How to show TIME/DATE from mini DV to PC

edywen

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Hi,
My name is Edy. I was wondering, how can I transfer from miniDV to PC and also display time and date in the transferred file? (time and date were recorded while taping)
 

thx1138v2

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You will need a Firewire port to connect the miniDV to the PC. A few PC computers have them. If yours does not you can buy an add-on card with a Firewire port. It can be done via USB but you'll get very poor quality video and sound. Search for "computer capture mini dv"

It's not clear what you mean by "displaying" the date and time. If you mean displaying while the video plays, you'll need to edit the video if it wasn't set to show that info while recording. If you mean to display the date and time of the file, i.e. looking at a directory listing of the files, you can get a utility to change the file date and/or time.
 

thx1138v2

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You will need a Firewire port to connect the miniDV to the PC. A few PC computers have them. If yours does not you can buy an add-on card with a Firewire port. It can be done via USB but you'll get very poor quality video and sound. Search for "computer capture mini dv"

It's not clear what you mean by "displaying" the date and time. If you mean displaying while the video plays, you'll need to edit the video if it wasn't set to show that info while recording. If you mean to display the date and time of the file, i.e. looking at a directory listing of the files, you can get a utility to change the file date and/or time.
 

edywen

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thank you for your reply..
yes, sorry i was not clear about what i meant.
while taping, i set the date and date to be recorded as well. so i know when and what time the event took place.
and now, when i transfer miniDV to PC, i like that time and date to be "printed" on the file as well, so i still know when and what time the event took place for future reference.
i saw many many clips from youtube that have date/time display... you saw it too right?

so i was just wondering, how to do that..
thank you...

 

das_stig

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If the date and time option is enabled on the camera, it should be hard coded in the video stream.

The file will be stamped with the date and time it was created or last edited.

What he said above for transferring.
 

kenrivers

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Is that only during playback? Some editing programs have an option to show the time/date. Was the cancorder set to display the date while recording or actually record the date? What is the make and model of the camcorder?
 

edywen

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Yes Kenrivers, the camcorder set to display date and time while recording and time/date was tagged along while tapping... the camcorder was old JVC miniDV camcorder Model GR-D820E
 

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