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  • Burning in timecode and filename for dailies

  • Angelo Lorenzo

    October 13, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I’ve seen this asked before in this and the Premiere forum since there is no mechanism to burn in both timecode and the filename into dailies for clients. I wrote a little After Effects expression for those who burn all their dailies in one continuous video.

    1. Import all your footage.
    2. Select all of your footage in your bin and drag it onto the New Comp icon.
    3. Select “Sequence Layers” with overlap turned off. This will layout each piece of video one after the other.
    4. Create a new blank text layer as layer #1
    5. Add this expression to the text layer’s “Source Text”:

    if(thisComp.layer(i).inPoint <= time && thisComp.layer(i).outPoint >= time){
    text.sourceText = thisComp.layer(i).name +" -- "+ timeToCurrentFormat(thisComp.layer(i).sourceTime());

    6. Adjust the size, position and color of your text layer to taste.
    7. Render out and send to your client.

    I’d suggest saving this as an expression effect that you can drag onto text layers as needed.

    – Angelo Lorenzo
    https://FilmsFor.Us Sell your film and connect with your audience

  • Roland R. Kahlenberg

    October 15, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Thanks for sharing this Angelo.


    Intensive AE & Mocha Training in Singapore and Malaysia.

  • Frederic Lumiere

    October 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm


    Thank you!

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