how to add date/time to DV video

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Anon, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Anon

    Anon Guest

    As I understand it, the date and time are encoded in the DV video
    itself. What are some editors that one can use to hardcode these
    information to the video (for burning to DVD, etc)? Also, which players
    can turn on the info when viewing the video? Thanks.
    Anon, Nov 16, 2005
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  2. Anon

    Alpha Guest

    You do not understand the realtionship of DV to Mpeg2. Hardcode? LOL
    Alpha, Nov 16, 2005
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  3. If you want the date and time stamp capture video over analog input - RCA or
    S-Video. Othewise it is displayed on LCD screen only
    Larry Johnson, Nov 16, 2005
  4. Do you mean that you want to burn the timecode ("TC")
    numbers into the picture when you make a DVD? There
    are some software utilities out there that will take an
    AVI-DV file and superimpose the TC digits into the
    image area. Here is one...

    And I got >280 hits on Google for: burn-in timecode dv avi
    Do you mean set-top (hardware) DVD players, or do you
    mean software players that run on computers?
    Richard Crowley, Nov 16, 2005
  5. Anon

    Anon Guest

    Yes, it seems this is a common problem for those new to DV. Fortunately
    I found that DVdate is a good free software to do this. I also found
    that using the timecodes as subtitles is a more elegant approach.
    Anon, Nov 16, 2005
  6. Anon

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    In addition to this one, DVdate from is free and will do what you want
    plus lots more.

    Mike Kujbida, Nov 16, 2005
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