I'd like it to continue from last used number, so I don't accitdentaly overwrite something that I trasfered earlier.

I did try formating SD card (Kingston 8 gb class 4) but nothing helps. When I delete all files on camera, it always starts from 0001...

There are nothing in settings that refers to numbering either.... and Kodak's customer support person was nice and tried to help but it didn't work unfortunately.

Any suggestion?

Thanks
divandan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 14, 2010, 9:11 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 4
Default

I also just got a playsport and noticed this. I also noticed another issue. Record 5 videos, copy them to your computer HDD and then format the SD card. Now copy the files from your HDD back onto you SD cards. Now how many videos are on the playsport? 5 right! No playsport says 0.....

Now record a video before you copy the videos from your HDD and then copy the 5 files (yes, you will be overwriting 100_0001.MOV. thats ok, the playsport now shows and plays the 5 videos you copied back onto the playsport!!! This is a workaround, however the person at Kodak try to explain to me that this is proper operation.

Yikes!

BTW I really like the playsport, sure beats that 22 lbs VHS camera from the 1980's, the quality is much much better, I can fit the playsport in my pocket and it goes underwater and is rugged and costs $3850 less. Amazing !

Last edited by sixbears; Apr 14, 2010 at 9:13 PM.
sixbears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 15, 2010, 12:51 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5
Default

Well, I played little more with it, and it seems that when I transfer files via cable and included software (ArcSoft something) and click "delete" after copying, numbering starts from beginning. But if I copy/delete directly on the SD card via card reader, it remembers the last number and starts right.
Sounds like that software somehow formats the card after moving?

And yes - I like it too. It's small, not expensive and pic/movies quality is really decent.

Last edited by divandan; Apr 15, 2010 at 12:53 AM.
divandan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2010, 4:20 PM   #4
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,623
Default

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hy...ll-review.html

the ZI8 generates a folder and files, example KOD168 / 168_0001

The Playsport will be the same it started out with 100sport, and file 100_0001


In order for you to continue with the 100_002 and higher each time, you must only delete All except the 100_0001. then the next time you shot the cam should start with 100_0002. You may find at times it will start at 100_0017, will eventually start at 100_0002. Cannot start at 100_0001

You can add any folder in but not 000sport, you can make a 500sport, and all files will be 500_0001.

On the Zi8 the same goes, you will at times see the cam start at 168_0050 as an example. again the cam is computer generated , randomally picks numbers

Most cams are with FILE_0001, and will always repeat FILE_0001, Kodak wanted to be different, and has no excuse for going off the beaten path.

Even using Arcsoft, they Do not know at all that the cam is a PMP (portable media Player), nor did you guys right?

so try making a video and edit it with titles, and use Arcsoft, render, rename it the same name as the cams files, and see it play.. ask kodak. duh/

Enjoy
__________________
These are Pc low Budget Economy Hybrid camcorders Great for the Daytime Outdoor shots
Light on the Object video made. No light No Video

Last edited by fishycomics; Apr 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM.
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2010, 5:24 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5
Default

So, let me see if I understood correctly:

Let's pretend I have number of files from _0001 to _0123.

If I delete all but the last file ( _0123), the next will start with _0124. Correct?

What if I delete all but _0001 ex. all from _0002 including _0123 - will the next one get named _0002 or _0124?

Yes I know the easiest will be just to try it, but maybe someone already did it.

Thanks
divandan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2010, 5:44 PM   #6
Moderator
 
fishycomics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC NY
Posts: 9,623
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by divandan View Post
So, let me see if I understood correctly:

Let's pretend I have number of files from _0001 to _0123.

If I delete all but the last file ( _0123), the next will start with _0124. Correct?

What if I delete all but _0001 ex. all from _0002 including _0123 - will the next one get named _0002 or _0124?

Yes I know the easiest will be just to try it, but maybe someone already did it.

Thanks

you have 100_001, - 100_0023. the next file will be 100_0024.

If you keep 100_0001 and delete 100_0002-100_0023, your next file will be 100_0002

If you have 100_0001, and add in 100_0023, then your next file be 100_0024. you basically now have all scenerio's

Kodak asupport are paid people to find an answer out of a book nothing more.
__________________
These are Pc low Budget Economy Hybrid camcorders Great for the Daytime Outdoor shots
Light on the Object video made. No light No Video

Last edited by fishycomics; Apr 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM.
fishycomics is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:56 PM.