Premiere CS5.5 - I'm editing a large project with 10 hours of interview clips captured in HDV. Some of the clips are mysteriously resetting the source timecode to all zeros. I need access to the original source timecodes for editing. I've been on tech support twice with no solution. The HDV deck I'm using is a Sony HVR-M10U. In the Capture settings this deck happens to not be in the list for device types. I am able to capture the video and the timecode was once originally there in the project window, but for some reason days later they disappear. This is a recently installed system (Windows 7, HPZ400 tower)...we have 2 HD projects and one SD project loaded so far. The SD project does not experience this problem...all the source timecode remains normal in that project.
I have not fixed it. It seems to be hit and miss with our projects -
sometimes within the same projects. It's been frustrating and I've kind of
given up trying to find the cure. I've learned to just live with the quirks
of this system. If you find out what the issue is for your footage, I would
like to hear from you.
- Joe B.
@nasty: Different issue. Last time I checked, Canon 5D/7D don't have timecode (I hear that the 5D Mk3 now does). There's a whole slew of videos where people do dual system sound workflows & use TC generators to embed a master TC track on one of the audio channels on the camera.