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  • Mon, Dec 19 2011 10:10 PM

    • Paul Muzzin
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    Need help understanding timecode between the Timeline and Project Type

    I am new to Media Composer 6 (migrating from FCP) and I hit a small snag that I can't seem to figure out and can use some help understanding.

    I am working on a project in 720p/23.976. All my footage was transcoded from P2 cards to DNxHD 90x (for an offline). 


    In my source viewer the timecode displays the source @ 23.976. However, in my record viewer/timeline the timecode is displayed at: 29fps. Why would there be this descrepancy? It shouldn't be different should it? From my understanding shouldn't my framerate and timecode be set to 23.976 because of my format settings? I would appreciate any help you can offer in understanding this.


    Thank you.






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  • Tue, Dec 20 2011 3:31 AM In reply to

    Re: Need help understanding timecode between the Timeline and Project Type

    Hi Paul


    The TC info can be changed. In a 23.976 project types, for some reason Avid defaults to the 29.97 equivalent. Just click the TC data track and select which TC format you want.

    Avid allows you to track multiple TC formats, extremely useful when editing in 23.976 but may need to track 29.97 DF info for American TV broadcast.


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