Explore file Number options Canon 5D Mark III


show more Exploring file numbering options on your 5D Mark III allows you to assign preferred numbering sequences to images, avoid the threat of overwriting, prevent potential errors and confusion due to duplicate sequencing or folders, and manage your image storage. This tutorial will help you understand numbering options and show you how to change and create numbering sequences in-camera. show less
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Exploring file numbering options

When you take a picture, your camera has to give it a name of some kind, and as you have probably already discovered, it tends to give it a name that's mostly numbers. In fact, though, they're sequential numbers. Every time you take a picture, the camera increments its image number. By default, these numbers keep going up until you hit 9999, at which point they roll over to 1, and start over. The images are stored inside a folder on the camera's media card, which is inside of another folder called DCIM. Each folder can hold up to 9999 images.

If a folder fills, a new one is created with a sequential number of its own. You can change the numbering scheme, though, so that it resets every time you put in a new card, or create a new folder. So every time you put in a new card, you will get a new numbering scheme. You will also get a new numbering scheme every time you take out your old card, empty it, reformat it, and reinsert it. If you want, you can also reset the numbering manual...

Exploring file numbering options
Video duration: 2m 43s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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Exploring file numbering options on your 5D Mark III allows you to assign preferred numbering sequences to images, avoid the threat of overwriting, prevent potential errors and confusion due to duplicate sequencing or folders, and manage your image storage. This tutorial will help you understand numbering options and show you how to change and create numbering sequences in-camera.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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