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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Video Capture Date/Time in Lightroom


I just noticed that the date/time stamp shown for videos in Lightroom is 10 hours ahead of my photos. It shows properly in Windows File Explorer. After some goggling, I see this is a known bug in Lightroom. Not sure why I hadn't noticed this before.

So my question is, is there a way to correct this? Can I us the Metadata/Edit Capture Time menu option to correct this? It seems like that should do it as far as I can tell. Doing that only changes what is displayed in LR, correct?

Adobe's Known issues and work arounds web page states that there is no work around. So does that mean you can't edit the capture time for videos?



Dec 29, 2022 at 07:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Video Capture Date/Time in Lightroom


Take a look at this: jb Video Metadata
You may also be able to do what you want with Bridge.



Dec 29, 2022 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Video Capture Date/Time in Lightroom


dclark wrote:
Take a look at this: jb Video Metadata
You may also be able to do what you want with Bridge.


I guess where I'm confused is that the date/time are correct when looking at the files in file explorer. It's only an issue with Lightroom displaying the wrong time. I'm not sure that plugin would help me as it looks like that is used to change the metadata in the original file. I just want Lightroom to display it correctly. The thumbnail jpgs that are created along with the video files display the correct time in Lightroom, but the videos display a time 10 hours later.




Dec 30, 2022 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Video Capture Date/Time in Lightroom


I am not sure why you are seeing a 10 hour difference. I see an 8 hour difference since Pacific time is 8 hours offset from UTC. You also seem to be in the Pacific time zone so I am not sure why the difference.

There are multiple date/time metadata fields and they do not all have the same time in them. Video files are worse than still images since I find that most of them are UTC but a couple seem to be the local time I downloaded the file, that is the time the file was created on the computer. The jpeg preview has all the date/time metadata set to the local capture time. If I want to get the video files to be local time I just use the Metadata > Edit Capture Time to offset by 8 hours. Seems to work on all but date/time field which still shows the download time. This gets the LR catalog right but as I understand it other apps that look at the file do not see the change. That is why the jb Video Metadata plugin was written.

The other question is whether the time is the time at the beginning of the clip or at the end of the clip. I use Downloader Pro to rename all my files and one of the elements of the name is the date/time. The time in the file name is different from the time in the metadata by the length of the clip. The metadata is the time at the beginning of the clip and the time Downloader Pro uses in the file name is the time at the end of the clip. Where in the metadata Downloader Pro finds that time is a mystery to me.

Regardless, I think all you need to do is use Metadata > Edit Capture Time and offset all your video files by 10 hours.



Dec 30, 2022 at 02:24 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Video Capture Date/Time in Lightroom


dclark wrote:
I am not sure why you are seeing a 10 hour difference. I see an 8 hour difference since Pacific time is 8 hours offset from UTC. You also seem to be in the Pacific time zone so I am not sure why the difference.

There are multiple date/time metadata fields and they do not all have the same time in them. Video files are worse than still images since I find that most of them are UTC but a couple seem to be the local time I downloaded the file, that is the time the file was created on
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Yes, you're correct that the difference should be 8 hours, not 10 as I am in the Pacific timezone. But, I went to Maui in February and changed my timezone in the camera. Then forgot to change it back and somehow managed to completely overlook that until just yesterday.

I did notice the difference in time stamp from beginning vs. end of clip too yesterday while I was trying to figure out what was going on. windows file explorer has it one way, and Lightroom was showing it the other (with 10 hour offset).

I'll look into Downloader Pro, but I think if I can just use the metadata/Edit capture time in LR, then that should work for me. I do also rename all my files on import into LR using the LR renaming functionality to rename to year and original file number (with an extra digit preceding that number) so they come in like YY-12345.ARW with YY being last two digits of the year and 12345 being the original file number with an extra digit. The only downfall to this is I need to watch for when my image files change over from 9999 to 0001 and increment my extra digit that precedes the original file number. I never understood why they limit the file numbering in camera to 4 digits.






Dec 30, 2022 at 11:41 AM





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