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August 20, 2008 at 12:08 AM #43811
Hi all ,
What are XMP files located on my directories along with my HD video captured files ?
Thank’s for your inputs!
August 20, 2008 at 10:28 AM #183624mrbennishParticipant
yeh i also have been searching for this answer
August 20, 2008 at 10:47 AM #183625D0nParticipant
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.
August 20, 2008 at 8:21 PM #183626
THank you DOn for your expertise. Highly appreciated.
But now you’re telling us that those files are not really a “must keep”, right ?
August 20, 2008 at 8:34 PM #183627D0nParticipant
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!
August 20, 2008 at 11:11 PM #183628
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! 🙂
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