MVtoMeta::    a csv file Reader, and MetaTag formatter
   for Nikon MV-1 film camera shooting data files
   by utilizing Phil Harvey's ExifTool on Windows.

 
MVtoMeta::
 
will open and convert Nikon film camera shooting data captured in a Nikon MV-1 data reader's csv text file, into a set of camera data meta tags for every image. It will write this camera shooting metadata into selected scanned image files using Phil Harvey's ExifTool in a background process.
 


Go From This:

 
Film speed,Film number,Camera ID
400,1,000
Frame number,Shutter speed,Aperture,Focal length,Lens maximum aperture,Metering system,Exposure mode,Flash sync mode,Exposure compensation value,EV difference in Manual,Flash exposure compensation value,Speedlight setting,Multiple exposure,Lock,Vibration Reduction,Date(yy/mm/dd),Time
01,15,F4,15,F3.5,Center weighted,M,Front curtain sync,-2.3,+2.8,0.0,non-TTL auto flash,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,07:14
02,30,F4,24,F2.8,Center weighted,M,Front curtain sync,-2.3,+0.5,0.0,non-TTL auto flash,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,07:18
03,30,F4,24,F2.8,Center weighted,M,Front curtain sync,-2.3,+0.5,0.0,non-TTL auto flash,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,07:18
04,15,F4,15,F3.5,Center weighted,M,Front curtain sync,-2.3,+2.8,0.0,non-TTL auto flash,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,07:25
05,15,F3.5,15,F3.5,Center weighted,M,Front curtain sync,-2.3,+2.0,0.0,non-TTL auto flash,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,07:32
06,13,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,0.0,non-TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:02
07,25,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,0.0,non-TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:02
08,25,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,-2.3,TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:10
09,30,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,-2.3,TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:12
10,40,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,-2.3,TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:17
11,25,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,-2.3,TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:29
12,40,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,-2.3,TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:31
13,15,F5.6,15,F3.5,Center weighted,A,Front curtain sync,-2.3,0.0,-2.3,TTL auto flash/Optional speedlight,None,AE Unlock,VR off,2009/11/05,12:44
 


To This:

 
Using the Import MV-1 CSV tab:
 
1) Select a the film type from the (user customizable) drop down list
 
2) Select a Nikon camera model on the drop down list
 
3) Select a csv data file to open using the 'Select a Nikon CSV Data File' button:
 
 
4) On the Export Tab use the button to select the first image of the file group to write metadata into:
    Modify Only Images Related to Selected Data Rows, or the Full Data List using a synchronized, numbered File Name with Frame Number Indexing.
 
(See Below .. )
 
MVtoMeta:: will run Phil Harvey's ExifTool with a image frame's camera data parameters, to embed the metadata into a image file.
 
Download the current Windows executable version of Exiftool from his web page here.
Extract the standalone Windows executable, rename it to 'exiftool.exe' and place it in the MVtoMeta program file directory.
 


Resulting In This:

 
An example of MVtoMeta:: formatted csv file data into image metadata tags as viewed in Adobe Bridge CS4:
 
  

for sample Source Camera Data fields:
  • Aperture
     
  • Camera Model
     
  • Date Time Photographed
     
  • Date Time Scanned
     
  • Exposure Compensation
     
  • Exposure Program
     
  • Film Type
     
  • Flash
     
  • ISO
     
  • Lens
     
  • Lens Focal Length
     
  • Lens Max Aperture Value
     
  • Serial Number
     
  • Shutter Speed
     
  • Unique Image ID
(Available/Written Metadata fields are dependant
on the camera's csv data file field format.
)
 


Supported Formats:

 
Current Nikon camera csv Data files are supported in the following default documented MV1 file formats:
 

 

Operational Features:

 
Before Processing:
 
1) Change Column Visibility,
2) Increment Frame Numbers,
3) Change Lens Used,
4) Change / Shift Image Date and/or Time
 
 
 
 
 

 
Right Click - Change Column Visibility.
 

 
Right Click - Change Lens Used.
 

 
Right Click - Change and Shift Image Date or Time for a Selection or Column.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Right Click - Shift Frame Numbers.
 
 
Process Multiple Image Files:
 
1) Select the First File in a Frame Identified, Numbered Series: 1109-TX-r2-2.tif
 
    a) Decide On Numeric Replacement Character String: ##
    b) Replace the Image Frame's File Number(s) with the Replacement Characters at the Appropriate Template Location: 1109-TX-r2-##.tif
    c) Select the 'Update Images with MV1 csv Data Button'
 

 
a) Select the First File in a Frame Identified, Numbered Series: 1109-TX-r2-2.tif

 

 
b) Replace the Image File's Frame Number with the Replacement Characters
at the Appropriate Template Location: 1109-TX-r2-##.tif

 

 
c) Select the 'Update Images with MV1 csv Data Button'
to Process, and Add MetaTag Data To All Available Files.

 
 
Stores User Preferences:
 
1) User Specified Lens Listing (auto loads from a csv text file),
2) Correlate a Camera ID with a Serial Number,
3) Modify Selected Images or Full Data Listing using Frame Number Indexing.
 

 
User Specified Lens Listing, and
Camera ID, Serial Number data tables.

 
 
Output Log for Processing:
 
Optional ExifTools output logging Tab, and saving.
 

 
Right Click - Save ExifTools Output to a File.
 

 
MVtoMeta:
 
the current Version is Not Presently Posted - please eMail for details.
 

 


Current Version: 0.9.1.1

20 August 2015

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info@henleygraphics.com