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  • Need to read metadata from Canon DSLR video files

    Posted by Ron Dawson on December 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Can someone suggest a good stand alone app for reading metadata from a Canon DSLR video file? I want to get info like ISO, shutterspeed, aperture, etc.

    Ron Dawson
    Executive Producer/President
    Dare Dreamer Media

    Creating films that inspire and encourage the human spirit.

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    Steve Hamber replied 5 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Declan Smith

    December 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    You can use ExifTool. This is available for windows and mac. It’s command line only, but should provide what you are looking for:

    https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

    E.G. on a 60D file you get loads of info (I have cut almost all of it out:
    exiftool MVI_4952.MOV
    ExifTool Version Number : 9.08
    File Name : MVI_4952.MOV
    Directory : .
    File Size : 156 MB
    File Modification Date/Time : 2012:10:13 15:14:58+01:00
    File Access Date/Time : 2012:12:10 21:36:26+00:00
    File Inode Change Date/Time : 2012:10:14 00:09:12+01:00
    File Permissions : rwxrwxrwx
    File Type : MOV
    MIME Type : video/quicktime
    Major Brand : Apple QuickTime (.MOV/QT)
    Minor Version : 2007.9.0
    Compatible Brands : qt , CAEP
    Compressor Version : CanonAVC0005
    Make : Canon
    Camera Model Name : Canon EOS 60D
    Orientation : Horizontal (normal)
    Exposure Time : 1/50
    F Number : 5.0
    Exposure Program : Manual
    Date/Time Original : 2012:10:13 15:14:28
    Metering Mode : Center-weighted average
    Focal Length : 105.0 mm
    Focus Mode : Manual Focus (3)
    Record Mode : Video
    Canon Image Size : 1920×1080 Movie
    Lens Type : Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
    Max Focal Length : 300 mm
    Min Focal Length : 70 mm
    Measured EV : 6.62
    Canon Image Type : MVI:Canon EOS 60D
    Canon Firmware Version : Firmware Version 1.1.0
    Canon Model ID : EOS 60D
    Frame Count : 722
    Frame Rate : 25
    Audio Bitrate : 1.54 Mbps
    Video Codec : avc1

    For a 7D you would run the same against the .THM file.

    Declan Smith
    https://www.madpanic.tv
    After Effects CS5.5/ FCS3 / Canon 7D / Canon XL2 / Reason / Cubase

    “it’s either binary or it’s not”

  • Steve Crow

    December 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I use Exif Viewer which is a freebie, there are more than likely better alternatives but it’s what I use

    Steve Crow
    Crow Digital Media
    http://www.CrowDigitalMedia.com

  • Steve Crow

    December 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm
  • Steve Hamber

    September 26, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Hello, you can try this EXIF viewer on Mac to browse metadata of all RAW photos easily. Totally free to access.

    https://www.widsmob.com/viewer

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