If you use the analog, composite signal to some DVD recorder you usually can turn on the time stamp and the DVD recorder will record it.
On the PC there are ways to add the timestamp but as you can set the time on the recorder any decent lawyer can dispute the time stamp.
My background includes the design of CCTV recorders and timestamps are fairly worthless as "proof." So be sure to get your lawyer to chat about ways to vet the date and time. Usually you want some of the video to pan over another source of the date/time such as a public time piece (clock tower or such) and more.
Some folk want to debate this but those that do tend to have not run into the lawyer that tore up the date/time stamp proof in court.
In closing, if you must use a PC, you can try one of those many Video capture devices.
I have never been on this or any similar discussion board. But I have a question that would truly be life changing. I am a licensed private investigator. Many of us are struggling mightily with the issue of getting our date/time stamp to transfer from any camera to the DVD when we are burning copy's for clients, attorneys etc.
No matter what camera I use and no matter what computer I use, the video transfers but it drops the date/time stamp. This is unacceptable for most cases.
I have been told that an external DVD burner that does NOT run through a computer is the answer. However can anyone on this site please confirm that? Even if that is the answer I have no idea which external DVD burner would actually do the trick. I have asked the folks that work at Best Buy and Fry's electronics. They are nice folks but really have no idea regarding the real functions of the external DVD burners when it comes to date/time stamps. I have been doing investigations a long time, lots of great cases under my belt. But this one issue really has me upside down. Any simple answers would truly be life changing. Thank you in advance.