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  • Setting timecode in Davinci

    Posted by Tim Neighbors on October 7, 2023 at 12:27 am

    I often receive timecoded client feedback notes on a long video, and because some edits have since been made, the timecode goes off from where it was when those notes were left. In Vegas Video, I can right click above the timeline at any given point and change the timecode at that point to match what the old timecode was at that point in the video and the project’s starting timecode changes accordingly …so all of the following notes will be back in time until I hit the next point where an edit happened, at which time I can change the timecode again to match what the original timecode was at THAT point in the video. It seems that, in Davinci, I can only set the timeline’s starting timecode, so I would have to do some math each time I want to change the timecode. Is there a way in Davinci to essentially say “at this point in the timeline, the timecode should be xx:xx:xx:xx”?

    Glenn Sakatch replied 7 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Tom Morton

    October 8, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    This is what frame.io is built for – ever since I’ve used it it’s simplified the way I work and get feedback on videos. I use it on Premiere Pro but there’s a Davinci plugin too, even without the plugin it makes things easier.

    Another trick is to work backwards on timeline edits, so after each edit, the timeline before it is unchanged so you can go to the original timecode still. But frame.io is the way to go, I use it professionally and have got away with the free version so far.

  • Glenn Sakatch

    October 14, 2023 at 3:22 pm

    my workflow has always been to add a marker at each change request point of the version of the timeline the changes are directed towards. In other words, you go through the entire change list, adding markers, before you do any of the changes. Then, duplicate the timeline (always do changes to a duplicate timeline) and your markers will remain in the original position as the timecode naturally changes based on what you do to the timeline.

    I currently use Kollaborate for client review, and can import the notes into either Resolve or Avid, where they again show up a markers, before I do any of the changes.

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