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1277 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2009 9:37 PM by Jeff Zacharias
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2009 2:57 PM (in response to Jeff Zacharias)Just so we're clear, Compressor is reading the timecode correctly, you just want to adjust the existing value? If that is correct, then I'm afraid you're out of luck, as Compressor reads the embedded timecode track.
You best bet, I think, is to open the QT export from FCP in QT Pro by pressing Command-J then deleting the timecode track. Well, at least in theory.3.0 Ghz 8-Core Mac Pro (2007) / 2.5 Ghz 15" MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6), Final Cut Studio 2.0.5; 16GB iPod Touch; 40GB TV
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2009 3:25 PM (in response to hanumang)Yes, this is correct. I was just trying to save myself from having to adjust timecodes in 70 chapter marker files, or from leaving in video at the beginning that I don't want just to keep the chapter markers in the correct place.
I tried what you suggested in QT Pro but I don't see the embedded timecode track anywhere, in any type of file I open. Unless it's the first item listed which QTwon't let me delete.iMac Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2009 4:17 PM (in response to Jeff Zacharias)When you press Command-J, you should get a Properties window like the one shown here. At least when I export from FCP using File > Export > QuickTime Movie using Current Settings, that's what I always get.
And, in theory at least, deleting (or at least disabling) the Timecode track should force Compressor to start your encode at 0:00:00:00.
But you're not seeing that Timecode Track?3.0 Ghz 8-Core Mac Pro (2007) / 2.5 Ghz 15" MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6), Final Cut Studio 2.0.5; 16GB iPod Touch; 40GB TV
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2009 9:37 PM (in response to hanumang)Nope. I opened 20+ movies, some that I created, some that I converted, some that I bought from the iTunes Music Store and not one of them had a timecode track. I see video, sound, text, closed caption, etc., but no timecode tracks.
However, I was going straight into Compressor and not using Final Cut Pro so I decided to bring my movie into Final Cut Pro first. I was able to adjust the timecode to 0 in Final Cut Pro and then export to Compressor. In Compressor I read the chapter marker file and everything works the way I want it to. It did seem to export quite a bit slower though.iMac Aluminum, Mac OS X (10.5.5)