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Sun, Dec 10, 2017 6:53 PM

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Lightroom Classic: Incorrect year-only Capture Date for videos (1946)

Hello there,

I'm pretty new to Lightroom Classic, but I migh have a problem about the "Capture Date" of some of my videos.
With my good old HTC Sensation smartphone, I took in 2012 some photos and videos of the XX's concert. And I have really strange metadata in Lightroom, for 2 media shot at the same date.

I've put 2 screenshots to be as clear as I could be.

1 - The video

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2 - The photo

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As you can see, for the video we have:
Windows - Date taken:  
Windows - Date modified: 2012-09-06 22:22
Lr - Thumbnail & Capture Date: 1946-09-06 19:22:01


For the photo, we have:
Windows - Date taken:           2012-09-06 21:20
Windows - Date modified: 2012-09-06 22:20
Lr - Thumbnail & Capture Date: 2012-09-06 21:20:43

Here are my questions:
  1. About the photo: I suppose that the 1 hour difference between "Date modified" and others are something to do with the Timezone, am I correct?
  2. About the video: Why lightroom put the 1946 for the year of the "Capture date"? I mean the month, and the day are correct, why put 1946?
  3. About the video: The difference between the time seems a bit too big to have to do something with the Timezone. Why this 3 hours gap?

Thank you so much for your time,
Cheers.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Lightroom Classic: MP4 Creation Date always 66 years off

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3 years ago

Hi,

Thanks for your post. This is a known issue and is being worked on. In the mean time this post might help for a possible workaround.

Cheers!

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Damn', sorry I didnt know that was known. Nothing found on google especially with the 1946 years.
The known issue is for my question 2 right? I mean question 1 and 3 are still pertinent ;) and yeah, I'm looking for a workaround too.
Thanks !

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3 years ago

Hello. while I don't have the 1946 issue. I do have issue with my canon P/S camera and the time stamps being 4-5 hours off with video compared to photographs. Reported in past but still no resolve. Last I was told LR does not support Video correctly.

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Your issue is discussed in the thread I'm about to merge your post into.

Champion

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Merging.

Please reference the new conversation here: Incorrect Canon video capture date

Champion

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3 years ago

You could be the victim of multiple bugs. The QuickTime/MP4 standard's handling of capture dates was poorly designed (blame Apple), smartphone manufacturers have historically been cavalier about following the capture-date standards, and Adobe hasn't invested much effort into handling the industry mess.

I haven't seen the 1946 problem reported before.  That smells like a camera bug. It's suspiciously close to a magic number -- 2014 - 1946 = 68 years = 2^31 seconds.  Maybe unrelated, but it makes the programmer in me squint.

If you want to get to get an authoritative answer and help clarify how LR could handle video better:

1. Upload the video and JPEG to Dropbox or similar and post sharing links here.  I can put the file under the microscope and see precisely what's recorded and how LR is interpreting it.  Without doing this, we're just guessing, because LR and Windows both have issues with metadata date/time.

2. What time zone is your computer running in?  On Windows 10, right-click the date/time in the lower-right corner, select Adjust Date/Time.  Send a screenshot of what it looks like (the exact value is important), e.g.



3. What time zone was the concert in?  

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3 years ago

Thank you for this investigation John.

For the record, I don't have 1 video with this problem, but 11, all recorded with the old HTC Sensation but not at the same date. All of them have the year 1946, but not the same day/month.

1. I'm pretty sure windows have nothing to do with it. It might be a smartphone bug (but if it was, why the information of windows is correct?), or a misinterpretation of Lightroom. Here are the uploads you asked for:
- Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7zfbygyx1hy3pvg/VIDEO0002.mp4?dl=0
- Photo: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c723b9sjibs9qg9/IMAG0105.jpg?dl=0

2. I lived in Paris. My computer have "Set time automatically" at "On" but "Set time zone automatically" at "Off", and the Time zone is "UTC +01:00 Brussels, Madrid, Paris"

3. The concert was in Paris, so same timezone ;)

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Merging.

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom Classic: Incorrect year-only Capture Date for videos (1946) (#2)

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3 years ago

"I haven't seen the 1946 problem reported before.  That smells like a camera bug. It's suspiciously close to a magic number -- 2014 - 1946 = 68 years = 2^31 seconds.  Maybe unrelated, but it makes the programmer in me squint."

Well duh, I did see this issue two years ago. Hang on while I merge this topic into the existing topic, and I'll continue the conversation there.