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Registered: ‎11-12-2012
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date/time embed on video

I have a Sony Handycam dcr-sx85 and I would like it to display the date and time in the video and picture created. When I move it to the computer or make a dvd from the video, it would be very nice to have the date and time it was shot displayed in the video. I can not find a way to make this so. It would be nice to have for family videos, but if the date and time is not shown, how would we know when it was shot? Any help would be appreciated.
Top 40 Artist
Posts: 661
Registered: ‎11-12-2012

Re: date/time embed on video

Thank you for your post and welcome to the forums.

Your camcorder has a feature called Data code. You can use this feature for playing back the video. If you are trying to record the time stamp on the video when creating a DVD, you would need 3rd party video editing software for that feature. The software i can recommend is Sony DVD Architecct Studio. You can check the trial version by clicking here:

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/dow ... dvdastudio
New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-12-2012

Re: date/time embed on video

Thank you for your post and welcome to the forums.

Your camcorder has a feature called Data code. You can use this feature for playing back the video. If you are trying to record the time stamp on the video when creating a DVD, you would need 3rd party video editing software for that feature. The software i can recommend is Sony DVD Architecct Studio. You can check the trial version by clicking here:

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/dow ... dvdastudio



That's terrible. Even the old days of analog cameras could easily imprint a date and time stamp on the video. To have such advances in technology that now require me to get a third party software, at a cost no less, is terrible. I can use the data code to show the date and time when I play it back on the camcorder, but it can't just simply record it in the video...that's just... one last time, TERRIBLE.
Tuning Up
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-05-2015

Re: date/time embed on video

I agree. I love the handycam but you at sony need to realize that there are a slew of legal professions and corporations that REQUIRE date time stamps embedded into the video. For us private investigators, this is a serious issue and I believe the company needs to cater to our community. That third party software might make the video evidence inadmissible in court, due to the fact that the video has been edited in some way. I hope you keep us in mind when developing your newer models. For me, I am selling my handycam and returning my canon. I will favor whichever company provides date time stamp capabilities when purchasing for me, or my investigators.

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Posts: 990
Registered: ‎10-21-2014

Re: date/time embed on video

Hi corbine791,

 

Welcome to the Sony Community!

 

We appreciate your sentiments concerning the date/time stamp on the pictures. We are always open to suggestions from our customers for the betterment of our products and service. We will forward your request to the engineering department for future product developments.

 

If my post answers your concern, please mark it as "Accept as Solution". Thanks_Mitch