All Metadata added by Photo Mechanic to a mp4 is not imported in Lightroom

Community Beginner ,
Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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Does anyone have the same problem? 

MP4 files from DJI mini 2 are edited in Photo Mechanic for metadata.

On import into Lightroom, no information is extracted to the database of Lightroom. So these files are not to be found in a search. It makes Lightroom useless for archiving mp4 files.

So on import, but also on export, Lightroom is incapable of using the correct metadata.

No GPS, no name, caption, just nothing.

Does anyone know a solution?

 

Gerlo

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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Mac or Windows?

In OSX, Lr has several bugs related to video files.

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Mar 03, 2022 Mar 03, 2022

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Im on the latest OSX. Any idea when this will be solved? I see posts from years ago.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 05, 2022 Mar 05, 2022

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"on export, Lightroom is incapable of using the correct metadata."

 

Unfortunately LR has never written metadata back to videos or in exported videos.  This very old feature request is one of the most popular requests:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-ideas/lightroom-classic-read-and-write-video-metada...

 

LR's handling of video is quite incomplete, and finishing it is clearly a very low priority for Adobe.

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"MP4 files from DJI mini 2 are edited in Photo Mechanic for metadata. On import into Lightroom, no information is extracted to the database of Lightroom. "

 

Attach a sample video here and I can likely figure out what's going wrong and perhaps suggest a workaround.

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