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Anatoly Ivanov
Reset start timecode of clip in Library?
on Mar 21, 2015 at 8:51:33 pm

Hi,

Is there any way to reset the start (and hence, the end) timecode of a clip (video or audio) inside the Library?

For example (as in the image), set 02:10:08:12 to 00:00:00:00?



Haven't found an interface for that (the field is not editable). Maybe a SQLite edit?

Thanks!

ANATOLY IVANOV / FILM / PHOTOGRAPHY / DESIGN / PROSE
http://www.anatolyivanov.com/


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Bret Williams
Re: Reset start timecode of clip in Library?
on Mar 21, 2015 at 10:53:01 pm

FCP legacy had this option. Why would you want to set it to zero? If you're looking to just see a counter you can just drag out a range and it will show a duration, which is almost as good as a counter.


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Noah Kadner
Re: Reset start timecode of clip in Library?
on Mar 22, 2015 at 12:35:28 am

Definitely don't go mucking with the database in the finder- could have nasty unintended consequences. I believe what you want to do is set AUX timecode- that's not something FCPX does. The timecode embedded in the QT is what it shows. Of course you can always add a generator on a timeline and make it whatever TC you want.

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Doug Metz
Re: Reset start timecode of clip in Library?
on Mar 26, 2015 at 7:19:36 pm

You could, alternatively, remove the clip from your library and 'brute force' your way to 00:00:00 by deleting the timecode track from the file directly in QT Pro... not that you should, necessarily, but it would get you there.



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Anatoly Ivanov
Re: Reset start timecode of clip in Library?
on Mar 30, 2015 at 2:23:52 pm

Oh wow! Bret, Noah and Doug, my apologies, haven’t noticed your replies.

All Creative Cow notifications went into Spam. I’ve since added a new Sieve rule.

So, the problem I have is I got handed an FCP X project, semi pre-cut (just the selects with sound synced in), but, someone must have had a problem with timecode settings (maybe in-camera) during the shoot -- the Canon C300 files have nothing to do with reality. Or, it might have happened during the MXF ingest.

I also recall having seen similar issues with super-simple .wav files from Zoom recorders (arbitrary timecode shift when ingested by FCP X).

Hence my question.

Nothing fatal. It just gets on my nerves when I Shift+F to the library and see the values. Or when I need to reference a precise range (make notes).

I’ll maybe try resetting elsewhere as Doug suggests. Maybe in After Effects or Resolve, when we get there.

I fear FCP X keeps the meta-data separate, though. So when I replace the file, the timecode won’t be fed from the .mov but from the SQLite.

Thanks guys!

(yeah, it was easier in pre-X!! argh!)

ANATOLY IVANOV / FILM / PHOTOGRAPHY / DESIGN / PROSE
http://www.anatolyivanov.com/


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