Go into the Preferences / Media and set Timecode to Use Media Source.
Set>Generate TC and set that parameter up.
Before I troubleshoot the issue, what is it that you wish to achieve by adding the TC effect to the first clip in your Timeline?
- If you need visual indication of sequence or source timecode, you can use overlays.
- If you need burned in TC for an export, you can use the Timecode "Effect" in the Export Settings Dialog box.
These days, I really don't have a use for the Timecode effect. It also adds overhead to sequence playback (note the red line after adding the effect).
I just need it for presentation purposes. The Timecode effect is simply not working how I want to. I'm new to Premiere and have no idea what some of this jargon is.
You applied the effect to a clip. It is showing you the TC from the clip.
Apply it to a Transparent Layer that covers the sequence / timeline duration and set the parameter by Generate.
It depends what you are wanting from the TC burn in.
ie. Clip TC or Sequence TC. (2 different things for different purposes)
Thank you all for your help.