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Export clip with no video, just audio and keep timecode

Jan 6, 2014 7:35 PM

Tags: #pro #audio #premier #timecode

I'm having clips transcribed for a documentary film. There are many of them and my transcribers are using a program that can use the time code from video and audio files.

 

We are Dropboxing them so I want them to be just audio files, but I need the timecode to remain on the clips when I export the audio.

 

So far it strips it and all I get is duration.

 

The original clips are in .MTS format. They import into Premiere CC fine but when I export the audio the original timecode is gone.

 

The other option would be to compress the video and watermark it, but the timecode goes away when I do that too.

 
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    Jan 6, 2014 7:40 PM   in reply to mythster

    You could put black video over the audio and put the Timecode effect on it in a really large font. Then you could scale it down pretty small and still have the timecode showing.

     
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    Jan 6, 2014 10:15 PM   in reply to mythster

    Thinking out loud....

     

    I wonder if you could use an OMF ( or EDL) workflow to achieve what you want.

     

    Export an OMF from all clips on a single timeline...maybe...?????!!! ???

     

    That should be  (maybe) wavs or aiffs with t/code...maybe ???? !!! ???

     
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    Jan 6, 2014 10:24 PM   in reply to mythster

    I think I get it.

     

    You just want the files as small as possible. Right? That is why you just want the audio?

     

    Well, rather than do without the video completely, just reduce the bitrate to something horribly low, where the video is barely able to be seen. You want to export to a format that the program can deal with, like Quicktime. But where I might export at 25Mb/s, you might export at 1Mb/s. The video will look terrible. Well, so what? Who cares? Right?

     

    But it will have timecode.

     

    When their web page says that they can accept various audio formats, I don't think they mean audio by itself. They mean the audio within the video stream can be AIFF, WAV, AAC, and MP3 audio.

     
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    Jan 7, 2014 6:56 PM   in reply to mythster

    You can also just turn off the video tracks with the eyeball.

     
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    Jan 8, 2014 5:42 PM   in reply to mythster

    Correct, from the sequence.  But...isn't that how your exporting?  I don't know how else you got the black in there.

     
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    Jan 9, 2014 5:57 AM   in reply to mythster

    Well, that is certainly imaginative.

     

    Nice!

     
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    Jan 9, 2014 9:57 AM   in reply to mythster

    Ahhhhhh...clever.

     
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