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  • Sat, Jul 16 2011 12:06 PM

    • haukez
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    Timecode "N/A" from Quicktime Files?!

    I wanted to transcode Quicktimes with Metafuze which where AVCHD Streams (.mts) rewrapped in .mov (via ClickWarp). The Quicktimeplayer sees the Timecode - but Metafuze List in its TC Columns "Timecode N/A".

    What could cause this?

    Strangely the TC has a ";" before the Framescounter, instead of a ":" linke in other Quicktimes. The Material is 1080p25 shot with Sony Nex-FS100. So it should be simple 25p timcode, right?.

    How else could I bring in that Material into Avid along with its TC? ALE? I know QTchange and Metafuze which could generate ALE from Quicktimes. But does that bring me any further?

     

    Thanks in adavance for any suggestions!

     

  • Sat, Jul 16 2011 2:14 PM In reply to

    • TCurren
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    Re: Timecode "N/A" from Quicktime Files?!

    The ";" means drop frame timecode. ":" means non drop.

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  • Mon, Jul 18 2011 6:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Timecode "N/A" from Quicktime Files?!

    But this is 25p in which case SMPTE timecode DF/NDF would not apply. Does AMA in Media Composer 5 work for you?

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  • Mon, Jul 18 2011 6:21 PM In reply to

    • TCurren
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    Re: Timecode "N/A" from Quicktime Files?!

    Haven't tried it in MC, only Symphony. It does work there.

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  • Mon, Jul 18 2011 7:08 PM In reply to

    • haukez
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    Re: Timecode "N/A" from Quicktime Files?!

    Interesting. ; : Thanks.

    Could have MetaFuze import  an ALE - File of my Quicktimes with it's TCs??? (so i could have generated one with Metacheater or QTChange)

    Yes.- Media Composer does import these Files fine along with its TC.  And it seems after the Import to be regular ND-25p Timecode with ":" as a Seperator inside MC. With AMA and classic import also. Sadly I have to drop MetaFuze because of that TC Problem and go for the old classic import because with AMA-to-DNxHD transcoded media I could not export Reference-Quicktimes anymore wich is a real loss. QT Reference Exports are so helpful, I hope Avid won't forget more of it's core benefits. but that's another story.

    BTW: Another strange observations (but maybe better for the MC Forums?):

    I could have imported the original (unwrapped) .mts Files, but:

    1.) the Timecode of the .mts is one Frame shiftet against those from the rewrapped .mov ! (not that big Deal, but strange)

    2.) the Levels of the .mts-Import seems to be ALWAYS pushed over 16, regardless if I selected "RGB Levels 0-255" or "709 Levels 16-235" in the Import Dialog. Its seems to push the Black Level even higher than necessary resulting in a really weak looking image.

    Conversion Speed AVCHD to DNxHD36, classic Import: 5 or 3,5 times Realtime /mac mini 2.2Ghz C2D or MBP 2,5Ghz C2D = I needed around 40 hours for 10 Hours of footage. when I Use these both machines.

     

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