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  • Brian J. Smith

    January 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    The strange part is that compressor is seeing the correct timecode. And Final Cut X also sees that info. I wish I knew more about the inner workings of the way AME transcodes the footage.

    If Compressor sees the correct TC info, is there perhaps a way to know what Compressor looks at vs FCP?

    Someone on the Adobe forums suggested we use Premiere (in this case not an option) though it would solve our issues.

    Hopefully Bouke has an idea or two on this and may know what part of the AME encoded file inside QT Premiere is looking at and can translate it to TC that FCP can read.

    While still to be resolved, I’m glad someone else is getting the same results.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    January 27, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    [Brian J. Smith] “If Compressor sees the correct TC info, is there perhaps a way to know what Compressor looks at vs FCP?”

    It must be stored in some blackbox QT metadata somewhere, but it’s not showing up in the true “timecode” track. Doesn’t show up in AUX TC.

    I don’t know enough about it either.

    You might want to contact Digital Rebellion as well. Smart folks over there, and point them to this thread.

    By the way, Modify Timecode works for me in FCP. You would have to add the reel too.

    Jeremy

    [Brian J. Smith] “Someone on the Adobe forums suggested we use Premiere (in this case not an option) though it would solve our issues.”

    Well, I wonder if Premiere will somehow write the correct information in to the QT files. That would help a lot. Not sure if it will do that, though.

  • Bouke Vahl

    January 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Well,
    I’ve added an option to QTchange to refresh the TC track.
    (it takes the found start time and reelname, and writes a fresh tc track based on that, with the choosen FPS, so make sure that matches!)

    Let me know if this fixes things.

    Bouke

    https://www.videotoolshed.com/
    smart tools for video pros

  • Brian J. Smith

    January 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Jeremy, thanks for suggesting Digital Rebellion. They came up with a modification to their already amazing Pro Media Tools that did the trick. I cannot thank Jon enough for his quick work and generosity in solving this one for us.

    https://www.digitalrebellion.com/contact.html if you are interested in their fix and/or more about their other products.

  • Jeremy Garchow

    January 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Sweet, Brian. Glad they got you sorted. Jon Chappell does a great job.

    Jeremy

  • Kevin Monahan

    January 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    This doesn’t sound right. I’ll forward this post to the AME team. Thanks for reporting on it and thanks to Jon for the fix.

    Kevin Monahan
    Sr. Content and Community Lead
    Adobe After Effects
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    Adobe Systems, Inc.
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  • Jon Chappell

    January 31, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Kevin, I’d be happy to send you or another Adobe employee the technical details if that would help.

    My software:
    Pro Maintenance Tools – Tools to keep Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro running smoothly and fix problems when they arise
    Pro Media Tools – Edit QuickTime chapters and metdata, detect gamma shifts, edit markers, watch renders and more
    More tools…

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