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Time and Date does not display after importing files to my computer

Hello, I can see my Time and Date when viewing the video file on the LED screen of my DCR-SR100. However after I transfer video to my computer (both a Vista and an XP) I can no longer see the time and date on the screen as the video plays. The Time and Date does display when I place the curser over the thumbnail of the video.


Larry Larsen

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  • LAShamus Jan 02, 2008

    Yes, on the camcorder.

  • LAShamus Jan 02, 2008

    I have always been able to see the Time and Date stamp on the camcorder. I need to press the display button first and then it displays. The problem is when I transfer these files or clips to my computer. From day one I could not display the time and date when I viewed these video files on my computer. I have spent about a week researching this problem and many other people are having the same problem. I have yet to see a solution posted.

  • LAShamus Jan 02, 2008

    I am a private investigator and I have about 90 hours of surveillance video files on my computer. If I knew I was going to have this problem I would have gotten another camera. But I am stuck with the video files I have.

    The Time and Date I see displayed continuously on the camcorder and when I place my cursor over any of the thumbnails on my computer is correct because I also made a handwritten log of events and times and dates when video taping.

    I need to share these video clips with my client and I told them I could do this and now I find I am unable.

    From what I have learned is there is no problem with cameras that use AVI which is what my old camera used. The Sony DCR-SR100 sends MPEG files to the computer.

    When I place the cursor over the video clip thumbnail on my computer it only shows on the thumbnail. When I play the video tape on my computer I only get elapsed time. When I play the same file clip on my camcorder I do see time and date.

  • LAShamus Jan 02, 2008

    I actually did one better I saved one whole day on a 9 hour VHS tape using a composite video cord to a VHS recorder and watched while the recording was being made and watched on the TV as well. The problem is that my surveillance lasted 9 hours each day which almost took up all of the hard disk on the camcorder. So I would have to transfer what I had at the end of each day to be ready for the next day. I only have one day of 10 days still on my camcorder.

    Can we talk by phone?

  • LAShamus Jan 02, 2008

    Live chat sounds good!

  • LAShamus Jan 02, 2008

    I will have to resume in about an hour. I will try you then. Thanks.





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Hi LAShamus, have you already configure your Time and Date?

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    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    If you havent, You can check your manual, or click Here and it will open a new window with the manual, at the page were you set your time and date

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    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    Larry were you able to see the date & time before? If yes, when did your problem started?

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    Larry i did some research and only in some cameras you can see the data and time on the screen of your computer,
    Try this:
    Connect your camera, and during playback, try to select the date & time in your camcorder, If you can select it, it might appear on the computer screen.
    I think Sony removed that option of seeing the date & time in windows media player, since you can still see the date & time if you place your cursor over the tumbnail.
    *You mean the date & Time when the films were made right?

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    Larry Connect your camera to the TV, To display the time and date , some camcorders have a Display Out (DISP OUT) function that must be set to V-OUT/LCD in the menu.

    Please try that first and let me know if you can see the Date and Time on your television.

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    Larry one more thing you can try.
    Are you using an Audio/Video (A/V) or i.LINK connection?
    If you have only used one, (ex i.LINK) try the other connection and then if the date & time dosent appear, im sorry to tell you yor model cant display the date & time on the computer video.

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    Larry i dont think we can talk by phone, im outside USA, But if you want, we can engage a preivate live chat sesion, it its ok with you.

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    Okay then Larry you have to start a new live chat via Fixya and then i will answer your live chat call.

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    Larry if you still want the live chat, go to
    briely describe your problem, and pay for a live chat, i will answer your call and then we can chat,

    Or we can continue talking here, and i will keep assiting you and helping you here.

  • Santiago Vallejo
    Santiago Vallejo Jan 02, 2008

    okay Larry, i will wait for your call then.
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