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Is it possible to display a timestamp in video taken by DSLR cameras? I use a Nikon camera, and do not see an option to output the timestamp on video. The Sony Handicams have this built-in functionality where the time stamp appears as subtitles on the video.

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closed as off-topic by ElendilTheTall, Paul Cezanne, dpollitt, mattdm, Itai Aug 17 '13 at 15:37

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about video rather than photography. –  ElendilTheTall Aug 17 '13 at 12:37
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As far as I know (after researching this quite a bit at work) there is no DSLRs with a proper time stamping ability. And no DSLRs with a time sync out put.

Hopefully someone can prove me wrong in this.

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Agreed, I do not believe any DSLR currently does this. It is, however, very simple to do in After Effects or Premiere Pro using the "Timecode" effect, and I imagine many other programs have a similar feature. –  Tortilla Aug 17 '13 at 8:45
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