My iPhone 4 geotags photo and video, as does my handy (Canon) compact camera. Photos store the geo information in the EXIF data I believe, and a bit of research suggests the geo information in the videos is stored in the actual H.264 video rather than the 'container'.
To my question.
I have a library of photos from the last couple of years taken with a different camera that I would like to retrospectively (and I appreciate quite roughly - e.g. by city) geotag. I'm a bit of a stickler for information management and I want these geotags embedded in the master images and videos.
I have found Aperture, even when I ask it to, does not do this. It seems to hold the geo information I add in its library file, but if I look at the master through a different piece of software it doesn't see the geotag.
A workaround is to geotag an image and then export the master, and the exported version will have the geotag embedded.
I have no workaround for video files - geotags work within Aperture (again presumably stored in the library's database file) but won't stick on the master video whatever I try. I believe this could be because some of my old videos are in formats that don't support the geo metadata. I plan to try converting to an .m4v with h.264 video, that I hope can then accept embedded geo data. The old videos are fairly poor quality anyway, so i'm not precious about running them through a converter, if i can get the metadata added properly as a result! (They are so old that many can't even hold basic metadata such as 'date taken', which I also want to add!).
So, any advice would be appreciated.
Can I get Aperture to embed geotags into masters (I use a referenced library if that matters) without the need to export then re-import?
Can it do the same for video, and if so what video formats can accept this metadata?