Adding film camera metadata to scanned images

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Adding film camera metadata to scanned images

Postby syncrasy » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:29 pm

I know I'm not the first person to ask this, but I couldn't find a similar question on the forum.

How do I add metadata about camera model, film type, and lens to a TIFF file made from a scanned film negative in a way that a non-Media Pro client can use? I want to keep intact the digital acquisition source info (scanner, DSLR camera "scan") in the EXIF camera field to conform to standards. Are there any best practices or workarounds involving IPTC, editing EXIF, or creating custom XMP? (e.g, IPTC isn't normally used for camera info, but perhaps one field could be used as a workaround).

I currently have this camera information in Media Pro custom fields, but since these fields are proprietary (not standard), I'm not sure how this information can be leveraged by Media Pro's extensive XMP functionality, and if it could, how the client would read/extract it.
— Mark
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Re: Adding film camera metadata to scanned images

Postby syncrasy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:38 pm

It turns out that my client can read Media Pro's custom fields (they're shown as "User Fields"), so there's no need to edit EXIF or use an IPTC field after all.

Of course, once Media Pro no longer works (on a newer computer, newer OS), this option will be gone so I'll have to use EXIF/IPTC workarounds unless I can find a suitable DAM product that offers custom fields.
— Mark
Camera & Computer: Nikon D500, D7100 • Mac Pro (mid 2010), various OSs
DAM: Media Pro SE
Image Editors: Nikon Capture NX 2, NX-D • Photoshop CS6

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