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Rafael August
Timecode Break Warn After Capture?
on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:06:01 pm

Hello everyone,

In my user preferences, if I select warn after capture in the timecode break drop down menu and have abort capture unchecked will this come back to bite me in the ass?

I'm up-converting files right now and encountering breaks in the middle of interviews on my beta and DV Cam tapes?

Thanks,

Rafael


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Timecode Break Warn After Capture?
on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:30:46 pm

It will bite you in the tail if you edit the program with the files, and then have to recapture because you lost a drive or you deleted media and have to rebuild it again down the line... all timecode in the files past the first break will not be what's on the tape... it's just continued on from where the break happens. So in the recapture, the edits made in sequences show up with the wrong material in them etc..

If you're getting tc breaks it's either because they are actually there, or the tape is damaged in some way (used tape is not a good thing to use at all for example). Or the videotape machine/camera is in need of maintenance, and it's reading the TC track not spot on etc.. or the camera that shot the material didn't lay down a strong timecode track... there's a lot of things there to troubleshoot...

If it's the tape though, a digital copy might fix you up. Dubbing the tape through Firewire or SDI will not cost you anything quality wise.

Jerry

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Rafael August
Re: Timecode Break Warn After Capture?
on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:52:17 pm

Thank you very much for the info Jerry.

Rafael


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Jack Johnson
Re: Timecode Break Warn After Capture?
on Mar 16, 2011 at 1:41:38 am

I've been using the same method of capture. I'm taking the HDCAM in full resolution. I'm wondering if I'll see problems when sending my sequences to Color. Any experience there?


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: Timecode Break Warn After Capture?
on Mar 16, 2011 at 2:31:47 am

No, the only real problems show up when you try to recapture a project when the timecode associated with the first capture was actually wrong...

But it is a real problem if you need to recapture for whatever reason. Color will just access those same files... So shouldn't have a problem with files that don't really contain matching timecode with the camera masters.

Jerry

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