Deciphering the RED File Name

Deciphering the RED File Name

By following the diagram above, much of the data utilized in your RED filename can be deciphered by simply understanding the information contained within the filename. Many times, your NLE will simply parse the information found in the filename, and populate the appropraite columns in your Bin/Browser. This information can also be used if the link between the offline and online media is lost, and the files need to be located manually. Graphic Courtesy of

  • Alex Dorsey
    Posted at 06:24h, 16 April Reply

    Im about to start a feature project and thinking of renaming the files with scene numbers and a description. Any info on the best way to do this?

    • Michael Kammes
      Posted at 09:37h, 18 April Reply

      Hi Alex:

      I recommend NOT renaming at the OS level, but renaming inside your editing application – or better yet, adding your “new” name in a different field inside your NLE. That way you always have the original file name to link back to and reference. Good Luck!

  • Russ
    Posted at 06:25h, 09 September Reply

    Hi Michael

    Thanks for the breakdown.

    I am still wanting to change the file name structure if it is possible in the camera.
    I need the Creation date to fall between the Card# and the Clip#. This is to try and avoid Clips 1 on each new date, being grouped together. I need my clips to be grouped by date.

    Is this possible?

    Many thanks

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