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Canon R5 C XF clip metadata

HarborPictures
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Good morning!

I'm looking for a way to read the clip data info - lens, aperture, ISO, etc. on clips shot on the R5 C. Currently I need to review the data on .mxf files, but it would be great to do the same for RAW, or .MOV files as well.

I tried the XF Utility, but it does not recognize the files.

Any ideas?

 

Thanks!

Bill

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shadowsports
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Bill,

I've not tested this.  If you cannot preview the .mxf file in the XF-AVC Utility, you will likely need to convert it to MOV H.264.  

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It

Hey Rick

I was out on a shoot for the week. On the evening offloads I took the opportunity to test. Here’s what I found.

- If you shoot RAW and generate in-camera proxies, you can read all the data just fine with XF Utility. You just need to point the utility at the proxy card.

- I found an error in my process when I went to revisit the footage shot earlier in the year that triggered my question. I had moved the files from the card images to a dedicated clip folder containing the clips from multiple cards. For XF Utility to work, you need to keep the card structure intact. I expect the XF Utility is reading the sidecar metadata file. 

Going forward I’ll be keeping my offloaded card images intact and not simplifying the folder structure when moving into post. That way should I need to note the previous camera settings for future shoots, it’ll be there.

Thanks for the assist!

Bill

shadowsports
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Bill,

This is helpful information for sure. Others may ask and you've provided confirmation.   

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It

I was bummed I assumed the data was in the file. I’m editing in Resolve and it would be great to be able to see it as exif under the file info.

It’d be great if we could encourage the cinema team to extend integration with the main post tools. 

Until then, it’d be helpful to be able to export the data from XF Utility to a text, or .csv file for camera reports.

Pretty please?

 

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