time code

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by dino, Apr 25, 2005.

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    dino Guest

    How can I have the timecode from my source tapes appear in the time
    code window?
    dino, Apr 25, 2005
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    More information such as type of tape (VHS, 8mm., mininDV, BetaCam, etc.)
    and the NLE you're using is needed. Without that info, it's virtually
    impossible to give an answer.

    Mike Kujbida, Apr 25, 2005
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    Bill Fright Guest

    Go to your closest film house and buy a can of time code spray. You can
    usually use spray four monitors per can.
    Bill Fright, Apr 26, 2005
  4. Not enough information.

    tape format?
    computer OS & software? (if that is involved?)
    Richard Crowley, Apr 26, 2005
  5. We used to send our students down to the chemical storeroom to ask the
    storekeeper for a "long stand" or sometimes, a box of "benzene rings"


    Cheers - Neil
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Apr 26, 2005
  6. When I worked as a lineboy at the local airport many years ago, the 'ol
    gag was to send the new kid out for some "prop wash"...
    Rufus T. Firefly, Apr 26, 2005
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    David McCall Guest

    We used to send them out for the red handled cable stretcher :)

    Actually, this might have been a perfectly reasonable post. I thought
    he might have been asking about using an NLE where the current
    time on the shows up in a box on the interface, but he would like
    to find a way to see what the current time from the source video was.
    Especially if he came from a linear environment where the current time
    of the source deck and all of the other decks is displayed all of the time,
    as well as the in and out points of all of the edits. This is something I
    miss on some NLEs. It is important information especially when working
    from a paper cut. I used to be able to see the current time-code of the
    source material in Incite, but I don't know how to do it on the timeline in

    Or he may be wanting to have the source timecode show up in a window
    on the actual footage as he is editing (like you would see if you were
    from material with burned in time-code. I don't know how to do that with
    DV sources either.

    So, it could have been a very reasonable question. It was just lacking

    David McCall, Apr 26, 2005
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    Bill Fright Guest

    That's exactly why I went sarcastic. It was like he said "I saw this
    fish in the ocean and it had two eyes, so what kind was it?"
    Bill Fright, Apr 26, 2005
  9. I'm in the same boat as you. I found a way to do this using After Effects
    (it helps when getting corrections from the bride and groom. Also makes
    them not want to keep this copy for themselves.) but since I don't know if
    he's using AE (or even a computer) what do I suggest?

    Wish I could help,
    Tom P.
    Henry Padilla, Apr 26, 2005
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    kujfam Guest

    "...I don't know how to do it on the timeline in Vegas"

    Very easy to do David. When you first import your clip ( and before
    you drag it to the timeline), right click and select Media FX - Time
    Code. Then drag it to the timeline and the clip's timecode (as opposed
    to the project's) will be displayed.

    As far as the OP is concerned, Dino might want to look at a product
    called Visual DV Time Stamp at http://dts8888.com/vDTS/vdts.htm
    It's only $20 ($25 with email support) and, based on comments from
    other posters, it does what it claims.

    kujfam, Apr 26, 2005
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