I have searched and searched and found no answer on forums anywhere for this issue. I am making the switch from FCP7 to Premier Pro CC and I have several audio files that are all clearly Drop Frame but when I import them (no matter which of the methods I tried) they all come into the project as "Non-Drop Frame" which of course makes it impossible to match up the timecode of these audio files to my drop frame video files.
I have already attempted "modify time code" but it does not return the timecode to its source DF. It "appears" to be drop fram i.e. the semi-colon preceeding the frames as opposed to the non-drop colon preceeding the frames, however, when I line it up on my timeline, the video files are drop frame but the audio files remain non drop frame.
This appears to be a bug but again I haven't used Premier since version 4 about 11 years ago. Does anyone have any suggestions for an import setting I might be missing or a workaround for this issue?
Thanks in advance for your help
Have you checked this in the update that went live today? It includes a fix for a bug in this neighborhood.
For a little more info, see my post #5 in this thread: http://forums.adobe.com/message/5782882#5782882
We installed 7.1 this morning and it appears to have fixed the problem for the most part which is awesome. However, I still can't seem to find the setting that allows me to see audio timecode in HH:MM:SS:FF - it only offers "miliseconds" or "audio units" neither of which match video frame to frame as FCP7 and AVID allow it to do. Can anyone point me to the setting that allows me to audio timecode ending in frames?
Again, thanks for the help, most of the issue is fixed as I now have drop frame timecode to drop frame video in everything else except frames.
Thanks for the suggestion Peter, I took a look at AuxTC reader but it doesn't appear to fit the bill for us. Still, looks like great software for syncing TC after the fact but not quite a fix for this particular issue.
Sounds like you have the monitor set to Show Audio Time Units. If you deselect that option in the monitor's flyout menu, then you should see hh:mm:ss:ff, with the option to show Feet + Frames or just Frames.
Yes...good clarification point. I am showing :FF in the lower corner of the window, however I am editing across multiple audio sources at the same time and since there isn't a "timecode overlay" in the sense that FCP7 offered - which shows all audio and video TC in one spot - I have to workaround by using the "info" window which accomplishes the same thing except without the "overlay". This I don't mind at all as in FCP7 I was forever toggling it on and off when I needed to see detail in the lower third of the canvas window. Now in Premier Pro CC I can just place the info window with all timecodes in an unobtrusive position and I'm good.
However, all audio timecodes are showing either "units" or "milliseconds" and the setting to change this only offers those two choices to select. So essentially, I have video with :FF but audio with either :AU or :MS making it extremely difficult to frame sync when needed. I can open the audio file in the source window and read the TC in the lower left, but I really don't want to keep doing that for 10 separate tracks each time I need to sync. I just thought I would check to see if the audio could be displayed in "frames" within the info window to emulate the "timecode overlay" of FCP7.
Ah, okay. Thanks for the clarification.
Have you checked out the Monitor Overlay feature that's new to 7.1? I'm only passingly familiar with it, and I know nothing of FCP's overlay feature. But you might find it of interest. Glancing at it just now, I don't see a way to switch how audio timecode is displayed.
I encourage you to submit a feature request to allow audio timecode to be displayed in frames.