Convert Hexidecimal numbering to Decimal

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#1 : 07/05-12 13:38
Ian Bunyard
Ian Bunyard
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I have a Canon Camcorder which increments files in hexidecimal format - when using video editing programs they assume decimal number hence when importing files they are placed out of sequence. I am sure there is an easy way to convert them but at the moment for solution escapes me - I'm currently hand cranking the changes. Anyone have a soultion using Renamer ?? Thanks Ian B (UK).


07/05-12 13:38
#2 : 07/05-12 15:32
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #1:
They have made a very odd choice of using hexdecimal notation. Can you write and example of one of the file names so I can try to figure out a solution?


07/05-12 15:32
#3 : 07/05-12 23:32
Ian Bunyard
Ian Bunyard
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Reply to #2:
Kim thank you for your response - and I agree with your comment
hers is a sample of the 'video clips' recorded in hexidecimal notation

MOV001
MOV002 etc
to
MOV00A
MOV00B
MOV00C etc
to
MOV00F
MOV010
MOV011
etc

Hope this satisfactorily illustrates the notation all video clips begin with MOV then follow with three digit notation counting up in hexidecimal.

Hope an answer springs to mind - again thanks for the response.


07/05-12 23:32
#4 : 08/05-12 08:41
Kim Jensen
Kim Jensen
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Reply to #3:
Your first problem is sorting. Are you able to sort the files correctly in Advanced Renamer? I think you might need to sort by created date and time.

If all the files need to be called MOV followed by a 3 digit number you can use the New Name Method to make completely new names. For that you need this pattern: MOV<Inc Nr:001> and set the Apply To to Name.

I hope this will work for you.


08/05-12 08:41
#5 : 08/05-12 23:13
Ian Bunyard
Ian Bunyard
Posts: 3
Reply to #4:
Kim,

Thanks for the suggestion I have complete a trial and it works. Just a point you might be interested in I needed to make the decimal bit of the notation 0001 instead of 001 as I got a clash when converting 00A to 010 (decimal) with the hexidecimal 010 (for 16) - rename said file existed and errored of course !! Making the number bit 4 decimal digits not 3 cured the problem. Again thanks for the speedy response and of course the solution.

Cheers Ian Bunyard.

Regards

Ian B.


08/05-12 23:13 - edited 08/05-12 23:47