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Adding side car files

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Sep 23, 2014
Leander, TX USA
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Lightroom Classic version: 8.2 [ 1204643 ]
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  1. macOS 10.14 Mojave
I'm piddling with video more and more. Here is today's problem / question.

I have an Osmo Pocket that takes videos and puts out MP4 files. I also have a Ninja V HDMI recorder that puts out MOV files. Both of these LR will pull in but in both cases, it says they are "Unknown Camera". I found one suggestion that said to use exiftool to change the metadata in the file and then re-import the files. I could do that but I hesitate to alter the original files.

Could I, instead, add side car files (assuming I can figure out the format) and then re-import the files? Rather than spend a bunch of time trying it, I thought I would ask.
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