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  • Timecode BWF Reader / display for IOS & android

    Posted by Christopher Lowden on September 6, 2021 at 9:30 am


    I am trying to find tablette / smartphone based timecode display for a music video that my son wants to shoot. I have a BWF file with the music & a timecode track and I figured that I would easily find an app that can output the audio and display the timecode on screen for syncing purposes.

    Yes, this is a poor man’s Digitslate. Digislate is great for large productions, but is over kill for this. As the track is only 3mins long, I figure that the device TC drift will not be significant enough to impact the sync, so an smartphone could do the trick.

    A quick look on the web shows a few digislate solutions for multicam etc, but I cannot find an app that has a timecode window and a simple BWF file player.

    Any thoughts are most welcome.

    Christopher Lowden replied 2 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Ty Ford

    September 6, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Hello Christopher and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.

    Final Cut Pro X has an overlay that shows time code of each clip placed on the time line. You just create a production, put clips on the timeline and drag and drop the time code element to the clips.


    Ty Ford

    Cow Audio Forum Leader

  • Christopher Lowden

    September 6, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    I had not thought of it like that.

    If I create a video file with the timecode as the picture and the soundtrack is the music, I suppose I have what I need. On top of being simple to do and reliable, most video players like VLC can play at sped up speeds, so I can quite easily do in-sync slow motion shots.

    Thank you very much


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