I'm considering Premiere CS5 for long form project that should start very soon. We'll be using couple of Canon HDSLRs, double system sound.
For workflow that we plan we'll need to have proper timecode and tape / reell name in h264 mov files. Adding that information (Time of Day timecode + tape name based on folder name) via QTchange is not an issue, and Quicktime, Avid MC and Final Cut Pro are reading information properly.
In Premiere CS5 tape name is OK while timecode is always off. For example if media start at 00:48:00:20 in Premiere is interpreted as 00:47:57:17....or 00:49:54:22 is 00:49:51:17, etc.
So, how is Premiere reading timecode from Quicktime file? Is there any way to solve this issue? Of course, modifying TC manualy is not an option this time.
Thank you in advance.
This a shot in the dark, but it almost looks like the difference between 30 & 29.97 FPS. I did not do the math though.
Just thinking here,
Sorry, I forgot to mention - we are shooting 1080 24p (23.976)
I did couple more tests.... QT timecode from from JVC HM700 is fine (for example), however if timecode is added later to the file via QTchange, MB Grinder or EOS E1 plugin - it is always off. Now this is even more confusing, if Premiere is reading Timecode track from quicktime file (as it is), how it can be different in some cases from all other applications (FCP, Avid MC, QT Player)?