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Date and time superimposed over footage-HELP- IS THERE ANYWAY TO REMOVE IT. THERE ARE A FEW TIMES DURING THE FOOTAGE THAT THE DATE AND TIME DISAPPEAR AND AFTER A MINUTE OR SO IT RE-APPEARS.

HI,
I shot footage with this camera and had the date and rec set to on- big mistake- now the date and time is superimposed on footage- there are a few times- when that information disappears but after a minute or so it re appears. Is there any way to remove that information during play back-please help- any advice- i had no idea this would occur and don't know if 'super imposed ' really means 'burned'
my email- chitchatfilms@yahoo.ca- or meccafilm@yahoo.com
please help.
brishkay

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  • chitchatfilm Jul 25, 2008

    the model of this camera is sony hdv


    Sony HVR-A1U sony hdv/ mini dv recorder. I recorded hdv.
    can i get the date and time removed? any way

  • chitchatfilm Jul 29, 2008

    I shot footage on a sony Hdv 1080i HVR_A1U camcorder- the date and time rec was set at on and as a result the date and time is now superimposed on top of the picutre- is their anyway to get this information removed- I am not sure if superimposed is the same as burned- hope not- but in the manuel it says "it will be superimposed over picture"- please help- this is really important footage and a dumb mistake resulted in this- let me know if there are any softwares or even some really expensive way of getting it removed. I have no choice but to work with this footage.

  • chitchatfilm Jul 29, 2008

    On this camera, one has choice to set the date-rec switch on or off- if it is set to on- then the date and time is automatically superimposed on it- now -i shot with the switch being on and now have the date and time superimposed on my footage and my question is - can I - during playback or editing- get this date and time removed or not to show-please help

  • chitchatfilm Jul 29, 2008

    Date code is already at off- and date and time still shows during playing back- manuel does not offer any help about how to remove it- I guess I am burned! although still hoping not to be.

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Why not adjust the size of ur video and then just blur it or mask it...

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    Yaz S Jul 29, 2008

    There is a trial version you can try at www.puremotion.com

    u cud try this site to smudge the picture at the date and time location



    hope this helps!

    Thanks for using Fixya

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With the settings set to include the date and time during the recording process an internal character generator creates the date and time and this is merged with the video signal from the CCD before recording. Since the merge occurs before the recording, they are part of hte same "picture" that is being recorded. The short answer is no, you can not separate these two images as they are at this point a sinlge image. High end pro decks contain what is called a time code that is recorded on a separate track. In that case, the "monitor" output from a tape deck will show the time, while the standard video output will not.

Hope this helps,
Dan

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I think, during editing of movie, you can superimpose part of same picture on date n time data, so resulted no image of date n time on movie.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    Shahid Electronics Jul 29, 2008

    Hello again,

    Regarding your camera date problem, Go to camera menu> Display out> select LCD.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Click this link for download the manual and check the setting is correct is to set or not?

www.vasst.com/HDV/hdvimages/HVR-A1Umanual.pdf


Thanks
Good luck


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Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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    Asfiya Ahamed Jul 29, 2008

    Dear sir/madam,

    Once video is recorded with that option active there is no way to
    remove it. It is permanently embedded in the digital encryption on your
    tape. However If it is shot on a 4x3 aspect ratio (not wide screen) the
    cheapest way to do it is to put black bars over your footage to make it
    16x9 ratio and in return, remove the time stamp.


    OR!


    Expand your movie (make it larger by zooming into it) and from zooming
    into it, it should remove the time stamp on the corner. You can make
    your footage larger with such programs like Adobe Premiere, After
    effects or Magix Edit Pro.


    thanks
    good luck



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What is the model of your camcorder?

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 24, 2008

    Check screen indicator settings and display settings in your user manual, post model for more help.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 29, 2008

    The time code is not superimposed, it only appears if you play back using the camera, here is the manual, but I did not find the procedure to remove date and time.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 29, 2008

    Go to Standard Set Menu and set DATA Code OFF.
    Check pages 64-65 of manual to find out how to remove, if you still get data recorded in movie, then I am afaraid movie had been recorded with data and the only way to remove it is to zoom into the picture or to cut the picture.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 29, 2008

    The point is, if the date had been set on while recording, then the date is overprinted in the movie, in this case the only way to remove it is cutting the movie, sooming in, or putting a logo on top of the date, as the pixels on the date area cannot be reverted to what you were shooting.
    Try first removing the display date option following instruction from manual , just in case you have set the date in playback only, in that case the date won't be in the tape movie, but only on display.


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    Ginko Jul 29, 2008

    "Don't forget to rate the solution"

    Thanks


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