I was recently helped by a very kind fellow on a stack exchange forum who created me a batch script to organise the files from each camera into individual "take" folders, saving the hassle of having to batch rename, and copy and paste a ton of files after a big day of shooting.
I dump my footage into individual camera folders (Cam1, Cam2, Cam3 etc), and I then go through and quickly clean out any false takes, accidental stills etc, so that each Cam folder has the same
number of corresponding takes.
I then, if necessary, edit a few lines of the paths in the batch script and run it. The script transfers each corresponding take from each Cam folder and compiles them into new "take" folders.
So here is the script:
IF NOT EXIST "%TakeDir%" MD "%TakeDir%"
::: --// Each item below separate by a comma is the camera folder names just beneath the root level name
::: --// You will need to replace these entries with the actual camera folder name for each of your 6 cameras
FOR %%C IN (
) DO (
CALL :CAMERA_MODE "%%~C"
FOR /F "TOKENS=*" %%T IN (
'"DIR /B /OD "%CameraDir%\""'
) DO (
CALL :TakeMove "%%~T" "%~1"
SET /A TakeCount=%TakeCount%+1
IF NOT EXIST "%TakeRootDir%\Take_%TakeCount%" MD "%TakeRootDir%\Take_%TakeCount%"
MOVE /Y "%CameraDir%\%~1" "%TakeRootDir%\Take_%TakeCount%\%~2_%~1"
Copy and paste the above script into notepad and then rename it whatever you want with .cmd at the end, for example FileOrganiser.cmd
You will then need to edit the script to work for you, so right click and select "Edit".
Then, adjust the paths as desired (see pic below). Save and double-click to run! Note that this cut and pastes your files to the new folders. I'd hate to be responsible for you mislaying your footage, so I'd suggest a test run to familiarise yourself first. I'll also put a version that COPY's and pastes in the comments below.