Video Editing App Help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by shakey55, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. shakey55 macrumors member

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    I have recently purchased a 2017 MacBook Pro which is running High Sierra.

    So far extremely happy with the new MacBook.

    I my line of work I am required to take video, which I need to edit and create a DVD showing the correct time and date of the video clips when taken.

    This is where I have run into trouble with my new MacBook.

    In the past I would do the following
    1. upload my pictures/videos to iPhoto

    2. I would then drag and drop the pictures/video clips to iMovie

    3. I would then edit the video clips

    4. Then I would drag iMovie time and date tile on top of the edited video clip and it show the correct time and date that the video clip was recorded

    5. Then burn the final video file to a DVD disc

    My concern now is the following

    1. No iPhoto

    2. If I import the pictures/video clips into iMovie from elsewhere everything as described above is fine until I drag the iMovie time and date tile onto the video clip

    3. It now shows the incorrect time and date. It does not show the time and date video recorded, it shows the time and date that the video clip was uploaded to my MacBook Pro

    PLEASE HELP AS I AM DESPERATE

    If nobody knows how to fix my time and date problem, I’m open to suggestions for

    1. Free easy to use video editing for my MacBook Pro that will show the correct time and date that the video was recorded.

    Thank you
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

    New_Mac_Smell

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    Might want to try the software forums for better help.

    First question, you're using iMovie for professional purposes? Good for you!

    Secondly, are you 100% sure there's not a problem with the timestamp on the footage itself? Is your camera correctly setup? Sounds like your method of import could be wiping that data from the clip in an effort to save space, so check settings etc.
     
  3. shakey55 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not really professional video editing, just a little.

    The video footage, time stamp etc is all okay.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Your MacBook still comes with photos the more modern version of iphoto, surely this works just as well with the movies app?? You may also like to take a look at pixelmator it’s not free but it’s not that expensive either and is a lot better than photos.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    I hadn't come across this before. Experimentation shows that while I get the correct date, the time is wrong.
     
  6. shakey55 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes. Date correct, but shows time of upload and not the time of the actual recording.
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    I can't remember what time I uploaded the various clips, so can't comment on that.
     

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