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Old December 10th, 2003, 08:23 PM   #1
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Get date/time from XL1s-originated tape without the XL1s?

Hey, everybody--I've done some searching but can't find the answer here.

Is there a way to get the recording date and time information from a DV tape shot on an XL1s, without having the XL1s on hand?

(In my particular case I'm playing back the tape from a JVC HR-DVS2U deck into a Canopus DVStorm.)
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Old December 10th, 2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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It should be embedded in the DV stream. On my tapes, when I capture using Scenalyzer from my deck, the date/time is appended to the file name. As long as the clock in the XL-1s was set, you should be able to get that information no matter WHAT is used to play the tape.
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Old December 10th, 2003, 10:34 PM   #3
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OK, so Scenalyzer. Any other way?
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Old December 11th, 2003, 04:55 AM   #4
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I've been working on a program that can read and display
information in DV streams for a couple of years now. I have
a little test program lying around that displays date & time
among other things (very crude).

If you mail me a one frame export of the movie I can tell you
what the date time was of that piece. Or do you need it on a
more regular basis? I might be able to work something out for
you in that case.
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Old December 11th, 2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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I think that the date and time stamp is a standard and as such if you play in any DV camcorder or deck with the capability to display the data code ( any Sony will do this) then you should see the date and time, press again and get camera setup for the shot ( button on most Sony remote controls). By the way this information survives all the editing I do with Premiere on my Canopus system and is still available on the master copy tape. My cameras are Sony not XL1s, just for information.

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Old December 12th, 2003, 04:45 AM   #6
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It is standard indeed. There is a section in each frame of the DV
file that contains information like date time, timecode and
sometimes settings used to record it.
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Old December 12th, 2003, 10:41 AM   #7
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And yet no component of the Windows OS nor any standard NLE can read it? (Nor can my deck?)
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Old December 12th, 2003, 11:36 AM   #8
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Robert,

I am suprised that the JVC doesn't have a data code button on the remote. Every one of my Sony camcorders and my Sony DHR1000 deck has this button on the remote ( the deck has the control on the deck as well). I can read this imporfation recorded on other peoples camcorders. A friend has a JVC camcorder and my DHR1000 can read the date and time but the camcorder doesn't seem to record camera data like the Sony's. His JVC is only a low cost consumer camcorder

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Old December 12th, 2003, 11:56 AM   #9
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It has a data code button ("DISPLAY"), but pressing it displays only timecode. It shows, briefly, a weekday and time as well, but, uselessly, it's the present day and time.
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Old December 12th, 2003, 12:04 PM   #10
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The Sony's have a DISPLAY button which does the same as yours but also a DATA CODE or AUX DATA button depending on model. IT is this AUX DATA that you need to see.

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Old December 12th, 2003, 12:58 PM   #11
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Alas.
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Old December 15th, 2003, 11:20 AM   #12
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I had a quick scan through the manual and it does not appear to allow you to view any of the DATA CODE metadata except the timecode.


Rob, I'm also developing a media player which displays all of this info on a per-frame basis. There's a bit more about it in this thread:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=18364
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