Could you please explain in more detail, what the problem is?
In what way is the handling of tracks imported from your iPhone in Aperture wrong?
I Imported GPS-Tracks to Aperture. The Track is allways GMT- Timezone!
That is how it should be - GPS tracker are recording the Tracks in UTC.
What is the timezone of the times on your photos, and what the original timezone of your tracks, before you adjusted them?
- iPhone is in mode MESZ
- my EOS 7D is in timezone MESZ
- I logged with komoot.de, then exported the track on desktop
- importing on Aperture the track is on GMT
- pictures are in timezone MESZ
- you can change the timezone of the track in MESZ on Aperture
- but when you close Aperture and start again, the time is in GMT again
This is not coorect. So I can not put the pictures on the track.
When i imported the track on myTracks or any other tool you have allways the correct timezone in MESZ!?
In former times (2 yers ago) Aperture is working fine in that case.
bug or feature?
It is buggy. Aperute should be able to interpret the times correctly, when you do this:
- When you import the photos, set the time zones correctly in the import settings - in your case: Camera time = MESZ, Actual Time = MESZ. So Aperture will know, how to interpret the time stamp on your image files.
- When adding the track, set the "GPS > Edit Timezone" to the timezone setting of the track you added, not to the timezone of your photos.
What I am seeing, however, is that Aperture erraniously seems to be using the Timezone of the system time, when comparing the dates, not the timezone set in the "Import" panel.
For example, my camera is set to UTC, all import settings are UTC, the track is UTC, and still the times are off by one hour along the track, when dragging an image there:
The track is showing the correct time, when I hover the mouse over the track - only the time difference to the photo is computed incorrectly, by one hour.
please excuse my bad english, but i have not enough practise
No problem - we are in the same boat here!
- the import setting is allways on
Time of camera: Europa/Berlin (MEZ, now MESZ))
real time: Europa/Berlin (MEZ, now MESZ)
That should work. I am only using UTC, because that timezone does not continuously change with daylight saving time, and because I am traveling a lot and by keeping all cameras always set to the same timezone I do not have to worry about forgetting to adjust the time.
Feedback to Apple is a good idea.
Geotagging in Aperture is pretty much a mess. There's no way to say: my photos and GPS tracks are both in UTC and I've synched my clocks—just match them up. Using UTC is important because it's the only time zone with out the daylight savings time nonsense.
I've found it best to geotag my photos outside Aperture so that they already contain the info when imported. If you're familiar with the command line, you can use exiftool thusly:
$ exiftool -overwrite_original_in_place -geotag my-track-file.gpx *.ORF
Replace "ORF" with the extension of your raw files. You have to do everything in UTC for this to work.