Do you need to send an edl to someone for conforming or grading?
I have no idea what is causing the 9 frame offset, but unless you
are needing to send an edl to someone, it seems a moot point.
And, with RedCine in your timecode workflow, it's a bit difficult to
determine exactly where things went wrong.
...our project is destined for TV, but it is going to be presented as a complete episode. It will be sold as a complete series. Would the broadcasters still need the specific timecodes...
The source timecode of your original media clips is only important
if you need it for reference in situations like described above.
Once your episodes are edited, the broadcasters will have no use
for an edl of your program.
That is possibly the best, and worst reply I have received yet! (For me of course - nothing against your reply! )
Its great, because it means I dont really need to worry about EDL or timecode, as we are running the project in house, end to end. We are editing and everything here, so it is in one system only.
Its bad, becuase I am wondering (the more I read up about EDL and Timecode) if we still dont actually need it here. Say either something goes horribly wrong with a rendered clip, or worse, the broadcasters request a specific change, or even worse, a piece of footage (other than the original, which we will of course back up in several places ((one fo these days...)) and store offsite) goes corrupt and we need the re-extract the correct selection from the original. How would we know to get the correct piece without the timecode?
To add my own possible answer - If we are doing all the work, from shoot to deliver, and we save the various projects in the various applications every step of the way, if we do lose some footage, I guess we can just replace the footage within, lets say - Premier's project, and the edits and cuts should still remain intact.
Is this correct?
We had a consultant come in to give us some advice, and he was extremely adamant about the importance of timecode, edgecode, absolute timecode etc. It was that day, that I first started getting really worried!
as for the RedCineX being in the mix, as a test, I will take a footage file directly to Premier and see if the timecode stays right. Ill update after the tests (busy with a large Mocha track, so it will be a while still....
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...if we do lose some footage, I guess we can just replace the footage within, lets say - Premier's project, and the edits and cuts should still remain intact.
Is this correct?
Not only is that correct, it is the best way to do it.
We had a consultant come in to give us some advice, and he was extremely adamant about the importance of timecode, edgecode, absolute timecode etc
I'll bet that guy was 60 years old or above.
Timecode used to be much more important
in the days before non-linear editing.
...And here I thought I was being silly and over simplifying everything
Thanks for the confirmation.