I have a client who wants to view all their raw footage. It was digitized in 2007 from HDCAM 1080i to 10 Bit uncomp.. Now they want go back and be able to view all 12hrs of raw with a a Timecode window burn to be able to view at their leisure at home on a desktop. I arranged the footage onto 6 sequences nested one, applied TC filter and exported as a 1280 x 720 h.264 (to make a manageable file size) and it wants 12 hours to render?! Any other workflow to accomplish same needs?
If you can have both sides use a QuickTime Player to view your files, then you could use something like QT Sync to insert a timecode "text" track into the file, which takes zero seconds to do since it is rendered within the QuickTime Player application. Try it out (it's free and fairly intuitive).