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  • Timecode and Metadata question

     Andrew Kimery updated 11 years ago 3 Members · 6 Posts
  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 22, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Given that the big positive story is meant to be all about how metadata has changed eveything, why can’t I see the timecode (or any other useful data other than keywords) of my source clips in the Event library?

    Or am I missing something?

    Any ideas?

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Doh! It’s all hidden away on list view. At least start and end and duration plus creation date are – no evidence for frame rate, audio sample rate, etc. though.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • gary adcock

    June 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Given that the big positive story is meant to be all about how metadata has changed eveything, why can’t I see the timecode (or any other useful data other than keywords) of my source clips in the Event library?

    Also useful is the Info palette, it carries all of the info you are looking for.

    gary adcock
    Studio37

    Post and Production Workflow Consultant
    Production and Post Stereographer
    Chicago, IL

    https://blogs.creativecow.net/24640

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    [gary adcock]
    Also useful is the Info palette, it carries all of the info you are looking for.”

    Yes, it does, but it’s in an odd place I can’t help feeling. Call me a Luddite but I would have liked to have it in the Event library where I’m organizing my material rather than in a separate tab. Maybe this will come later?

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Simon Ubsdell

    June 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    For anyone who’s interested in the answer to this question, as well as the info tab mentioned by Gary you can also configure the data columns in the Event browser (by control clicking in the column’s tab and choosing your options) so that you can see pretty much anything you want – exactly as you could in FCP7. I like to use the deeper metadata to contrast and compare clips especially for frame rate and frame size and make sure I can see what’s going on so this is very useful. I note though that pixel aspect ratio is not included yet.

    Simon Ubsdell
    Director/Editor/Writer
    http://www.tokyo-uk.com

  • Andrew Kimery

    June 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for the tips Gary and Simon.

    -Andrew

    3.2GHz 8-core, FCP 6.0.4, 10.5.5
    Blackmagic Multibridge Eclipse (6.8.1)

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