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Ron Thompson
TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 3:35:10 pm

TODAY I just discovered that I can playback a realtime TC window from FCP!!! Am I an idiot??? Or was this in the recent upgrade and I just missed it? For years I've been using the TC Generator filter in FCP. Today I ran a TC burn from a QT file, but forgot to turn off the TC option in the AJA control panel. I launch FCP, and what do you know, the TC window is chasing my timeline!! This has been a source of discussion here for a while, just thought I'd share. Thanks AJA!!!

First the Giants win the Superbowl, now this!!! :)

Feel free to trash me if I've been missing out for months!! Bob, you go first!! LOL

Ron

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 4:03:51 pm

I won't trash ya, but it's been there for a while. It was there before timecode was officially supported in Quicktime. Nice huh?

Jeremy


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Ron Thompson
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 5:08:21 pm

Thanks Jeremy...I definitely missed it. I knew you could get TC from the QT file, but I MISSED this little FCP feature! What a time saver!

RIOT Productions
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Jim Blokland
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 6:01:40 pm

Definitely cool feature. But mine seems to add 2 HOURS to the hour mark -- but only when playing. During pause, the code is accurate. Anyone else get this? Or is there a setting somewhere I'm missing?

BTW, this is on a 720p 23.98 timeline with DVC PRO HD material.

Thanks in advance.

Best, JIM.

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 7:20:42 pm

Check the "use QT Timecode" box.


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Jim Blokland
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 8:10:48 pm

Hi Gary:

Yes, I've got the Use QT Timecode box checked, and the input set to RP188 LTC (if that matters). I should also mention that I'm using a Kona 2 with the latest greatest driver set, and I'm using Quicktime 7.3 with Tiger 10.4.11 and FCP 6.0.2.

Still doesn't work properly when playing.

Any other ideas?

Best, JIM.

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gary adcock
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 6:00:47 pm

[Ron Thompson] "ODAY I just discovered that I can playback a realtime TC window from FCP!!! Am I an idiot??? Or was this in the recent upgrade and I just missed it?"

No comment....

it has been hidden since the 3.1 driver I think.
did you note that you can generate TC, use the QT code or change the TK burn in to show alternate frame rates ( rates from 24 - 60 fps are available)

guess what- there is a pref panel that can be accessed also....

the DS Keying function can be used to show a bug onscreen, as stills or motion...

gary adcock
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Jim Blokland
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 6:05:35 pm

Okay, I spoke too soon. Now when I play, it just flips to an arbitrary code...not sure what's going on...

Doesn't seem to matter what settings I use on the Control Panel...

Best, JIM.

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Ron Thompson
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 8, 2008 at 6:59:13 pm

[gary adcock] "it has been hidden since the 3.1 driver I think.
did you note that you can generate TC, use the QT code or change the TK burn in to show alternate frame rates ( rates from 24 - 60 fps are available)

guess what- there is a pref panel that can be accessed also....

the DS Keying function can be used to show a bug onscreen, as stills or motion...
"


HAHAHA...wisenheimer! Yes I knew every and anything about the preference panel other than the fact that TC works with FCP!

Now that I know this, yes, I just discovered the alternate frame rate output which is cool. Thanks





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Ron Thompson
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 9, 2008 at 1:48:21 am

Now that I've over used this feature today (LOL....and a producer today said, wow! timecode, great!!) A follow up question is, can this signal be sent down a RS422 line?? or is it only a video output? Sadly I returned my rental too fast and couldn't check.

Thanks

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Jeremy Garchow
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 9, 2008 at 3:31:44 am

AS in send that to the deck for sequence timecode? I doubt it. I can check tomorrow. Have to do the ole tc match up manually I'd guess.

Jeremy


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Ron Thompson
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Feb 9, 2008 at 5:30:35 am

Thanks jeremy.

RIOT Productions
G5, Kona LH, FCS2, CalDigit


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Christopher S. Johnson
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Mar 1, 2008 at 12:43:51 am

Right. This is almost useless and only shows arbitrary timecode until you pause. It does NOT read the Quicktime or Sequence timecode until paused.

Oh well.

-Christopher



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Ramona Howard
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Mar 1, 2008 at 1:01:52 am

It isn't the AJA board. We are getting burn-in timecode via the board in RaveHD while playing or paused. We can pass a variety of timecode options, i.e embedded, absolute or LTC (which is via the LTC board in RaveHD).

Cheers,
Ramona



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Jim Blokland
Re: TC window from AJA Card!!! Did I miss this??
on Mar 1, 2008 at 12:31:28 pm

Hi guys:

So am I to understand that this feature works for some people but not for all? If so, any hints as to making it work for me? : > )

Best, JIM.

OSX.4.10
Dual 2.7 G5
3.5 GB RAM
Radeon X800 XT
Kona 2 / K-Box
Seritek 1.5 TB RAID
AVID XPRESS PRO/MOJO


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