Lightroom Classic: Importing Live Photo results in wrong timestamp

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when importing a live photo from an iPhone, the image and the movie get Date Created times that are 1 hour apart. 
Since Lightroom doesn't fully support Live Photos, it imports them as a still image and a separate movie file. 
I would have expected the file system creation date for both of these files to be exactly the same (ok, maybe the movie can be 1 second earlier than the still image). 
Here is an example:

Live photo was taken at July 21, 2018, 2:33PM.

When I import this into LR, I get a still photo that has this July 21, 2:33PM time stamp for its creation date. I also get a mov file that has a creation date of: July 21, 2018, 3:33PM. 

This is clearly a bug since they were both taken at exactly the same time.
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Greg Veres

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  • frustrated because import needs to work flawlessly for me to trust the product. The imported files are extremely important and the dates are the best way to keep things organized.

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Official Response
Lightroom Classic CC 7.5 was released today and should address this issue.  If you don’t see the update in your Creative Cloud App, hit the [Ctrl/Cmd]+ [Alt/Opt]+[R] to force a refresh. 

Give the new version a try and let us know if it solves the issue.