4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 5, 2017 7:34 PM by johnrellis

    Video import LR 5.7 // 1 hour earlier than created

    Erlkaiser

      When importing a jpeg photo, the time when the picture was taken agrees to what LR 5.7 presents. However, when importing a video mov file, for some reason LR deducts an hour as if there is a day light saving thing or whatever. The camera is a EOS 5D iv which is set at the right time. Any idea why that is?

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Video import LR 5.7 // 1 hour earlier than created
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          Most likely, you're encountering a problem with Apple's Quicktime specification (which is used for .mov videos).  That specification requires cameras to write capture dates to metadata in UTC (GMT) and doesn't provide any way to record time zone, but many if not most non-smartphone cameras have long written it as local time (since they don't have access to the correct time zone).   Adobe chose to follow the de facto industry practice for digital cameras, rather than formally follow the spec.

           

          It may be that the EOS 5D IV is writing the date/time in UTC (following the specification).  Why don't you upload a sample video showing the problem, and I'll verify.

          • 2. Re: Video import LR 5.7 // 1 hour earlier than created
            Erlkaiser Level 1

            Dear John – thank you for your reply. I attach a mini video which was recorded at 13:35 German time which corresponds with my camera’s set up as well as the “truth”, ie the real timing in Germany. The camera’s time zone setup is “Paris”, ie GMT +1,00 hours. There is no “Berlin” or “Germany” option in the camera’s time set up menu. I imported the video into LR at 13:40

             

             

             

            Problem I:

             

            LR tells me that the recording time of the video was 12:34, ie an hour earlier. The file was transferred from the card into the LR folder for pictures, the information to the file has not been changed (ie still 13:35).

             

             

             

            Problem II:

             

            In another case, LR changed the recording time from 13:35 to the import time into LR.

             

             

             

            I am confused, maybe you have some ideas how I could achieve that a) there is no change to the recording time and b) LR is sorting the material by recording time and not any other time such as 1 hour earlier or by the time the file was imported.

             

             

             

            Thank you

             

            Christoph

             

             

             

             

             

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            Datum: Dienstag, 3. Januar 2017 um 20:38

            An: Christoph Kaiser <epistula@kabelmail.de>

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            Video import LR 5.7 // 1 hour earlier than created

            created by johnrellis in Photoshop Lightroom - View the full discussion Most likely, you're encountering a problem with Apple's Quicktime specification (which is used for .mov videos).  That specification requires cameras to write capture dates to metadata in UTC (GMT) and doesn't provide any way to record time zone, but many if not most non-smartphone cameras have long written it as local time (since they don't have access to the correct time zone).   Adobe chose to follow the de facto industry practice for digital cameras, rather than formally follow the spec. It may be that the EOS 5D IV is writing the date/time in UTC (following the specification).  Why don't you upload a sample video showing the problem, and I'll verify.

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            • 3. Re: Video import LR 5.7 // 1 hour earlier than created
              johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

              I'm on the road but will take a look at this, probably tomorro.

              • 4. Re: Video import LR 5.7 // 1 hour earlier than created
                johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                Oops, I just noticed that the attachment didn't make it.  You can't attach files to your email replies -- they're discarded by the forum software.  You have to upload them to Dropbox (or similar) and post the sharing link here.