Lightroom: Metadata including dimensions and capture date for MP4 not read when THM sidecar present

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When LR 7.3.1 imports a Sony or Canon MP4, if the THM sidecar is also present, then LR doesn't read the dimensions of the video and display them in the metadata panel. It also doesn't read the capture time properly -- instead, it uses the MP4's file modification time as the capture time, and it appears to set the multiple internal catalog fields inconsistently, causing inconsistent sorting by capture date in grid view. 

Details of dimensions bug:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-dimensions-and-capture-date-for-mp4...

Details of capture-time bug:
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-dimensions-and-capture-date-for-mp4...
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Official Response
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Sort by capture time bug (merging).

This should be fixed in the next Lr update.

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: Lightroom Classic: Sort by capture time bug.