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Old February 3rd, 2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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No MetaData in Clips?

When reviewing clips to compare profiles I was surprised to see there is no meta data with the clips to identify the camera settings used. Is this not expected, or is it there buried deep?
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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Doesn't the meta data get written in the xml files besides the mp4 clips?
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:24 PM   #3
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I seem to remember from the "Mastering the Sony PMW-EX1" DVD that they mentioned how little metadata was captured in the EX1, to the extent that the Clip Browser was pretty much described as a program for manually entering metadata before the file was exported in a format the your NLE would understand.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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There is meta data of fps, rec format, duration and such in the xml files.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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True, but this is of little use if you want to know how a look was created. I'm talking about the PP settings not basic stuff like frame rate.
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True, but this is of little use if you want to know how a look was created. I'm talking about the PP settings not basic stuff like frame rate.
The EX1 is a curious device. It lacks some of common features--such as very fast, very accurate AF and Data Recording--that are present with Sony DV/HDV camcorders. And, it appears the meta-data of the XDCAM HD units are not available.

Note that PP data is not recorded by HDV camcorders. When testing I usually verbally record setting data.
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