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Labels
With physical memory cards and drives, you'd affix labels to media to stay organized during a shoot. Likewise, Hedge lets you apply labels to sources, and these labels can be used to build and extend workflow.

Adding a Label

To add a label to a Disk, click its name, type your label, and hit Return. This will set the Disk up as a Source. You can also click the hamburger menu and select Add Label... Your label will appear in blue.
A Label has been set
To set a Label, but not yet set up a Disk as a Source, add the Label and then click somewhere outside the Disk. To cancel creating the Label, hit Escape.
Labels do not rename a Source's actual Volume Name.
To remove a label, click the blue label, press Delete or Backspace, and hit Enter. The Source will now revert back to its volume name. You can also click the hamburger menu and select Clear Label.

Labels and your workflow

With your first transfer, you'll notice your label was used to name the parent folder on the Destination. However, you can also customize labels to create subfolders add date-based information to a transfer.
Element
Description
Example
{YYYY}, {YY}
Year
2021, 21
{MM}
Month
03
{DD}
Day
23
{hh}
Hour, in 24-hour format
14
{mm}
Minutes
01
{ss}
Seconds
56
/
When a Label contains a slash, it creates subfolders on the Destination. Useful when you want to have a subfolder for each camera or day.
A/10w

Auto Labels

Auto Label allows you to automatically label a source with a specified format. When used, each disk automatically gets a Label when set as a Source, whether that's done manually or automatically through the Auto Source setting.
Where manually set Labels appear as blue labels, Auto Labels appear with a white outline:
Two sources with Auto Labels applied.
If an Auto Label format is part of the active Preset, all new Sources will be labeled accordingly.
To see all the custom label elements available for Auto Label, click the pencil icon. Then type or click-and-drag elements to create an Auto Label format:
Auto Label elements
Element
Description
Example
{Source Name}
Volume Name
UNTITLED
{Counter}
The Source Counter. Automatically increased with a value of 1. Set the initial value of the Counter in the Organize preference pane, including additional leading zeros if required.
002
{YYYY}, {YY}
Year
2021, 21
{MM}
Month
03
{DD}
Day
23
{hh}
Hour, in 24-hour format
14
{mm}
Minutes
01
{ss}
Seconds
56
/
When a Label contains a slash, and the {Source Name} element is used in the folder format so that a Label will be part of the folder structure, slashes create subfolders on the Destination. Useful when you want to have a subfolder for each camera, or day.
A/10

Auto Labels are auto-updating

Some label elements like Counter respond dynamically, when...
  • Sources are added or removed
  • The counter value is changed in the Preferences
  • Date-based label elements changed (because time has passed)
  • An applied Auto Label is manually overridden

Date-based label elements changed

It's midnight, but it's not the end of the shoot day. Perhaps you're offloading footage from a shoot, but it wasn't shot today. If you're using date-based label elements, go to Preferences > General > Date to set which date Auto Label will use for Today. You can also specify what time tomorrow starts so you can stay organized during those late-night shoots.
Preferences > General > Date

An applied Auto Label is manually changed

This is very powerful, and important to understand correctly.
Let's say you're importing cards from camera A and you use an Auto Label format A{Counter}. Adding three Sources, each gets an Auto Label: A001 A002 and A003. But, card two is actually A010 so you alter the second source's Label to give it a manual Label.
What now happens is that the Auto Label of the third source detects this change, and alters its own label to be A002 , as that is the next counter available now that A010 has entered the mix:
Auto Labels auto-update when a manual Label is set.
Last modified 6mo ago