I've filmed a documentary over a very long period of time and would like the date time to appear on some important clips on the finished video. I've looked at the meta data in CS4 and it doesn't show the actual created date listed only when I modified the file on importing into CS4. How ever if I view the files in windows explorer I can see date modified for the m2t files as the time and date they were originally recorded where as the xmp files show when I did anything in CS4. They were originally created using the time/motion option in On Location and so any movement through the night would be filmed which it was.
I can of course add a title with the time date on for each clip but before I use that time consuming route it would be nice to have an easy route.
Any one help suggest anything please?
DVMP Pro 3. I believe it will do what you want, and at a reasonable price. Looks like you're working with HDV, and I don't think that DVMP has all the functionality with HDV that it does with DV media, but "Burn-In Metadata" is one of the options for HDV. Note that you'll be recompressing the media when you add something like burned-in time/datecode; the help file describes this.
I think you can demo it to see if it will do what you want. Good luck.
Richard, is the quality issue to do with the overlayed text or with the picture quality? The burned-in frames can be created without re-compression (or with a choice of compressors) so the image quality should be OK.