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Patrick ONeill
Timecode Generator
on Feb 19, 2016 at 7:51:21 pm

AE displays the timecode in SMPTE which HH:MM:SS:FF, with FF representing frames.

Is there a way to have show decimal seconds instead of frame numbers?

For example: 3.233 instead of 00:00:03:07

Thanks.


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Timecode Generator
on Feb 21, 2016 at 8:42:12 am

It will be vaguely similar to that if you set the time source to custom and time units to 100. The last two digits will be the decimal seconds, and the rest will be full seconds.


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Patrick ONeill
Re: Timecode Generator
on Feb 22, 2016 at 3:30:52 am

Yeah, I ended up that exact thing. It appears that the maximum fps you can set your comp to is 99 fps (rather than an even 100) so it is slightly off but that was close enough for my purposes.

Thanks for responding. Good workaround suggestion.


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Timecode Generator
on Feb 22, 2016 at 7:44:16 am
Last Edited By Kalle Kannisto on Feb 22, 2016 at 7:46:00 am

You don't need to change the comp fps, just the timecode generator setting.

For instance, at 25 fps, it displays 0, 4, 8, 12, etc. for percentages of second.


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Patrick ONeill
Re: Timecode Generator
on Feb 22, 2016 at 2:54:45 pm

Ah, nice. I was not aware that you could override the time units this way. I usually just drop in a timecode overlay in Media Encoder and changing the time units doesn't appear to be an option in that location.

Appreciate the help.


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