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    I thought it was year day month but it can't possibly be right as the year is off in these files
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    month-day-year_hour-minute. but it's possible you changed it as you can make it any way you want.
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    I did not change it from the default but it is displaying a 30 where the year should be, so that must be the day but none of the others fit the year either
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    then i'd guess someone played with the time/date setting in the camera menu. the timestamp comes from the tape.
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    Based on the WinDV web site, year-month-day_hour-minute-second looks to be the default.

    And, to follow up on what aedipuss mentioned, if the timestamp info from the camera is incorrect, check and see if it needs a new "backup" battery. Usually a small, coin-shaped battery (like the CMOS battery in a PC) - BTDT on my Canon MiniDV.
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    I checked the cam and it is set right, the battery is good and there is no possibility that someone played around with it
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    Tape damage or head misalignment can sometimes cause a misread of the time/date data before it has any visible/audible effect on the content itself.

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  8. Play your captured file through the Enosoft DV Processor - it will show you the date/time/timecode within the DV.
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