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Soutine Berger
Project Duration Discrepancy SOLVED
on Jun 29, 2018 at 2:07:46 am
Last Edited By Soutine Berger on Jun 29, 2018 at 3:55:45 am

Motion 5.3.2
OS 10.11.6

Whatever project length I spec when first creating a file, I see a different reading whether I am looking at the total frame rate or the total time in seconds.

For instance, I spec 10 sec at 30 fps, go to the final frame, and see this. That is correct.



Then, when I switch to the view to timecode, and go to the last frame, I see this:



What happened to the last 1/2 second?


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Robin S. Kurz
Re: Project Duration Discrepancy SOLVED
on Jun 30, 2018 at 7:26:14 am

[Soutine Berger] "What happened to the last 1/2 second?"

Erm… half second?? What's your math behind that? 😄

Either way, what you're seeing is 100% correct. FRAMES start at ONE, TIME starts at ZERO. Therefore 9:29 is logically the last frame of 10 seconds.

- RK

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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Project Duration Discrepancy SOLVED
on Jul 2, 2018 at 2:46:55 pm

[Robin S. Kurz] "FRAMES start at ONE, TIME starts at ZERO."

To be pedantic about this (and I'm sure you know this), it depends on how you have set up your preferences.

If you have Time Display set to Frame Numbering/Starts from Zero, then the timeline will show the first frame as zero.

But you can also set it to Frame Numbering/Starts from 1 and then the timeline will show the first frame as 1 and count up accordingly.

This is critical for some operations so it's worth pointing out.

Simon Ubsdell
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Robin S. Kurz
Re: Project Duration Discrepancy SOLVED
on Jul 2, 2018 at 3:00:17 pm

[Simon Ubsdell] "To be pedantic…"

Very, and I'm thinking unnecessarily, pedantic, yes. Since if his numbering was set to start from (the non-standard) ZERO, then he would have to have actively changed it himself, in which case I'm guessing the question would not have come up to begin with? 😏

But sure… for the record.

I'm just confused that the title said "SOLVED" right from the get go… wha? 🤨

- RK

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Simon Ubsdell
Re: Project Duration Discrepancy SOLVED
on Jul 2, 2018 at 4:42:14 pm

[Robin S. Kurz] "But sure… for the record."

That's all it was. Additional information that some users might find useful.

Nothing to do with the original post - which I couldn't begin to fathom.

Simon Ubsdell
tokyo productions
hawaiki


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Soutine Berger
Re: Project Duration Discrepancy SOLVED
on Jul 2, 2018 at 5:52:58 pm

SOME CLARIFICATION:

1. I am totally brand new to Motion, and did not realize that the 29 in 9:29 referred to frames and not seconds. I therefore interpreted 9:29 to be 9.5 seconds. I also did not understand the disparity between timecode and seconds. I get it now.

2. I marked the query as "solved" at the point I received an answer from the Apple forum. I did not want to bother anyone further, but I did not see any option to delete the original Creative Cow post.

3. Thank you, Simon Ubsdell, for your kind and supportive response. It was very helpful. And even thank you, Robin Kurz, for your infinitely less gracious response. But Robin, if you want to talk about confusing and inscrutable, take a look at the ridiculous markup mash that manifests as your email.



4. For the record, I am a "she", not a "he".


SB


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