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- Multicam is still limited to 4 tracks in CS5.
- Depends on the source:
- XDCAM HD should work;
- so should XDCAM EX (provided you maintained the card folder structure, ie there's a sidecar BIM file that contains the data, so if you ripped out the .mp4 & are using it standalone, then the info is missing, your bad);
- I believe that AVCHD is a no go (no hooks currently to pull any TC from that file type);
- For HDV, if you capture HDV with Premiere, the capture routine will embed a TC marker in the MPEG data so that Premiere can recapture; if it's an imported transport stream, there is code to do a transport stream packet scan to sniff out any SMPTE timecode. Not having messed with an MRC1, I'm not sure what the transcoded file contains. If you can somehow post a small sample stream, I can run it through the paces.
Wil, thanks for the insight (even though it wasn't the answer I was hoping for). It appears from other users on other forums that Edius can manage to detect and import the timecode from the MRC's m2t files, so I guess the programs just think differently somehow.
All my clips are always an hour or more long, so let me see if I can create and post a small one for you to look at. Would ten seconds of bars be sufficient? Again, thanks for the insight.
John, thanks for the links and your efforts to help, but I think maybe you shouldn't assume everyone who posts a question is lazy or stupid and hasn't read the documentation; I've made this mistaken assuption in the forums I moderate and have been chided for it. I always take care now to make sure any link I post goes directly to the specific answer to the question asked, not just the TOC, especially if it's for an inappropriate program (Encore? AE? Timecode import has nothing to do with either of them), so it doesn't look like I didn't read the question or am snarkily saying "RTFM.' Even when someone asks a really dumb/obvious camcorder question, I specify the exact page on which they will find their answer, by either linking directly to it or citing the actual page number.
In this case, the timecode issue isn't explained anywhere in the CS5 user guide, just as it wasn't for CS3 and CS4. (Obviously the multicam question was there, and my bad for not getting that one on my own.)
But thanks anyway for at least responding. Don't let my minuscule post count fool you; I've been around here for a while but the new forum software completely wiped out my identity. If only life worked that way...
Thanks for your offer to take a look at the transferred m2t files. The Attach File option seems to be disabled on the forums, and anyway even 10 sec of HDV is about 30 megs. Is there a way I can get these files to you? I have three: one captured from tape, one simply copied from card, and one transferred using the Sony utility. They were recorded simultaneously in the Z5 recording to both tape and card. DVMP Pro reveals the correct timecode is indeed on the transferred files (Free Run/Time of Day [12:15:00 PDT]) but both transferred clips show TC starting at 00;00;00;00 in Premiere, while the clip captured from tape does show the actual correct timecode.
Thanks again for your help.
Sent a PM to your email...
Thanks. Files have been uploaded.
And can now confirm that the 5.0.2 update fixes this.
Thanks again, Wil.
Likewise, thanks for helping me get to the bottom of this