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SONY and ARRI film metadata

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NeoFinder 8.5 is able to read special SONY and ARRI metadata out of your MXF video files. In particular, this includes details about the camera and lens used, the capture FPS (for slo-mo and time lapse), and textual data, such as production details.

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/22/neofin ... ideos.html
Sections: "Capture FPS in MXF files" and "ARRI metadata in MXF files"


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Make Apples "Photos.app" read GPS and captions in video files!

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GPS GeoTags and XMP Captions written by NeoFinder into MOV videos are now recognized by Apple "Photos.app".

Apple uses an undocumented private format for geotags and descriptions in video files, and as their "Photos.app" can only read these, but not the standard data formats, NeoFinder now writes these as well.

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/22/22.2/m ... adata.html


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NeoFinder 8.5.2 is released

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We have a RELEASE!
Actually, TWO of them!

Today, we have released NeoFinder for Mac version 8.5.2. Download it from our web site: https://www.cdfinder.de/download.html

And our colleague Andy Becherer has released our sister product abeMeda for Windows in the new version 7.7.7.
https://www.abemeda.com/

Enjoy!

As always, we will report details about new features and improvements here in the next weeks.

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KYNO Video metadata - NeoFinder to the rescue - again

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After the new owners of the popular KYNO video management software have abandoned it, NeoFinder comes to the rescue!

NeoFinder 8.5.2 catalogs your precious KYNO metadata, like ratings and descriptions:

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/22/22.10/ ... _KYNO.html


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Ignore EXIF Thumbnails

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Some cameras write different JPG thumbnails in the EXIF section of their RAW files if in-camera edits are active, such as sepia, b/w or others.
That can be tricky, as NeoFinder will prefer to use the EXIF thumbnails for speed reasons during cataloging, if they are large enough.

If you want to force NeoFinder to ignore all embedded EXIF thumbnails, use Apples Terminal.app with that command line:

defaults write de.wfs-apps.neofinder ignoreEXIFTumbnails 1
The default value is 0

Surprisingly enough, the speed difference during cataloging may not be too big, so if you get unexpected thumbnails of RAW files, give this a try.

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/24/neofin ... prefs.html

Topic: Ignore EXIF thumbnails?


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Sigma X3F!

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NeoFinder 8.5.2 now catalogs RAW files in the Sigma X3F format much better than before.

You get a thumbnail and all EXIF and XMP metadata.

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/17/neofin ... hotos.html


Sample images found on dpreview, created by Samuel Spencer.
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AppleScript! Finder Tags and color Label

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The AppleScript dictionary in NeoFinder has been expanded to give you read and write access to the Finder Tags (aka Finder keywords) and the color labels of NeoFinder.

As the tags are actually a list of items, NeoFinder will give them to you as a string of values separated by a comma and a blank, and it needs your new values in that format as well.

The color label uses the numerical index, from 0 to 15, instead of the freely user selectable names.

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/9/9.1/neo ... onary.html

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Improved DiskCatalogMaker Importer

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We have improved the DiskCatalogMaker CSV importer in NeoFinder! It can now handle several additional date and time formats, and works better with some "creative" export files created by DCM.

In the process, we have generally improved the CSV reader code to handle a wider range of format variants.


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GPS View Direction editor

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The GPS View Direction editor in NeoFinder 8.5 now shows a real map of the GeoTag location, to make it easier for you to set up the correct view direction of the camera when the photo was taken.

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/20/20.6/g ... ction.html


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Map Context menu

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Did you know that the context menu for the Map in NeoFinder can move the GPS GeoTags of multipel selected photos or videos to the clicked location on the Map?

That is a great way to adjust the often slightly off locations for photos taken by an iPhone, for example.

The iPhone needs a while to get a very precise GPS location, so if you just pull it out and quickly take a photo, the GPS location can be off by up to 150 meters, getting more precise only after a while.

The NeoFinder Users Guide has more about the Map and the context menu: https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/20/20.1/n ... inder.html

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Add persons?

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The Persons list in #NeoFinder 8.5.2 has a new context menu command to add that Person to all currently selected photo and video files.

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/13/13.4/n ... rsons.html


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For the Longest Time!

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When we created the initial new database format for CDFinder 3.0 and CDWinder for Windows 1.0 way back in December 2000, we thought that a 16-bit number was sufficient to store the duration in seconds of an audio file.

Well, that worked for a while, but then things like this happened:
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A 16-bit number can storea maximum value of 65536, which in seconds, would be 18 hours and 20 Minutes.

Sir Patrick Stewart needed a bit longer for his lovely memoir "Making It So!"

So we have now expanded the value to 32-bit now in the latest Neofinder 8.5.2.

That should be totally enough now, right? RIGHT?

https://www.cdfinder.de/guide/15/neofinder_music.html
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Search for same file names without suffix!

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The Find context menu in NeoFinder 8.5.2 now has an option to search for same file names without suffix!

That is pretty useful to find different file formats of the name file. Give it a try!

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