Evidence Manager Tutorial 08:

Setting the Filename Format


CH1: Overview

CH2: Configuring Evidence Manager

CH3: Managing Devices

CH4: Managing Docking Stations

CH5: Managing Evidence

CH:6 Using Evidence Player

CH7: EM Redaction

CH8: Reference Reads


When you export or save a video, you can choose the destination where the video is stored. At that time, you have the choice of giving the video a name, or have Evidence Manager automatically generate a name. For Evidence Manager to automatically generate a file name, there must be a file name format. This format is configured from the Settings menu.

You can select one or more of the following attributes that together will form the file name format: video name, device name, start time, end time, user name, and a custom string. Evidence Manager uses an underscore (_) character to separate the chosen attributes, thus forming the file name. For example, if you choose the attributes video name and device name, an exported video file name might look like this: CollisionIncident_Bus2020. Notice that “CollisionIncident” represents the video name, while “Bus2020” represents the device name.

NOTE: Previous Filename Formats

If you selected a file name format previously, it will be replaced by the new format you select.


To set a filename format:

  1. Log in to Evidence Manager.
  2. Go to Tools > Settings.
  3. On the Settings window that appears, click the File Format tab.
  4. Select the attributes of the filename. For example, if you select Description and Start Time, the format is: <Description_Start Time>. A preview of the format appears below.
  5. To change the order of the attributes, left-click a selected attribute, and drag it to its new position.
  6. Click OK.

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