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The Timecode effect (effects>text>timecode) will add a timecode, but it's measured in HH:MM:SS:FF rather than milliseconds. You could do it with an expression by adding a text layer, and applying an expression to the Source Text property. Below is an expression that returns what you want. To apply it, alt-click on the stop watch for the text layers Source ...


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FFmpeg's drawtext filter can burn timecodes into frames. edit: I misread the docs before. I saw the timecode option to the filter, and missed seeing that there was a pts available for text expansion. See the edit history for the longer-and-less-useful answer. I eventually got around to trying it, and here's the command line I cobbled together from ...


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Video editing software usually DOES come with this ability. After Effects, Premiere, Vegas, etc, all support doing this very simply. Some of them add their own time code rather than time code from meta, so you may have to adjust the start point to match your actual time code, but the end result should still be the same. For example, in Premiere, the ...


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Various places I've worked have found different solutions. Some record the LTC from a broadcast video tape to an unused track. Some will reuse a track from an earlier project. The first is slow (1:1), and both are inflexible. Hardware TC generators are flexible, but it's still real-time creation. I offer a free 32-bit Windows utility that can generate an ...


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There is a tool for Sony Vegas Pro (not free) that can grab the recording metadata and burn it on the movie. Here


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Libav has the tool avconv, which allows you to do that with the video filter setpts=PTS-STARTPTS. I haven't tried this, but the following should do the trick for you: avconv -i in.vob -vf 'setpts=PTS-STARTPTS' -c:a copy -c:v copy out.vob For more information you can check out http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/man1/avconv.1.html


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I know this is a very old Q, but it should be pointed out that a 'negative timecode' makes no sense. The SMPTE frame before 00:00:00:00 is 23:59:59:29. The namespace for drop frame (and non-drop) codes is already well-defined -- no need to postulate negative values. If there are systems or programs that use this notation, they should be rethought.



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