timecode to patchtime

DanieleCiabba's picture

There's a way to translate the movie timecode in movie patchtime?

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cybero's picture
Re: timecode to patchtime

drop frame or non drop frame ?

you've got to be talking one or the other I'd have thought, or else you might as well just calculate based upon number of frames and movie duration, e.g 899 frames in 29 seconds.

wouldn't it simply be possible to derive a fairly accurate 'fake' of the timecode using simple maths, given the movie's duration and fps?

still that won't give you the kind of control you might be seeking.

no movie importer / loader patches cover this turf directly.

It's QTKit - hopefully not telling you something you already know about. See also TimeCode Explained. Seems like a patch only solution.

Hope that helps, after a fashion.

kimba23's picture
Re: timecode to patchtime

I am interested on this as well. Y just compiled the QTkittimecode thing, and i can put a timecode in a movie, I will look into how to synchronize this with a protools output, will repord if any progress...

cybero's picture
Re: timecode to patchtime

BTW, I don't think you get the kind of slight destruction of movie layout proportions that the QT code sample app produces, when making a timecoded Quick Time Export from Final Cut or Premiere, [ not possible from iMovie ].

DanieleCiabba's picture
Re: timecode to patchtime

yea...this is my problem....