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Time and Date Stamp Mini DVD

by maxfind / March 6, 2009 1:11 PM PST

I am using a mini dvd camera for work purposes. I have to have the time and date shown and updated when playing back the disc. Was told that if I used a DV cord that I could copy the disc and it would show the date. How can I transfer the time and date on the original mini disc. to another mini disc? Thanks for any help, currently using a Sony Mini DVD 610. Or is thre anothe camera that will record the time and date on the original mini dvd and show it when it is replayed? Thansk for any help or suggetions.

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Here is one way....
by Papa Echo / March 6, 2009 2:56 PM PST

Print/write out the date on a piece of paper and let that to be the first scenc.... if you want to look professional, use a "clapper board" ....

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Time and Date
by maxfind / March 6, 2009 9:23 PM PST
In reply to: Here is one way....

This is for legal purposes, don't think this would work.

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For legal work.....
by Papa Echo / March 6, 2009 9:57 PM PST
In reply to: Time and Date

...no time stamp will work ....you need to get a clock, e.g. a clock tower and other items in the background of the video footage to indicate the exact time, including date, or from items by which the date and time can be determined correctly. (There was a case in which the day and time were determined by the length and depth of shadows cast by a group of people standing on a dooray....). Why date and time stamp do not work : they have to be correctly adjusted in the first place ... meaning hat I can put in any date and time ...

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Legal
by maxfind / March 6, 2009 10:11 PM PST
In reply to: For legal work.....

I had a Sony that played the correct date and time at the bottom of the screen for years. In doing workers comp surveillance work we don't always have a clock tower to video in the background. Most courts accept the time and date on the bottom of the player, that is all I need.

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Then use the ideas we just went over at
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 7, 2009 12:11 AM PST
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Again....
by Papa Echo / March 7, 2009 5:44 PM PST
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I can say that you have initially set the date wrong ... In court, the opposition will have a field day....

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Legal
by maxfind / March 8, 2009 1:44 AM PST
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I have worked in the legal system for forty years and haven't been attacked yet on a time and date stamp on a recorder. I just asked a simple question, is there anyway to show the time and date stamp on a digital copy? This is what is required by my job, which isn't a tv show that has clock towers ect. in the background. I don't need any other ideas, watches, ect., I just need to know if this particular procedure can be done and if so, how?

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We discussed that in the other discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2009 1:47 AM PST
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Sadly some wanted to bicker over it. But we did cover it.

Now there are folk that want the DVD Camcorder to product the DVD with that on the media so not work in post production is needed. For that you will have to get a DVD Camcorder that does that. Not all do and why you end up doing it later.
Bob

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Sorry for the type.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2009 9:58 AM PDT

I meant "produce the DVD". Arg, silly spell checker.

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Legal purposes....
by Papa Echo / March 8, 2009 9:18 AM PDT
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....implies that the date stamp should be accurate ...which means it is correct to start with and cannot be changed or tempered with...so for your legal work, the date stamp seems not that critical...

Try googling for mini+DVD+camcorders+date+stamp or similar ley words to look for a model. It won't be easy. Have you contacted manufacturers ?

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