I'm working on a project with a few dozen clips in an Adobe Premiere CS5 project. I'm adding the timecode effect to each clip, which will help when referring to my cameraman's notes.
Later, when the edit is done, I'll want to remove the visible timecode. I know I can do this one clip at a time.
Is there a way to remove timecode from ALL the clips at once? This could save some time.
Select all the clips, and right-click or go to Clip > Remove Effects. Be sure Video Effects is checked; hit OK.
Of course, it strips all other video filters, too. I'll have to make sure I drop the timecode before I do color correction.
Yes, that's the one consideration you have to make. If you don't need clip timecode, but rather just sequence timecode, the best bet is to create a transparent video clip on a track above all your other tracks, and add the Timecode effect to it. That way, it's a simple toggle on or off.
(That doesn't give you the timecode of individual shots, of course.)