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darichman

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Import of Home Video (Camera, Phone) Files
« on: March 06, 2024, 12:01:23 am »

Hi team

Wondering if you can take a look at what has been a longstanding issue for me.
Each time I import video files from my camera or phone, a number of fields are incorrectly read and I believe this is a function of carnac/autotagging.

See the attached screen (video files imported from my Google Pixel 8 Pro android phone) via windows OS
MC is attempting to parse Name and Possibly date? from the filename: eg PXL_20240111_233121599.TS.mp4
And it does this inconsistently - in some cases [Name] is read as Pxl and in others a number.
This is never desired, could the default autoimport for these files please be adjusted to just read [Name] from the Filename?
This would make most sense, as I  would want each [Name] to be unique for home video files anyway (ie no value in them all being named 'Pxl' in the library.
I guess I could create some fancy Folder based function to tell it not to do this, but I import these files from lots of places so I think this would be difficult.

The dates are also always read incorrectly. The correct [Date] is what MC is displaying in [Date Modified] in attached.
I think it might be trying to read [Date] from the filename but on devices this isn't generally accurate, and if date metadata is available this should always be used first.

I like the automatic wizardry for movies, TV shows etc, but it is failing on home videos at present!

Thank you, and happy to provide any test files or further info.
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Re: Import of Home Video (Camera, Phone) Files
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2024, 05:54:29 am »

Which date field is which?  Not defined in your picture
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Re: Import of Home Video (Camera, Phone) Files
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2024, 09:26:36 am »

We don't really have a universal way to identify Home Videos, but I've added the file name pattern of those Pixel videos to get recognized.
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Re: Import of Home Video (Camera, Phone) Files
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2024, 11:26:04 am »

Our iPhone videos use the "IMG_xxxx" pattern and Carnac always interpretted the numbers as Season and Episode numbers.

I got around these by always importing from a specified folder, and using 'tag on import' rules to tidy it all up, including setting the Media Sub Type field.

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Re: Import of Home Video (Camera, Phone) Files
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2024, 12:46:45 am »

Which date field is which?  Not defined in your picture

You are correct :o Sorry, the image ended up truncated for some reason.
I'll upload another with my next import.

In the OP attachment, from L to R fields were [Name], [Filename (name)], [Date], [Date Modified], [Date Created]
The correct 'date' is contained in the [Date Modified] field

We don't really have a universal way to identify Home Videos, but I've added the file name pattern of those Pixel videos to get recognized.

Great, thanks Hendrik. I'll keep an eye out
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Re: Import of Home Video (Camera, Phone) Files
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2024, 12:26:06 am »

Panasonic Camera (Lumix FT5)
MC labels [Name] as Avchd for all files
MC assigns [Date] as date of import, not the actual date

See screens (in the second one, fields are from L to R [Name] [Filename (name)] [Date] [Date Created] [Date Modified]
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