Author Topic: Copy makernotes to xmp-sidecarfiles  (Read 198 times)

dtw

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Copy makernotes to xmp-sidecarfiles
« on: January 05, 2019, 11:43:28 AM »
Dear all,

according to FAQ8, I trying to copy makernotes to xmp sidecarfiles:

>exiftool -tagsfromfile %d%-.4f.NEF -makernotes -make -model  -ext xmp .

No errors are reported, however, it seems not to work. I cannot find information on -model or -shuttercount in the xmp files. Also, wiith the -G option, no [MakerNotes] are specified in the xmp-files.
Thanks for advice!
Best, Dirk

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Re: Copy makernotes to xmp-sidecarfiles
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 12:41:01 PM »
An xmp sidecar can only hold xmp tags, not makersnotes.  If there is a xmp tag with the same name as the makernotes tag, then it should be copied over, but otherwise you would have to use tag redirection and copy individual makernotes tags, such as Shuttercount, into other xmp tags.

If Make and Model exist, they should be copied into XMP-tiff:Make and XMP-tiff:Model and do so here in my test.  Not sure why it wouldn't work for you.
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dtw

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Re: Copy makernotes to xmp-sidecarfiles
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 06:02:47 AM »
OK, understand.
Indeed, Make and Model are found in the sidecarfile (XMP group), but maybe already written in during the creation of that file and not copied over, and - I understand now - not marked as Makernotes. Shuttercount is missing.
However, thanks so much for the quick response and the suggestions!
Best, Dirk