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  • Phantom Camera Timecodes

    Posted by Glenn Sakatch on February 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Circling back on this issue, that i come across everytime i get phantom camera .cine clips.

    I’ve tried testing the Glue Tools plugin, but i can’t get proper timecode out of the Phantom clips. Every clip starts at the same 9 hour timecode. I’m not sure where it is getting that data from, but the clips all show different timecode in Resolve. Would love to work directly with the clips in Avid, but cant with this issue.

    Anyone using this plug in succesfully?
    Is there two sets of timecode in Phantom footage, and I’m missing a switch somewhere?


    Glenn Sakatch replied 6 years ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Michael Phillips

    February 13, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Can you send me 5 sequential frames to test with? Send to me via or to michael[at]24p[dot]com


  • Michael Phillips

    February 14, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Circling back on this one for others in case they are in the same boat – the trial version of the GlueTools Phantom CIne AMA plug-in has several limitations to it:

    • Reads Phantom Cine files with a Water Mark (a Red Bar through the image),
    • Timecode is Fixed to 24 fps in the demo version,
    • Timecode time is Fixed to 09:09:09:00.

    It would be more useful to put different restrictions on a demo plug-in to ensure it is metadata accurate in different project types and recording rates. Something like only the first 10 second will play, etc. Depends on what the AMA architecture allows.


  • Glenn Sakatch

    February 15, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Yes, its a shame to so strictly restrict a demo version, when it really makes it almost impossible to test your workflows with it. (As if that huge red bar across the screen wasn’t enough)

    For a 200 dollar plug in (230 ish in Canada), I kinda need to do a proper test with it.

    For now, i’ll stick with transcodes through Resolve for free.


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