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- May 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM #47942AnonymousInactive
I will be shooting legal video depositions. Can the jvc gy-hm100
camera output live (to a DVD recorder) picture WITH DATE/TIME stamp?
yes. If you have it turned on, of course it’s recording it… and it’s output will carry that.
Have you been able to do this. I am told that this can only be done in post. I have Final Cut Pro and have not figured it out yet. Please let me know if you have found the way to get picture with time date and time stamp.
Not sure it this helps; but I recently downloaded a small programme which takes the date information off DV-tape and makes it possible to print that info onto the images by superimposition. The length of time the information ‘shows’ is able to be preset. For my needs, a one-second interval of visibilty on the first clip of any batch was sufficient, but other durations are able to be set, as well as applied to every clip in a batch if that is needed. From memory, the software is known as ‘dVTS’. It is not free, but it is quite inexpensive, and very useful for keeping track of footage, cross checking with my ‘index’ etc.
Ian Smith – Dunedin, New Zealand
First, it actually depends on the make and model of camcorder. Most, but probably not all, have a time/date stamp setting, as implied by Grinner, that can be set prior to recording.
It is my experience that when shooting legal depositions NOTHING can be added to the recording in post. The recording MUST be as is, RAW shooting with time/date stamp active during the recording process. Otherwise the deposition can be considered altered or possibly altered and therefore not acceptable in court.
The JVC GY HM 100u does keep date and time in file data or metadata. Has anyone found how to reveal it? This should be good for legal depositions.