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Jafar Abdal-Hamid
Adding Burnt-in TC to FCP sequennce
on Aug 31, 2010 at 4:07:34 pm

I am trying to add burnt-in Timecode on the Quicktime movie that I will export from an FCP sequence.

The issue I am facing: I need to make the burnt-in Timecode start at 02:00:00:00, as this is reel two. However, despite the Squetnce>Settings>Time Options route working fine and the Timecode on the sequence itself starts at 02:00:00:00, when I add the Timecode Reader Filter to the sequence, which has a single clip (not cuts), the burnt-in code on the screen seems to have 5 minutes extra added - it starts at 02:00:00:00, but somehow by the end of the sequence we are five minutes out.

I tried exporting the sequnce into a Quicktime movie, without a TC, then import the movie into a Sequence and then add the Timecode Reader filter. Still same issue.

The timecode reader seems to be OK, if I don't Squetnce>Settings>Time Options and chance to 01:00:00:00 to 02:00:00:00: but I need the sequence to have 02:00:00:00 as starting point.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Many thaks,

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walter biscardi
Re: Adding Burnt-in TC to FCP sequennce
on Aug 31, 2010 at 5:36:11 pm

Here's a tutorial that was just created by Shane Ross.

As for your TC going out of sync with the clips, sounds like a frame rate or Drop Frame / Non Drop Frame TC issue in the Sequence.

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Jafar Abdal-Hamid
Re: Adding Burnt-in TC to FCP sequennce
on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:42:41 am

Hello Walter,

Thank you for your reply and for the link to Shane's video.

I think I didn't explain completely what the issue was. Adding the Timecode reader, or generator, are not the issue here. It is the timecode's actual value.

I think the frame rate/drop rate etc is probably at issue here.

As to the Reel number not showing on the timecode, the solution I arrived at is to change the Timecode properties :Modify>Timecode.

All is well that ends well :-)

Thank you,

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