When importing videos from an iPhone into Lightroom 3.6, the "hour" field value included in the filename is different from that of photos.

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I'm using a filename template that includes the photo/video hour, minutes, and seconds. When I import videos from my iPhone 4S running iOS 6.0 into Lightroom 3.6 the hour looks like it is GMT, whereas for pictures it is in timezone time. So, for example, I'm in the mountain timezone, so a video taken at 12:00:00 mountain time gets 18:00:00 in its filename. Photos get the 12:00:00.

I really don't care too much which way it goes (although for consistency it would be nice to be GMT so timezone doesn't play into it). I really just want them to be consistent so sorting works.

Here's the strange thing. If I batch rename the videos the filenames then reflect the timezone time! I'd use this as a workaround, but I also like to include the original camera filename in the final filename, and there's no way to get at that when renaming. (Maybe I need to move away from including the original filename...)

Any ideas? Or is this just a bug?
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Same thing happens with Lightroom 4.2. (I just tried with the demo.)
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What about photos? Are they renamed correctly?
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It all depends on what "correctly" means. Local time or UTC? Photos seem to get UTC and videos get local time. But then a batch-rename fixes it.

As an aside, another nasty time-related bug that is iOS-specific and not anything to do with Lightroom is that videos vs. photos taken in a different time zone get the wrong time. I have a bug in with Apple on that one.