LIGHTROOM 4.1: Capture date of videos from harddisk incorrect

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I have imported AVCHD videos from an SD card in Panasonic HD writer to a harddisk. Later on, I have imported these files in lightroom. Now, Lightroom 4.1 displays the capture date as the date on which the files were written to the harddisk. When I view the properties of the files in Sony Vegas 10, it correctly displays the capture date as the date on which the clips were made, so the capture date code is still correctly embedded. Lightroom 4.1 correctly orders the files chronologically, so it is able to read the date code correctly.
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You've encountered two known issues.

First, LR doesn't properly read and write video metadata:

Second, LR displays the file-created date in grid view, but it uses the file-modifed date for sorting and filtering:

When you copy a file on Windows, the file-modified date (set by the camera) is preserved, while the file-created date is set to the date/time the file was copied.