0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 6, 2014 1:02 PM by l_d_allan

    HowTo? Prevent DngConverter from truncating long filenames? Bug?

    l_d_allan Level 1

      I've noticed that when using DngConverter 8.3 in Windows-7-64 with .cr2 RAW files with long filenames, the end of the .dng filename can be truncated

       

      Here are some examples (cr2 before and dng after)

      ok:

      140306a_198950_DeckStarTrails_6d_35mm_Iso_3200_Spd_30_Ap_f2.CR2                 

      140306a_198950_DeckStarTrails_6d_35mm_Iso_3200_Spd_30_Ap_f2.dng

       

      Truncated:

      140306a_198951_DeckStarTrails_6d_35mm_Htp_Iso_200_Spd_121_Ap_f8.CR2

      140306a_198951_DeckStarTrails_6d_35mm_Htp_Iso_200_Spd_121_A.dng

       

      140306a_198965_DeckStarTrails_6d_35mm_Htp_Iso_200_Spd_61_Ap_f3-2.CR2

      140306a_198965_DeckStarTrails_6d_35mm_Htp_Iso_200_Spd_61_Ap.dng

       

      140306a_199079_DeckStarTrails_5d2_17mm_Iso_400_Spd_30_Ap_f5-6.CR2

      140306a_199079_DeckStarTrails_5d2_17mm_Iso_400_Spd_30_Ap_f5.dng

       

      140306a_199133_DeckStarTrails_5d2_17mm_DarkFrame_Htp_Iso_200_Spd_120_A p_f5.CR2

      140306a_199133_DeckStarTrails_5d2_17mm_DarkFrame_Htp_Iso_20.dng

       

      There seems to be a limit of 59 characters. I used Bridge to embed Metadata in the filename.

       

      Am I doing something wrong? Is this "as expected"? Or could this be a possible bug?

       

      Could this be because the total filename (with sub-directory name) was excessive? Here's the sub-directory:

      S:\_WorkInProgress\_RAW\2014

       

      A workaround is to use shorter filenames, but a limit of 59 chars seems rather restrictive.