That is, moving content to the PC is pretty supported. Alter the card's contents and all models will not play this any longer. That is, this is proper and for now, no maker appears to detail how to put video on a card and have it play on the camcorder.
Nothing really busted here. Just not a feature you find on today's common camcorder.
Once the video is on the PC, the date/time is usually embedded in the video data. Some players show it, some don't.
After taking video from a Canon fs200 onto an sd card I took the card out and renamed the file on my laptop onto the card. I then placed the card back into the camera and the camera now wont recognize the video. I can see the video is there but retrieving the date and time stamp does not sound possible.