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Bernard La Rue
Cpissible to ceate new clips with time code from Dslr and non-tc sound?
on May 3, 2017 at 4:40:36 pm

FCP 7
Footage recorded on multiple dslr cameras. Sound is non-timecode from a zoom.
If I sync up all my angles with the zoom audio as full takes before doing any editing, is there a way to creat new clips with timecode burned into the footage and the sound? I want to then start editing and be able to sync sound later in pro tools importing the new sound clips of full takes with timecode printed.

Thanks!


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Nick Meyers
Re: Possible to ceate new clips with time code from DSLR and non-tc sound?
on May 3, 2017 at 11:47:19 pm
Last Edited By Nick Meyers on May 3, 2017 at 11:48:03 pm

1st of you'd need to convert your DSLR footage to ProRes (H264 wont work well in FCP at all)
then its easy to assign TC to the video clips

you open the clip into the viewer, and goto Modify Menu > Timecode
if you are doing a lot of this, create a shortcut for it.

assigning TC to audio is trickier, and generally doesn't work, as the simpler audio formats like AIFF and WAV don't hold it
BWAV does, but I'm not sure how you'd convert to that format (maybe Wave Agent, but I'm not sure)
you can export audio from an FCP timeline as an audio only QuickTime Movie, and that can hold TC,
but ProTools might not read it.

i'm not sure Audio TC so essential for your workflow, but then I'm not exactly sure what you want to achieve

i'm thinking that when say "Burnt in" you don't actually want the TC burnt in to the image,
but rather written into the file.
is that correct?


nick


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Nick Meyers
Re: Possible to ceate new clips with time code from DSLR and non-tc sound?
on May 3, 2017 at 11:50:26 pm

if you log and transfer the DSLR files, then you might get TC that relates to the time-stamp of the files.
not sure, it's years since i did that.


nick


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Shane Ross
Re: Possible to ceate new clips with time code from DSLR and non-tc sound?
on May 4, 2017 at 12:49:43 am

Then you bring in the ProRes files...and the audio...look for the sync point, like a slate clap (if you are lucky)...or door slams...something with a hit. And mark IN points on the Video, and the audio, and then MERGE CLIPS. This will make a NEW clip with the picture and audio tied.

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Bernard La Rue
Re: Cpissible to ceate new clips with time code from Dslr and non-tc sound?
on May 4, 2017 at 1:13:27 am

Let be more clear. Yes, all files are apple pro res. The objective is to easily import the audio into pro tools and sun to picticure instead of creating heads and tails in fcp and exporting. So I'm asking if I can line up my video tracks and separate audio (all without tc) and create new files so the video tracks and audio now have tc


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Nick Meyers
Re: Possible to ceate new clips with time code from DSLR and non-tc sound?
on May 4, 2017 at 5:37:28 am
Last Edited By Nick Meyers on May 4, 2017 at 5:37:55 am

well then i guess i mostly answered this in the first reply.

although I'm still not sure what you're trying achieve... you want to sync multiple video and audio files in ProTools... why?

anyway as i said you can easily write TC into aProRes file, it should have a TC track already, you just have to write a custom TC

if it doesn't have a TC track (if the fields are not accessible in the Modify Timecode window.
then you either:
1.click on the Source TC check box in the Modify Timecode window.
2. in the brewer, find the reel column and write in a reel#
you can do one clip, then select all, and right click in the reel column that new reel# and chose to apply it to all the clips,
so this can be faster, if your;e OK about all reels being the same.

but as i say this might not work with your audio.
you'd have to test it.

OR as said export the audio as a QuickTime movie, audio only

but then why not export your synced clips from FCP as Quicktime movies with audio.
you can import them into ProTools
OR
sync your clips in FCP, and export the entire timeline as ONE Quicktime Movie.

or sync your clips in RESOLVE,
export an AAF, and open it in ProTools.
might work, i don't know ?


nick


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