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Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Duplicate File Names in Successive SD Cards
  • This is my first post here so let me know if I'm not doing it right.

    Has anyone else noticed that the GH4 produces duplicate file names on some of the video segments in successive SD cards?

    For example I often shoot events where I fill an SD card, stop the recording, swap to a new SD card, format it in the camera and then start recording again. (I'm recording in 4K cinemalike-D mode.)

    For example here is a path to the contents of one SD card:
    E:\media\2014-06-25 AAG\Day-1\Reel-1\DCIM\102_PANA
    and here is the directory listing in that folder:
    P1020168.MOV
    P1020169.MOV
    P1020170.MOV
    P1020171.MOV
    P1020172.MOV
    P1020173.MOV
    P1020174.MOV

    The path to the contents of the next SD card:
    E:\media\2014-06-25 AAG\Day-1\Reel-2\DCIM\102_PANA
    and it's contents:
    P1020174.MOV
    P1020175.MOV
    P1020176.MOV
    P1020177.MOV
    P1020178.MOV
    P1020179.MOV
    P1020180.MOV
    P1020181.MOV

    Notice that file P1020174.MOV is the last file in the first SD and the first file in the second SD. I really prefer unique file names without regard to what folder they are in.

    Since Adobe Premier Pro CC does not, on import, combine the clip segments in to a single clip like it does for other cameras, I discovered this file duplication problem when building full clips manually and got the files confused.