3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 3, 2008 9:53 AM by (fallenturtle)

    Help: How to reference timecode of source video on main timeline?

      Sorry, terrible subject title, didn't know how to better describe my issue.

      Basically I think Premiere is punishing me for not pre-planning my editing better.

      Basically was given a long video clip, about 1.5hrs in length. The final video is suppose to be this same clip, but with segments in the middle edited out. The parts to be edited out are based on the times in the source video, so I went through the source video and marked using markers where all the parts I needed to cut out were. I've done that so now I have my timelime with all the edited clips in place.

      But now I need to add some still images at specific points in the video. The problem is that all those points are time stamped based on the source video, not the time code of the final video.

      I was hoping I could just go back and erase all the markers I put in for the edit points and add new markers to reflect where each image should come in, but the problem is that new markers added to the source video don't appear on their respective clips in the time line once placed.

      So how the heck can I figure out where to put the images in the final video? Do I have to layout the whole video again?!

      Seems like it would be a really nice feature if I could see the source timecode for clips after they've been placed. :/

      Any thoughts?
        • 1. Re: Help: How to reference timecode of source video on main timeline?
          akribie Level 2
          One way is to apply the timecode effect to your timeline clips, set it to media, and read off the source timecode in the program monitor as you move along the timeline.

          When you're done, remove or disable the effect for all the clips.

          If you have finished the timeline editing, then a variation would be to nest the original sequence in a new one, apply timecode to the nested clip, and do it that way. Easier to remove the timecode effect, but your overlay images will shift if you re-edit the nested sequence.

          Since you don't say which version of PPro you have, it is possible that you don't have the timecode effect. If so, then you can use DVdate from http://www.dvdate.ru/en/dvrecdate.html instead.
          • 2. Re: Help: How to reference timecode of source video on main timeline?
            Stan Jones Adobe Community Professional & MVP
            I wrote the suggestion below, even though it seemed like it should be obvious, then went back and reread your question. I can't tell if you are a) asking for what I answer below, b) asking how to reference the edited timeline (which would be the timeline code), or c) how to add markers to an original clip opened in the project panel and have them appear in the timeline (you can't - but see below). So, I hope this helps....

            Double click a clip on the timeline. Look at the time code in the source window. Is that not the timecode you're looking for?

            Mark it there, and it will be available in the timeline. Once you split the original clip (and other subclips), the changes in the source window are only made to the clip instance you have opened in the source monitor. For your purpose, that should work fine. If you open a clip from the source monitor, it will have only the markers you placed when opened from the bin, not any you added when you opened clips from the timeline.

            And yes, the style of the forums means that we should all indicate our version of Premiere when asking a question, even if we think it may not matter
            • 3. Re: Help: How to reference timecode of source video on main timeline?
              Level 1
              I apologize for not stating the version I'm using. I'm using CS2 (3.2.0). It looks like both of your methods will be useful! Thanks!