Burn Time Code

Posted by Mike Gaglio 
Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 11:52AM
My gear-

Power mac 9.1 PC G5 3.0
1 cpu
1.8 Ghz
4 gig ram
600 mhz
OS- 10-4-11

Final Cut Studio 2


My question- Any way to burn and output the time code across a project "way bigger" so my old eyes can see it from my comfortable rocking chair as I pic shots to use between feedings?

Thank you good friends!
Re: Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 02:38PM
you can use the timecode reader filter - which may be realtime on your system.

Look into Digital Heaven's BigTime...
[www.digital-heaven.co.uk]

Or Final Cut Studio 3 upgrade has a big timecode viewer now - but since you're on a G5, it is not officially supported...

Best of luck,

CHL

Chi-Ho Lee
Film & Television Editor
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Instructor
Re: Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 04:26PM
Thanks,
can I aslo ask, where I find the " timecode reader filter"?

Using FCS version 2 FCP 5.06
Re: Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 04:28PM
Effects - Video Filters - Video - Timecode Reader.


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Re: Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 04:28PM
Effects tab>Video Filters>Video>Timecode Reader

If it's not real time, then it'll be a huge render. It'd look into Big Time for $50. It ain't bad.

CHL

Chi-Ho Lee
Film & Television Editor
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Instructor
Re: Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 04:35PM
Cool. Thanks. Very much.
Big Time says it wont output to a DVD which I need to send to the producer for shot picking.
Re: Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 04:38PM
oh, I didn't realize you meant to output for DVD - ok, no way to do that except to render via FCP or Compressor via timecode filter but since you're on a solo G5, you won't get compressor benefits.

Apply timecode filter inside FCP and render away then.

CHL

Chi-Ho Lee
Film & Television Editor
Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Instructor
Re: Burn Time Code
August 20, 2009 04:42PM
Wow- it looks great so far!
Might just work fine!
Thank you, my friends!
Re: Burn Time Code
August 21, 2009 01:13AM
one thing that could help with render times:

if you already have a rendered timeline,
simply export that as a QuickTime movie, same settings,
(good case for exporting as a non-self contained)
bring the export back in and apply the TC filter to that.

saves a lot of re-rendering.


cheers,
nick
Re: Burn Time Code
August 21, 2009 02:09PM
Thanks Nick. I think that is my solution!
Re: Burn Time Code
August 21, 2009 02:49PM
Not so fast. A QuickTime export will not have the timecode on the original clips. If you just want timeline timecode, you'll be fine, but it will be practically useless if you need shot selects from the original media.


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