While selecting the DSLR, I had searched for something that would generate MPEG video files. This obviously was a carry over from the fact that I had an old DVD player that did not play MOV files (which my older digital camera also used to generate). Even earlier, I used to convert MOV files to MPEG, to play them on the DVD player.
Then I went for the Canon 700D, which generates video in MOV format. After converting the format, I realized that the timestamp of the file was the same as the date of conversion and not the date the movie was recorded.
While this was also the case earlier, I decided to search for software that would allow me to change the various timestamps associated with a file. During this search, I found BulkChanger from nirsoft. Using this tool, it is possible to change the date as well as time for all three timestamps maintained by Windows, namely the date of creation, the date of last modification and the date of last access.
- Bulk Changer – http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html