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Video Files EXIF data
« on: July 22, 2009, 06:43:59 AM »
Hi,

Am just wondering about the possibility to show the EXIF data of .mov video files, like those produced by the Canon 5D Mark II.
From my (limited) understanding, it is stored in a sidecar ".thm" file which is actually a small 160x120pixel .jpg file containing a preview and EXIF data (if you rename the extension to .jpg from .thm you see it).
Would it be possible for PM to read the info from these sidecar files and display it when you preview the main .mov file?
I can send you a sample if that helps...

Thanks,

Ben

PS - Any thoughts on the viability of this:

http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=3742.0

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Re: Video Files EXIF data
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 06:47:26 AM »
Ben,

Am just wondering about the possibility to show the EXIF data of .mov video files, like those produced by the Canon 5D Mark II.
From my (limited) understanding, it is stored in a sidecar ".thm" file which is actually a small 160x120pixel .jpg file containing a preview and EXIF data (if you rename the extension to .jpg from .thm you see it).
Would it be possible for PM to read the info from these sidecar files and display it when you preview the main .mov file?
I can send you a sample if that helps...

No need.  We have one of those cameras ourselves.  We're planning to add a lot of new functionality for working with videos in version 4.7 of Photo Mechanic.

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PS - Any thoughts on the viability of this:

http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=3742.0

That feature (or something like it) may be possible for version 4.7.

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Re: Video Files EXIF data
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 06:49:39 AM »
Great news, I look forward to seeing it, thanks... Is there a roadmap estimate for when 4.7 is likely?

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Re: Video Files EXIF data
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 07:53:49 AM »
Ben,

Great news, I look forward to seeing it, thanks... Is there a roadmap estimate for when 4.7 is likely?

No, not at this time.

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Re: Video Files EXIF data
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 01:04:41 PM »
… We're planning to add a lot of new functionality for working with videos in version 4.7 of Photo Mechanic …

Hi Kirk,
I'm interested in RIFF tags support at AVI videos (all my Canon Ixus cameras are writing these RIFF tags to the AVI file). Are you planning this as well?
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/RIFF.html

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Re: Video Files EXIF data
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 01:40:04 PM »
… We're planning to add a lot of new functionality for working with videos in version 4.7 of Photo Mechanic …

I'm interested in RIFF tags support at AVI videos (all my Canon Ixus cameras are writing these RIFF tags to the AVI file). Are you planning this as well?
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/RIFF.html

Not at the moment, but I'll discuss this with the rest of the team.

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Re: Video Files EXIF data
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 06:21:15 PM »
Just another question relating to the above mentioned. Will PM some time support video files from Canon G10 (or other compact) cameras as well as the 5D? I presume the G10 stores videos and definietly does with audio files somewhat different than DSLRs may.

My wideos and audio files recorded with the G10 are allways ingested into a folder renamed having no time variables (folder should be named in a datesort kind of way. Is there any hope this will somehow be solved some time?
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Re: Video Files EXIF data
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 08:13:11 PM »
szurkebarat,

Just another question relating to the above mentioned. Will PM some time support video files from Canon G10 (or other compact) cameras as well as the 5D? I presume the G10 stores videos and definietly does with audio files somewhat different than DSLRs may.

My wideos and audio files recorded with the G10 are allways ingested into a folder renamed having no time variables (folder should be named in a datesort kind of way. Is there any hope this will somehow be solved some time?

What file format does the G10 produce for video files?