GoPro Camera File Naming Convention

Question

What is the file naming convention used for GoPro camera files?

 

Where does it apply?

  • MAX
  • HERO8 Black
  • HERO7 (White, Silver, & Black)
  • HERO6 Black
  • Fusion
  • HERO (2018)
  • HERO5 Black
  • HERO5 Session
  • HERO4 Black & Silver
  • HERO Session / HERO4 Session
  • HERO (2014)
  • HERO3+
  • HERO3
  • HD HERO2

 

Answer

Camera Model: MAX
This table indicates the file-naming convention for various recording types:
 

360 or HERORecording TypeFilenameFile TypeExample
360 VideoGSxxxxxx
xxxxxx = file number
.360GS012345
Red number will increase with each chaptered file
360 TimeWarpGSxxxxxx
xxxxxx = file number
.360GS012346
Red number will increase with each chaptered file
360 PhotoGS_xxxx
xxxx = file number
jpegGS_1234
360 PowerPanoGP_xxxx
xxxx = file number
jpegGP_1234
HEROVideoGHxxxxxx
xxxxxx = file number
mp4GH012345
Red number will increase with each chaptered file
HEROTimeWarpGHxxxxxx
xxxxxx = file number
mp4GH012345
Red number will increase with each chaptered file
HEROPhotoGS_xxxx
xxxx = file number
jpgGS_3456
HEROTimeLapse VideoGHxxxxxx
xxxxxx = file number
mp4GH012345
Red number will increase with each chaptered file
HEROTimeLapse PhotoGPAAxxxx
xxxx = file number
jpegGPAA7112

 




Camera Model: HERO6 Black, & HERO7 (White, Silver, Black), HERO8 Black
This table indicates the file-naming convention for various recording types:

Recording TypeFilenameExample
Single VideoGH01xxxx.mp4
GX01xxxx.mp4
  • H” = AVC encoding
  • X” = HEVC encoding
  • xxxx = file number
GH011234.mp4
GX011234.mp4
Chaptered VideoGHzzxxxx.mp4
GXzzxxxx.mp4
  • H” = AVC encoding
  • X” = HEVC encoding
  • xxxx’ = file number
  • zz’ = chapter number
GH011234.mp4 (first video)
GH021234.mp4 (2nd chapter of the same video)
 
Looping VideoGHYYxxxx.mp4
GXYYxxxx.mp4
  • H” = AVC encoding
  • X” = HEVC encoding
  • xxxx’ = file number
  • YY’ = looped prefix
GHAA0001.mp4 (first video)
GHAA0002.mp4 (2nd chapter of the same video)

 

Camera Model: Fusion
This table indicates the file-naming convention for various recording types:

Recording TypeFilenameExample
Single VideoFront: GPFRXXXX
Back: GPBKXXXX
  • xxxx’ = file number
GPFR0001
GPBK0001
Chaptered VideoFront: GPFRXXXX - Clip 1
          GFZZXXXX - Clip 2 

Back: GPBKXXXX - Clip 1
          GBZZXXXX- Clip 2
 
  • xxxx’ = file number
  • zz’ = chapter number
GPFR0002
GF010002

GPBK0002
GB010002
Single PhotoFront: GPFRXXXX
Back: GPBKXXXX
  • xxxx’ = file number
GPFR0003
GPBK0004



Camera Models: HD HERO2, HERO3, HERO3+, HERO (2014), HERO Session, HERO4, HERO5 Black, HERO5 Session, HERO (2018)
This table indicates the file-naming convention for various recording types:

Recording TypeFilenameExample

Single Video

Single Photo

GOPRxxxx.mp4

GOPRxxxx.jpg

  • xxxx’ = file number

GOPR1234.mp4

GOPR0002.jpg

Chaptered Video

GPzzxxxx.mp4

  • xxxx’ = file number
  • zz’ = chapter number

GOPR1234.mp4 (first video)

GP011234.mp4 (1st chapter of the original video)

GP021234.mp4 (2nd chapter of the same video)

Burst

Time-Lapse Photo

Looping Video

Gyyyxxxx.jpg

  • xxxx’ = file number
  • yyy’ = group number

Burst shot (10x pics):

G0231111.jpg – G0231120.jpg

 

Time-lapse shot (100x pics):

G0241121.jpg – G0241221.jpg

3D Recording

3D_Lxxxx.mp4 (left camera)

3D_Rxxxx.mp4 (right camera)

  • xxxx’ = file number

3D videos:

3D_L0002.mp4

3D_R0002.mp4

 

3D Photos:

3D_L1234.jpg

3D_R1234.jpg

  • xxxx’ = DCF file number, from 0001-9999
  • yyy’ = GoPro “group” number – a group denotes photos that are part of a “group”, such as burst photo shot or a time lapse shot.
  • zz’ = GoPro “chapter” number, from 01-99 – this is the 2nd part of the same video that was forced to split due to file size or other restrictions.

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