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Wed, Jan 18, 2012 9:38 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Read and write video metadata into video or sidecar

The new Video part is great! I really like the previews.It is a great addition to sort and tag your video's. Only one problem:The tagging system doesn't work properly, it doesn't store the tags in the video-files like it is possible with the photo's. I hope this will be working in the Final.

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592 Points

8 y ago

It is frustrating when importing gigabytes of pictures & videos to have to then manually sort of the video dates!

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62 Points

8 y ago

I never used to use LR for managing videos until recently. I was surprised, like everyone else here, that LR doesn't deal with metadata for videos at all.

1. At minimum, it should save title, description and year.
2. If the video format doesn't support meta-data, write it into the XMP (or even just skip it, I wouldn't care in those cases). Most modern video formats support it though (mov, mp4, m4v).

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60 Points

7 y ago

Amazing they haven't done anything yet about this.
I feel I may have lost a lot of time tagging my videos.

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60 Points

7 y ago

I also would like to be able to change the "Date Digitised" Metadata.

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592 Points

7 y ago

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2.5K Points

7 y ago

Question maybe its been covered. when importing stills and video from my Canon power shot G15. the stills will have for example exif date and time 09:00am (time taken) but if I have a video shortly after say taken at 9:05am the create date may show 09:05 but exif has a 4 hr difference of 13:05. I looked at video file in Canon software and don't see a issue. just when looking at LR catalog listing I have to alter time for the .MOV files. I tried test with my 60D and 70D and it appears to be ok. anyone else have this problem? Is it LR6CC or me?

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60 Points

7 y ago

I'm using Lightroom 4 and would really appreciate if Adobe allowed metadata to be written to the video files. The preset should work for BOTH photo and video. Please HELP!

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60 Points

6 y ago

Seriously.... This ****** sucks, Picasa3 wich is free doesn't have this kind of junk problems.... Hate this sucker software.....

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152 Points

6 y ago

LR6 - I import a video, include it in a Slideshow. If the date is shown, it is the date imported, not the date the video was shot. Using exiftool, I set every date in the metadata to the date it was shot (including the file creation date), reimported it - same result. LR6 just can't get it right. How many releases does it take to get this right?

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182 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can Lightroom write metadata to video files or associated XMP files?.

Why doesn't Lightroom write metadata to video files or xmp side car files associated with video files? I'd like to write common IPTC metadata to my still and video images from my DSLR at the same time. It appears any metadata associated with a video file (.mov from and Nikon D4 in my case) is only available in the Lightroom Catalog. I need it to be available in other applications as I share the file. I've done some testing and Photo Mechanic creates an XMP file which is read by other applications.

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340 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lens & Camera Metadata for Videos Missing in Lightroom 4..

Basic information like lens & camera are missing in Lightroom for video files. Specifically the D800 and S100 camera. The information is available in the files and can be seen using exiftool. It would be great to have this information available in Lightroom to search.

Further, the Video Frame Rate & Video Dimensions is picked up for the D800 but not the S100. It would also be great to be able to search of these two fields as well (in the Library Filter).

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80 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Video import and metadata support for Sony Cameras. (Feature Request).

The Sony RX series (or at least my RX100 m3) stores its movie files in a separate folder from the pictures. Every time I import photos I have to make sure I've gone into that folder and manually dragged and dropped in the videos as well. The videos also come with some separate files that contain all the metadata for the videos. It'd be great if those could be auto-imported as well and used to fill in metadata for the movies.

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152 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Is there a plugin or fix so that Lightroom 4.2 will read/write metadat....

Is there a plugin or fix so that Lightroom 4.2 will read/write metadata to video? I purchased Lightroom as the next evolution from using Google Picasa. But I'm finding my albums showing up in weird order, with videos sometimes pulling in correct date and other names wrong date and ending up at end of sequence (and thus out-of-order).

Not cool for organizing personal collections of photos/video.

Having just spent a fair amount of money for Lightroom, I'm not inclined to go back (plus I like the RAW support). But this seems like an easy fix and that should be fixed? But it seems like this problem has existed since LR3?

Sort of confusing to me for such a high-end program.

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The date format recorded in many video file formats uses UTC time with a timezone offset. Lightroom simply ignores this. So all my iPhone .MOV files get a date/time recorded in Lightroom as the unadjusted UTC also known as GMT.

This means for me in the PST/PDT timezone all my videos are in Lightroom as 8 or 9 hours earlier than all my images taken at the same time. It got really confusing because I rename my files on import with the capture time so any movie taken after 4 or 5 PM got the date as tomorrow since the UTC time had passed midnight.

I have concluded that video support in Lightroom is barely sufficient for any thing other than basic viewing.

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The problem with .mov files is that the QuickTime specification "strongly recommends" that dates/times be stored in UTC, and the specification doesn't provide a place to store the time zone. So there's no 100% correct way that LR could recognize the time zone of a QuickTime file.

But if LR assumed that the video was captured in the same time zone as the computer in which LR is running, it would greatly reduce the number of times users have to shift the capture time after import. LR could also compare the filesystem create and modified dates of the file with the capture time in the metadata to guess the time zone of capture (since the filesystem dates are in the local time of the device that captured it).

But given Adobe's complete lack of attention to video metadata since video was added to LR 4, I think it's unlikely that LR will ever correctly handle QuickTime video dates.

See this bug report for more details: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

(Shame on Apple, and on all engineers, including the authors of the original EXIF, for not including time zones in their designs.)

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86 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Metadata tagging from LR to Premiere, etc..

Make Prelude like functionality a part of Lightroom or vice versa and making LR the input/entry Metadata manager. No reason why LR couldn't do for video what it does for stills, ie. add a few basic features, like brightness and contrast, metadata tagging, and allow you to do the 'ingest' and Prelude like functions as well. Goal is to have one metadata tagging location and have it flow to all products.

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106 Points

6 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom video metadata support.

When will Lightroom import/show metadata present in video files (like EXIF)?

At least items available as file rename tokens (during import) should be supported, like when importing photo.