As an alternative, you could make note of the date/time of shooting, and then do a Lower-Third (can be placed anywhere in the Video Frame), and not the date/time.
More often, we encounter users, who have employed a camera, that has burned in the date/time, and then want to remove it.
to clarify- this is a situation where I need the finished video file to display the actual date and time stamp as it was coded by the camcorder (and just as it appears when viewing the video on the camcorder).
I'm interested in checking out DV Date, but I'm really looking for a way to show the date and time code from the video itself. So, an app where I have to apply the stamp myself probably isn't a good soultion for me.
What about Premiere Pro, or other software?
Some cameras used to be able to burn in the Date/Time. That feature was dropped, as most users complained, when they forgot to turn that off.
For what you want, I think that Steve G's suggestion for DVDate, will likely get you what you want.
For intermediate video, going to a client for comments, I have added the TimeCode, into a Lower-Third Title, but PrE does not allow one to apply the TimeCode Effect - only PrPro and After Effects. However, the TimeCode (running) is for the Timeline, and not the original footage, which is what you want.
If your camera does the Date/Time, and records it as metadata, then DVDate should work for your purposes.
Good luck, and if DVDate is your solution, please do not forget to mark Steve's Reply, as Correct.
Unfortunately SG is not directing you to the program that you want for DateTime on your Timeline video. Perhaps he has some other feature of DVDate that I am missing.
This goes to the frequent confusion between DVDate and DVDate plug-in. Two different programs.
For what you describe, please look at
The DVDate plugin should work in your Premiere Elements 9.0/9.0.1.
Please let us know the outcome if either of the programs works for you.
thanks to Steve et al. DV Date is meeting my needs. My compliments to the DV Date creator as well.
Thanks for the follow up. Glad that the DVDate program that SG suggested was what you were looking for.
I thought that your needs extended to having the date time displayed in the playback of the file in the Edit Mode monitor in the workspace. I have seen that done only by the DVDate plug-in which is a different program.
Not a problem. I can see where my description could have been misinterpreted.