What are XMP files ?

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    • #43811
      Esplanade77
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      Hi all ,

      What are XMP files located on my directories along with my HD video captured files ?

      Thank’s for your inputs!

      Jean

    • #183624
      mrbennish
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      yeh i also have been searching for this answer

    • #183625
      D0n
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      xmp files as it pertians to still photography is this…little files that are attached to your image files (oft referred to as sidecar files) that the camera writes. metadata. these files contain exif data for your editing software. With a still camera, that data may tell your software which way your camera was oriented (horizontal or vertical) which lens, aperture, white balance setting, flash, shooting mode. (and more).

      some software ignores some of that data, other software uses it.

      I’d imagine that the xmp files for a video clip, would work the same way. at the very least it must be used for organising the clips, in camera, and so your computer can identify enough info about the clip to sort it out without having to open it up.

    • #183626
      Esplanade77
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      THank you DOn for your expertise. Highly appreciated.

      But now you’re telling us that those files are not really a “must keep”, right ?

    • #183627
      D0n
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      you could experiment and try moving/renaming one and see what happens….

      just don’t throw it away/erase it til your sure….

      then let us all know what happens!

    • #183628
      Esplanade77
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      Hey DOn !

      You helped me from long time ago whenever I needed quick answers, so whenever you’re in the Greater Boston Are, let me know :

      I owe you couple of beers! πŸ™‚

      Jean

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