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Sam Blakesberg
timecode error
on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:13:14 am

After my filming is complete, when trying to import into FCP, the import freezes and says i have a timecode error. it happen even when there are no empty 'blue' spaces between clips. it often happens in the middle of the importing of a clip.

does anyone have advice?

thanks


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Noah Kadner
Re: timecode error
on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:23:30 am

Sounds like you're checking shots in the camera while you shoot- if you do this make sure to roll early and cut late so you have plenty of overlap between shots. Even one frame of unrecorded space on a tape between two shots is a timecode break.

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Sam Blakesberg
Re: timecode error
on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:51:36 am

Iv been told that, and it has helped, but it also happens when i dont look back at any footage at all. do you know how i can reset my timecode on the camera? and if that would make any difference?

thanks
-Sam


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Noah Kadner
Re: timecode error
on Feb 24, 2010 at 11:45:08 pm

There's nothing to 'reset.' If there's a break on the tape it indicates space between shots or possibly contaminated heads that need to be cleaned. Either with a headcleaner or at a camera shot professionally.

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Sam Blakesberg
Re: timecode error
on Feb 25, 2010 at 3:06:30 am

Thanks a lot Noah. im going to get the heads cleaned.


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