extract date/time info from dv file

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Bill Van Dyk, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. Bill Van Dyk

    Bill Van Dyk Guest

    Is it possible to extract the date and time info from a dv video file?

    If yes, how do I do it?

    And can you extract the same info from a Hi8 video?
     
    Bill Van Dyk, Feb 22, 2005
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    nap Guest

    Its a digital packet in DV and an analog video signal supered over the
    video.
     
    nap, Feb 22, 2005
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    nap Guest

    never hit send before you are through.. :|

    I think scenalyzer might use that data in the DV stream but I don't *think*
    Hi-8 embeds any data, been wrong before though.. once.
     
    nap, Feb 22, 2005
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    Bill Van Dyk Guest

    I'll give Scenalyzer a try, if they still have the trial download.
    Sounds like it might be useful for other things as well.
     
    Bill Van Dyk, Feb 22, 2005
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    Scenalyzer does have a fully functioning trial download at
    http://www.scenalyzer.com/main.html
    I just got it last week and it's a great app!! Make sure to get the
    original freeware version as well.
    It's part way down the page at http://www.scenalyzer.com/download.html What
    it does is to split an existing captured avi file (from an analog camcorder)
    into individual scenes based on optical content (ie. scene changes). I
    tried it on some footage and found that I had to set it to highest
    (maximum??) and, even then, it did miss a few scene changes but it's still a
    lot easier than splitting it up after it's all on the timeline :)

    However, Scenalyzer won't do what you're looking to do. For that, I
    recommend a program called DV Time Stamp or it's successor Visual DV Time
    Stamp.
    More info and a trail download are at http://www.geocities.com/dts8888/
    One caution though is to experiment on a copy of the original footage as I
    recall reading one poster saying that it permanently alters the original
    file. HTH.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Feb 23, 2005
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