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Maia FahlExport timecode source
by on Jun 26, 2012 at 8:06:34 am

Hi guys I have an issue regarding timecodesource when rendering a .mov from AE.

I have recieved a lot of shaky clips filmed with a DV camcorder that needs to be stabilized in after effects. After stabilizing i wish to export/render the clips to a .mov and batch import them to Final cut pro. Therefore I need the original timecode in each clip so I dont have to insert them all manually back in place.
Ive searched everywhere for this but I can only find threads that explains how to make burned in visual TC but thats not what I want.

Anyone know of some way to do this? Thanks in advance.

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Jason BrownRe: Export timecode source
by on Jun 26, 2012 at 1:58:03 pm

I think you can use Quicktime 7 to do this.

If you look at clip properties, you'll see that you have video track / audio tracks / and on your source you'll have timecode track.

Just copy it from the source clip and paste it to the rendered file.


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Walter SoykaRe: Export timecode source
by on Jun 26, 2012 at 5:08:02 pm

After Effects CS5.5 and higher has support for source timecode.

Dragging a footage item onto the new comp button in the bottom of the project panel will create a new comp with the same starting timecode as the footage itself.

(This feature can be overridden to create comps that always start at zero in Project Settings > Time Display Style > Timecode > Footage Start Time.)

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