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In which order do `-itsscale` and `-itsoffset` apply in my FFmpeg command?

I want to use both -itsscale and -itsoffset in my FFmpeg command, but couldn't find any information in the docs https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg.html or elsewhere, if the order, in which they're mentioned in ...
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Math formula for finding 'HH:MM:SS:MMM' Timecode given a number of frames and FPS?

I have been at this for a few days and while I have made progress I am stuck on the last bit, getting timecode to display as HH:MM:SS:MS rather than HH:MM:SS:FF. To do this I need a formula for the ...
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variable timestamps for audio samples in MP4

Consider the following ffprobe output for a MP4 file. This is an extraction of first 10 frames in the audio stream and its metadata. The audio stream has a sampling rate of 48000, and is encoded with ...
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ffmpeg: How to burn in the timecode from a stream's metadata

I have a timelapse video from a GoPro and want to overlay the time of the recording on the current frame. For instance, a frame taken at 9am might show 09:00. It seems like the drawtext filter is the ...
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Change Davinci Resolve Fusion timeline to 0

I have a long clip that I've cut down and now I am making changes in fusion. The timeline starts at the specific frame I cut it from (from my example, frames 984-1119). I Want the timeline to start at ...
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Export MOV timecode track as a text file with FFMPEG

I need to check a set of MOV files for broken timecode so I've been attempting to export the entire timecode track of an MOV file using FFMPEG. I've attempted this: ffmpeg -i [source] -map 0:d -c copy ...
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How can I get timecode start times and chapter names as plain text from a video which has chapter markers?

Source: Quicktime movie or MP4 container which has chapter markers. Intended output: Plain text for use in YouTube or similar services. Chapter start time code as (HH:)MM:SS at the beginning of the ...
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Copy timecode from SEI Picture Timing to MXF Timecode Stream with FFmpeg

I am receiving an HEVC encoded live stream that contains SMPTE 12-1 timecode in the SEI picture timing, as it is recommended in ITU-T Rec-H.265-202108 Annex D.3.3 Picture timing SEI message semantics....
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How to export source timecode and clip names as an overlay in Premiere?

I need to supply timecode, source timecode, and source filenames as an overlay for a colour grade. In Premiere, I have set up my Overlay settings as shown: Note the checked box "enable overlays ...
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Why do we still have difference between Media Time and SMPTE Time Code?

I'm implementing a web application which works with video sources with SMPTE time codes printed on it. Often the SMPTE and media time differs, my understanding of the reason based on what I have read ...
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is there a way to manipulate (pad, slice) a computed PTS timestamp within ffmpeg / drawtext?

I've been able to get most of the manipulations I want on various PTS/timestamp things.. except this one. I have a case where we have a running PTS that gets stamped via drawtext. I currently use ...
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ffmpeg or ffplay time index not matching with VLC

I am trying to trim many smaller videos out of one big video. I have watched the entire big video using VLC and noted the time index where each video stops and starts. Next, I use ffmpeg to trim each ...
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Blade Tool Stuck on Grid in Final Cut

In final cut pro x on catalina I have an audio clip and video clip on top of each other in the project. I am attempting to cut both at a specific point, corresponding to a transition in the song on ...
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How to change Timeline's output time from "Frames" to "Timecode" (Premiere Pro)

I was editing a video for a friend when I accidentally changed my Timeline's timestamps from "Timecode" to Frames" It has been really frustrating to figure out what second of footage I am on when ...
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Using both SMPTE and IRIG-B time codes

Is there a way to insert both SMPTE and IRIG-B time codes to a video file? I'm asking because I use video for experimental test purposes and having both allows me to track non-video signal along ...
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ffmpeg: Preserve timecode when converting mov to mp4

This seems simple enough. I want to do a basic conversion of a .mov file to a .mp4 file using ffmpeg. The hitch seems to be that I also need to preserve the timecode. I've looked at many posts from ...
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Editing/Changing Cluster Timecode Element in mkv files (Amazon Kinesis Video)

I've tried researching this very thoroughly, but have not come across a similar issue. To sum up my problem first, I'm sending 3 second .mkv clips into Amazon Kinesis Video. Then I pull back random ...
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Change the timecode with ffmpeg in the middle of the track?

I know you can change the timecode of a file with FFmpeg with the option –timecode. This modifies the whole timecode of the file starting from the -timecode added. Can you change the timecode with ...
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Capture original timecode with ffmpeg from decklink

I am trying to capture tape content via a BlackMagic Decklink Quad 2, using ffmpeg. I believe the timecode is passed on through the Decklink because when capturing manually with MediaExpres the ...
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Extract timecode per frame

I have 2 video clips and their start time differs in a few seconds, as in the first camera started recording at 13:20:35, and the second camera started the recording at 13:21:00. These cameras have a ...
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Reading aux timecode with Premiere Pro

I have a video clip with an audio track that has a recording of SMPTE linear timecode. I would like to apply a real timecode to the video, derived from this audio track so that I can more easily sync ...
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Comparing FFprobe to Wave Agent Beta

Wav Agent outputs the following when I drag the same file in, so the data has to be in the file somewhere, and I just don't know how to look for it: WavAgent: StartTC: 13:09:21:18 Now, FFmpeg with ...
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Adobe premiere Pro: timecode not synchronize

I trying to add a timecode to my video but the timer is not synchronise with the video time Settings: Any idea ?
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How does ffmpeg record -timecode in different file formats?

As a followup to Add timecode information to file ffmpeg documents the -timecode parameter: -timecode hh:mm:ssSEPff Specify Timecode for writing. SEP is ’:’ for non drop timecode and ’;’ (or ’.’) for ...
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Create a MXF media with a video and audio clip at specific timing compatible with Pro Tools

I have several media: one video file several audio files I would like to create a new MXF media with the video file and mixing the audio files at specific timestamp and tracks: Starting time of the ...
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ffmpeg timecode and -r

Following up on this question: ffmpeg drawtext timecode source framerate I want to change the frame rate of a file, scale it down and burn the timecode in one operation. ffmpeg -i in.mpg -r 24 -vf "...
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Is there a container format in ffmpeg that supports non-monotonous timestamps?

I have recorded over-the-air digital TV broadcasts from my own antenna. Due to reception blips, the MPEG-TS file can have corrupted packets, and thus corrupted timestamps, in the middle of a ...
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SDI loop through with LTC embedder

I was wondering if there’s a converter out there that would take a HD-SDI in, as well as a LTC in, and an SDI out. We currently have video feeds with no timecode embedded and was trying to loop ...
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How do I apply a timecode and then I speed up x4 a video with ffmpeg without losing quality?

I'm trying to create a .bat file for ffmpeg that: Applies a timecode overlay (e.g. 00:17:23:02) Speeds up the video x4 (but AFTER the timecode is applied) Doesn't "touch" the quality of the original ...
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How to copy timecode value from a video to clipboard on a mac

Is there any app that can copy timecode values to clipboard? I'm playing a video. I want to stop the video, press a keyboard shortcut, then go to a google doc and paste the timecode value (not a ...
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Problem setting first frame timecode using ffmpeg - timecode always different from requested for 59.94fps video

Edit: Found to be a small bug in FFmpeg. It should hopefully soon be patched. I'm having issues with setting the timecode for some .MXF files that I have. If I run the command: ffmpeg -i test.MXF -...
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How are frames in 59.94 drop-frame timecode dropped?

The pattern for dropping frames in 29.97 drop-frame SMPTE timecode is well documented (2 frames at every minute except when minute is a multiple of 10). I was wondering how it works with 59.94 fps ...
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How to use (or should I use) time code/user bit feature on Sony FDR-X3000 action cam

In the Sony FDR-X3000 action cam user manual, it says: About time code: Time code is a useful function for advanced image editing, which records hours/minutes/seconds/frames on the image data. About ...
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Audio/video sync puzzle

I filmed an event with two cameras and I need to sync the second camera footage with the audio of the first. This was a live event and I couldn't record sync aids like a clapper. I name my video files ...
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ffmpeg timecode added does not match the ones I can read in Premiere

I used this command to burn the timecode inside my video. While everything looked fine, when I open my video inside Premiere it seems that my timecode doesn't match. My fear is that the timecode ...
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Premiere .prproj file ticks drift by 1/1000 compared to timecodes

I am a programmer and am processing Adobe Premiere .prproj files. I read the contained XML data to figure out where a <Media> element's video file starts. I have a video that's been recorded ...
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Error decoding timecode using ffprobe

I'm using ffprobe to get timecode from an mxf which has DF timecode but with a non DF frame rate. I'm getting the error Drop frame is only allowed with 30000/1001 or 60000/1001 FPS. I'm running ...
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pause video with overlay ffmpeg

I'd like to overlay a png onto a video at a certain timestamp and have the video pause (loop) on that frame for X seconds with the overlay. What would be the best method to accomplish this?
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Video metadata: What is "Video delay" used for?

Recently, I'm forced to fiddle with a nasty little problem with videos that have some special metadata attributes, namely "delay" or "delay_relative_to_video". There's a software videoconferencing ...
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How can I remove the timer of the preview screen?

How can I remove timer from the lower center of the preview screen (circled in red) of adobe after effects?
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ffmpeg: preserve timecode when converting mp4 to mov

I have .mp4 files created by a Sony A7s camera. They're using the XAVC S codec. I'm converting them to .mov using the command below. The original files have a timecode but that is not present in the ...
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Reset timecode in source footage to 00:00:00

I have an MOV footage clip supplied by a freelancer that starts timecode at 11:48:09. It's a standalone clip that I don't need to retain that timecode for. Would be very useful to reset it to 00:00:...
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How is 29.97 timecode generated over a full day without frame errors?

A quick primer:American television was originally broadcast at 30 frames per second. In order to accommodate color information without losing backward-compatibility with B&W televisions, the ...
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Is 0.0036% time inaccuracy on a consumer-grade camcorder expected?

I did an experiment on our church's camcorder (Sony Handycam HDR-CX380) recently to test whether it was the source of a time inaccuracy between our video recordings and PC audio recordings of sermons (...
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Trying to sync audio in mpeg2 video whose video freezes first 8 seconds in playback

So I have a handful of old mpeg2 (.mpg) files with the following profiles as provided by ffmpeg (the timecodes on each are different): Stream #0:0(eng): Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (mp4v / ...
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Auto generate video clips using a CSV of times as markers from a single MPG video

I have an MPG video and a CSV of times. I am searching for a way to automatically generate clips from the video using those times. So at each time position a clip is generated with 10 seconds either ...
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Force Final Cut to use embedded timecode in preference to file creation time?

I have a series of clips from a GoPro that have embedded timecodes -- the media start/end fields show up correctly in the Info inspector. However, when the files were copied between filesystems, the ...
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Extract the frame (in image format) at exactly every minute (or second) from a video (by ffmpeg)

Motivation: I would like to seek the frame, then take high quality and exact time screenshots (images) from a video. The video is length is 00:48:43.71 and 23.98 fps (we can think it is 24 fps, isn't ...
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How to recover a video that has no time index?

I have a wmv video file that was recorded using widows media encoder. However, while recording, the computer lost power and the video is was not "completed". The video will play in most player, ...
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How to keyframe a crop in Premiere Pro CC

I am working on a school project, and it starts off with a 5 second count up that takes up the full screen. I am using the prebuilt insert timecode effect built into Premiere. What I have done is ...
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