04-09-2012, 04:30 AM
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I have quite a few home video MiniDV tapes. Since my Panasonic camcorder doesn't emboss date & time onto the video, I would like to do it during transfer to PC. Can you please suggest any free, lossless software to do this at the time of capturing through Firewire or post capture?

I do not like the idea of having date & time as subtitles on DVD.

Once date and time are stamped, the resulting file should still retain the DV meta data.

Thanks for your help.

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This is something I've never had to do -- not in a decade of shooting/using MiniDV for myself, for family, for friends, and for clients. So I'm not immediately aware of existing software that does this, including software I already own (Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Video, Final Cut Pro, Pinnacle Studio, etc).

A quick Google search shows several options:

vDTS (Visual DV Time Stamp) is older, and I see people recommending it online at several sites: tomshardware, creativecow, videohelp.

Ulead Video Edit Studio, a discontinued software, also appears to have had the function built-in.

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04-09-2012, 10:47 PM
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Thanks kmedia. I will check out those. I also tested Enosoft DV processor (free) but it doesn't allow formatting of the date & time in terms of font...etc.
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