2h difference between EXIF ​​and new name

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#1 : 09/08-21 05:53
Posts: 2
Hello everyone, I'm about to despair ...

When importing videos from the GoPro, the creation date changes to the time of import.
That's why I start a batch as follows:
a) to read out the correct creation date
b) change the name to the creation date

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mRk9D-4swFLN2G7 laqgEFHgCzXop5SqH/view?usp=sharing

There are then always 2 hours more in the name than in the EXIF.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/116Tvh8qvS9hfrfb lNSwKo9YuCPEwD-v7/view?usp=sharing

How can I fix this?

Many thanks for your help.

Best regards

09/08-21 05:53
#2 : 09/08-21 09:54
David Lee
David Lee
Posts: 1104
It should be obvious that the problem is related to the timezone. Germany is currently on Central European Summer Time - which is UTC+2, which accounts for your 2hour time difference. You haven't given enough information to work out why this is happening - in particular you haven't included the column headings for the second image in your post so it isn't clear whether this is the timestamp that is being used by the Video tags. However if you look online you will find that UTC/Local Time discrepancy is commonly reported as a problem with GoPro files possibly due to a failure to add the timezone to the timestamp.

Basically the two times are actually the same but one is presented as UTC whereas the file is being renamed as your local time. Before "correcting" the times you need to confirm which of the two is actually the correct local time. If the GoPro is really saving as UTC then your renamed files will have the correct local timestamp.

If you do need to correct the times than you can use a script based on the code in my reply to a previous post: www.advancedrenamer.com/forum_thread?forum_id=11037 (with suitable changes to the regular expression).

Just be aware that Central European Winterer Time is UTC+1 - so you will need to take account of daylight saving, where applicable.

09/08-21 09:54