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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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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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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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ffmpeg -c copy vs -copyts vs -copytb etc & similar options? What's the overlap, differences, significances, pros cons, how, why & when TO/ NOT TO use?

ffmpeg -c copy vs -copyts vs -copytb etc & similar options? What's the overlap, differences, significances, pros cons, how, why & when TO or NOT TO use? ---------------------------- I am new ...
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Setting timecode in Premiere Pro by using file creation date of clips

I have filmed a small rock concert with 4 cameras. One of the cameras was filming short sequences (about 3 mins Clips), then paused for a few minutes and than resumed. Now it is quite a lot of work ...
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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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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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Comparing FFProbe to WavAgentBeta

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 the ...
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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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Fastest way to add a timestamp to a video

Is there any script or application that would add a timestamp to a video (avi or mov)? Does for example mencoder support this function ? I'm using it to join avi files together. I would be happy for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

Ok, so using the overlay filter, one can change the x/y location of a video over time by using the "t" variable. For example, overlay=x='if(gte(t,2), -w+(t-2)*20, NAN)':y=0 can be used to ...
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How to burn timestamp onto video?

I want to burn timestamp from the video meta data on to the video. I'm having great difficulty in finding a good tool that does that. Is there a video editing tool out there that allows timestamp ...
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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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Why is my Time Ruler in After Effects displaying seconds like this?

I know that Cmd clicking on the time stamp in the left corner alternates between frames and seconds, but why are my seconds displayed like this? every other screen of the app I've seen with other ...
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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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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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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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Adding a sport watch timer

I'm looking for a way to display a timer to measure things happening during the movie, a swimming event for example. Can I add a timer that will start once the race is started and displaying in MM:...
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Adding a time stamp to a video

Anyone know of a program that will add a visible date and time stamp to a video file? Preferably, I can just put in the start time of the video and it will just keep incrementing the time as the video ...
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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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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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Why does all timecode start at 1 hour? (01:00:00:00)

Is there a reason timecode in Final Cut 7 and timecode in Pro Tools starts at the 1 hour mark? eg. 01:00:00:00? As opposed to all zeros? Some old broadcast standard that I don't know about?
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Fix timecode in merged vobs

I use mpeg streamclip to fix the timecodes in merged vobs. I would like a command line utility that does this without having to recode if possible.
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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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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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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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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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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, ...