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Jim Cutler
Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 20, 2007 at 6:28:07 pm

Does anyone sell a desk timer or stopwatch that does seconds and frames? Please forgive me if this post is in the wrong forum, I thought if anyone knew it would be this group. I'm not looking for software that does time conversion, but rather a way to time some rapid fire takes on the go. thank you in advance.

Jim


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RHewitt
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 22, 2007 at 11:55:56 pm

Have you tried looking at the scientific calculators from HP, Casio and Texas Instruments. A while back I had a Casio calculator that did timecode calculations and conversions between different frame rates.

I know there are dedicated devices on the market for broadcast use but they'll be expensive.


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Del Holford
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 23, 2007 at 12:43:15 pm

What you are looking for is a hexigesimal calculator that does TC as well. They are fairly easy to find in the broadcast world. Try the Broadcast Store in Florida or B&H Camera in NYC. They are more expensive than some calculators but usually less than the top end scientific ones.

Del
fire*, smoke*, photoshopCS3
Charlotte Public Television


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Del Holford
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 23, 2007 at 12:45:54 pm

Google "time code calculator" and you'll get a bunch of them as free software.

Del
fire*, smoke*, photoshopCS3
Charlotte Public Television


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AlexHuber69
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 23, 2007 at 2:13:56 pm

All well and good... but the origianal poster was asking about a timecode stopwatch, not calculator.

I guess that would work if one's timecode calculator happened to have a stopwatch function... and some might I guess, but neither of the two that I have (different brands) do.

I'm not sure if an actual timecode STOPWATCH exists. Hope it does, that would be kinda neat to have.

A




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Mike Cohen
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 23, 2007 at 5:35:18 pm

if you have an iPod that plays video you could make a time code video clip and use that as a timecode stopwatch.
http://www.scottsimmons.tv/blog/2007/05/02/the-ipod-as-a-timecode-slate/


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epontius
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 23, 2007 at 11:51:31 pm

Look for an animator's stopwatch or timer. There are also software equivalents:
http://www.vangaans.com/timer.html


Erik


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Mark Suszko
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 25, 2007 at 12:52:46 am

Markertek used to sell these I'm pretty sure, as well as dedicated hand calcs dedicated to timecode math. If you have the reaction time to accurately work a stopwatch to the frames level, well, you're a better man than me:-)


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Joe Rugby
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on Jul 25, 2007 at 7:29:41 pm

If you have the reaction time to accurately work a stopwatch to the frames level, well, you're a better man than me:-)

Me too.


In my linear editing days my lag was almost always 7 frames.


Cheers,

Joe




L.O.A.


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Dmitry Nikitin
Re: Does anyone make a stopwatch from seconds and frames?
on May 13, 2009 at 10:02:36 am

Excalty what you need: stopwatch with customizable decimals.


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