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Alexandre Brandt
drop frame video and timecode display
on Mar 18, 2012 at 12:51:45 am

Hello all,

I have logged and transferred AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes 422(HQ). The format shows me 23.98 for the time code. My sequence is at 23.98. I noticed that my timecodes shows with hh:mm:ss:frame with a colon for "non drop frame" format and not a semicolon for drop frame formats which is the case for this 23.98 am I right ? Is there something I'm doing wrong ?

Thanks for your attention.


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: drop frame video and timecode display
on Mar 18, 2012 at 4:42:45 pm

AFAIK, the behavior you're seeing is normal... just as long as the frame rate is reported right, which, in your case it seems to be, you don't have a problem.

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John Christie
Re: drop frame video and timecode display
on Mar 18, 2012 at 5:40:25 pm

People often confuse frame rate with drop frame, assuming that 23.98 is drop frame and 24 is non drop frame. FCP doesn't provide 23.98 drop frame as a time code option. This isn't an issue unless you're formatting your shows for broadcast.

I once heard someone at a user group meeting say that he never shot drop frame because the pictures looked "stuttery" from all the dropped frames :)


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Alexandre Brandt
Re: drop frame video and timecode display
on Mar 18, 2012 at 8:43:45 pm

ok


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Eric Keto
Re: drop frame video and timecode display
on Apr 1, 2015 at 6:21:04 pm

Hey John, I'm having the very problem you're referencing here, any idea what I should do if I am formatting my edit for broadcast? https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/344/36575#36599


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