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Jerry Jones
Timecode issues from camera to edit timeline
on Feb 27, 2017 at 11:12:28 am

I have a client who shot sevearl hours of footage on his new small compact Canon HD camera. (Do not have the model number, but hope to have it tomorrow.) It is being recorded on a 64 gig card.
ON HIS CAMERA he sees timeline perfectly, from start to finish. Thus he has given me his log sheets based on that timecode.
ON MY EDIT TIMELINE (FCP 7), when I import the file, it does not hold the timecode that he see's on his camera. Each clip begins at 00:00:00 (where his timecode runs continuously).

What am I doing wrong?
Is there a way to hold his timecode once imported into FCP?
Is there a setting on his camera to make this work properly?

In case it matters, I used Wondershare to convert his clips from AVCHD to the FCP 7 setting in Wondershare.

Needing a quick reply. Deadline project! ☺ THANKS MUCH.

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Blaise Douros
Re: Timecode issues from camera to edit timeline
on Feb 27, 2017 at 5:10:53 pm

Transcoding clips wipes out their timecode.


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Jerry Jones
Re: Timecode issues from camera to edit timeline
on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:45:19 pm

Thanks, Blaise. Most kind of you. I have now learned how to keep the timecode when importing into FCP 7 (using the Log and Transfer tool). Works quite well, once I figured it out.

This may just be my own ignorance. But is there a way to hold the original timecode on my timeline? (I can see it fine in the Viewer. But once I drop the clip onto the timeline, I lose the original code.)

Finally, if you've had any experience with FCP X, what is the equivalent steps to hold original timecode on import?

Thanks again.

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Blaise Douros
Re: Timecode issues from camera to edit timeline
on Mar 28, 2017 at 12:05:52 am

I'm afraid I'm many, many years out of practice with FCP7, and I'm a Premiere guy now, so I can't help you with X. I replied with the one piece of potentially useful information I had--hopefully it was helpful enough to get you started!

In Premiere, there's an effect that you can drop on the clips that allow you to see either sequence timecode or clip timecode. I genuinely don't remember if FCP works the same way.

A quick Google search reveals the following: https://larryjordan.com/articles/fcp-x-display-source-timecode/


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