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Eric Strand
7D "Timecode"
on Aug 20, 2012 at 9:10:22 pm

When I drag a clip from a 7D, with the folder directory intact with .THM files, into CatDV the timecode is reading 23:15:15. When I use Log and Transfer in FCP, it says 22:15:15. The hour is off by one for every clip. I've ticked several preferences in CatDV on and off but no luck. Curious if anyone knows why this is occurring. I know that 7D's "timecode" is just time of day timecode.

Thanks guys.





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Rolf Howarth
Re: 7D "Timecode"
on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:37:59 pm

Check the file in CatDV using the Media/File Info command. Does it have a timecode track? If so, both CatDV and FCP would use that. If not, then I'd expect FCP to show 0:00:00:00 and CatDV to use the time of day (according to the Rec Date/Camera Clock field) if you have the import option "Use time of day timecode" enabled in CatDV's preferences. One possibility might be that Log & Transfer is also reading the camera clock but is applying daylight savings correction.



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Eric Strand
Re: 7D "Timecode"
on Aug 21, 2012 at 2:14:25 pm

Rolf, the files do not have a timecode track. FCP does show 0:00:00:00 if I drag the file from the drive into FCP, in which case it wouldn't be referencing the THM file.

The "Use time of day timecode" option is checked; I have tried unchecking it but it still read the TC at 23:15:15.

That's an interesting thought about applying daylight savings correction. I'll investigate into that further.


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Rolf Howarth
Re: 7D "Timecode"
on Aug 21, 2012 at 5:57:36 pm

Unchecking the time of day timecode won't alter clips that you've already imported, it will only affect clips you import into CatDV subsequently.



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Eric Strand
Re: 7D "Timecode"
on Aug 21, 2012 at 6:32:44 pm

Right, I was bringing them in before and after I unchecked the box.


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