I don't understand still. How can it be grayed out on mine. I cannot even access the "Timecode" tab in the MODIFY settings.
How would I check and change it from read only? And why would my files be read only...
In bridge, it says my video XMP is set to READ ONLY. So I cannot change xmp meta data I assume?
Well maybe that's why I have no option to modify timecode of a clip. I am assuming is because XMP is read only. How can I change XMP to be able to be written on to? Ugh. Even if premire just had a built in meta data for timecode to keep track of things.
Wait... Now i go to bridge and see Supports XMP: YES
And in bridge, if I right click a clip>File Info>Video Data, I see Start Time code which does NOT give me the option to edit ! FAIL
Open Windows Explorer, navigate to your video files folder, select all items, right-click > Properties.
Uncheck "Read Only" and apply changes.
Now when you reopen your project Timecode option will be enabled.
I forgot to mention that I looked at that option in windows explorer. It was not set to Read only. It was unchecked, so that can't be it.
Make sure the clip is not already on a timeline, you can only adjust timecode or audio channel mapping when the clip is not on a timeline.
I'm almost certain it was not on the timeline, but when I'm off work, I will try it again. I will let you know how that turns out.
If not, ADOBE PLEASE READ THIS THREAD AND GIVE UPDATE!!
I have found that my GH2 .mts clips (which does not record any timecode) do not allow for timecode modification. Convert the clips into mpeg (in media encoder) and try again.
There is an option (I believe in the PPro preferences....Edit > Preferences) that lets you designate whether or not to allow timecode to be added to clips. I can't check right now, and it's not something I've ever had to do, but your question seems to match this particular feature.
Check in the preferences...maybe under the Media section.