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Old July 8th, 2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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Checking tape timecode on captured clips.

I'm trying to view my tape timecode in the project media/trimmer in Vegas and I can't quite find how to do it. Anyone know?
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Old July 8th, 2006, 02:03 PM   #2
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Open the clip in the trimmer.

If you need to burn timecode into the picture, use the timecode filter at the *mediaFX* level. It works at the mediaFX level only, not at the event level.

Rightclick the clip/event to see both options.
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Old July 8th, 2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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I don't want to burn the timecode onto the picture; I want to view the timecode that was originally on the tape.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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Anyone has the answer to this?
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Old December 29th, 2006, 02:38 PM   #5
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to display source timecode on the timeline thumbnails:

Options | Preferences | Video | Show source frame numbers on event thumbnails as: | Timecode

Then, zoom in to the timeline as desired.

However, be aware that Vegas does not recognize source timecode from all HDV camera manufacturer formats. In this case, every event on the timeline will start at "0:00".

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I've seen good source timecode in vegas from all dv footage, from Sony HVR-Z1U, and some modes of JVC HD-100.

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Old December 29th, 2006, 11:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion. But, it does start from 0:00. Also, it does not show the actual date when the video was recorded. I guess it does not work with HV10. Too bad, it's not as simple as jpeg which we can view all these in EXIF info.

I have 2 questions.

1) Is the original recording date and time embedded in .m2t files? (I have a HV10)
2) If so, any tool or utility can extract that info from .m2t?

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Old December 29th, 2006, 11:34 PM   #7
 
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Jason, if you view T/C from the Media Pool as previously suggested, the HV10 does embed the T/C in the stream, i'm looking at footage from the HV10 in Vegas 7c right now. You'll see original T/C, but not the date/timestamp, of course.

http://www.codeproject.com/cs/media/...m_analyzer.asp will let you view the timestamp, but not sure how it might help your workflow.
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Old December 30th, 2006, 02:35 AM   #8
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capture date

i usually just see capture date. But I rarely use timecode to sync anything. That is what a flash or loud noise are for. Seems easy for me at least.

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Old December 30th, 2006, 10:59 AM   #9
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Dale -

Not sure if you're using SD or HD(V), but two tools which can help with this for SD (avi files) are:

http://dts8888.com/vDTS/vdts.htm - this will parse a SD AVI file and create a new avi file with date/time stamp info embedded onto the video with many different options

scenalizer live - http://www.scenalyzer.com/ - if you capture with this, you can see the date/time in the file as it's being captured, again, SD DV format required

not sure how / whether these tools will be upgraded for HDV, but may be worth knowing about

hope this helps..
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