Hmm... not following you. What "timecode media start" are you referring to? What is it you're trying to achieve (that might be an easier way to go about the question)?
Say I have a timecode in my clip. It starts are 30 seconds. How can I get premiere to insert my clip to the timeline at the 30 seconds mark(where the timecode of that clip begins). I was thinking something like:
"Right Click on clip" > "Insert at Timecode start"
Cant think why anyone would wish to place a source clip in a Program that matches the start time code of the source but whatever...its easy.
Basically...place the CTI ( Playback Head) at the point in the timeline (Program) where the time codes match. ie Source and Program
There are a number of ways of doing so.
Easiest maybe . Type in the matched TC to the timeline "TC Entry Box". This locates the CTI for what ever method you use to insert or overlay the clip.
Basically, I am doing video for an event and I want to sync the multiple cameras to the timeline. I cannot use audio sync because of cameras being in different locations.
Thereofore, I want to use the timecode to place the clips at real time of when the events occured. If clip A happened at 7 o clock, i want it to start playback on the timeline at 7 o clock. I know I can enter the timecode and jump the playback-line and then manually drag my clip into the timeline at that point, but this is definately more time consuming.
You can only do that as I posted . Its manual and not automated but its easy. ( Get the assistant editor to do it!)
ie Insert the clip to the CTI ( playback head) position.
You are using realtime "times"...so you will need to reset the sequence Start time time code to cover the realtime "times eg 07:15:00:00:00 (7:15)
Not much faster, but if you select a clip in a sequence and type in a timecode, e.g. your clip's start time, the clip will move to that time.
Do it like this:
- Make the Info panel visible.
- Add all your clips to a sequence, one after another, in chronological order.
- Click the fly-out menu in the Timeline Panel, select "Start Time," and specify a time that matches the first frame of your first clip.
- Go to the in point of the last clip in the sequence, and select the clip.
- While viewing the Info panel, type in the timecode that is displayed for the frame of that clip; this will cause that clip to jump to that timecode in the sequence.
- Repeat for each additional clip.
Instead of the Info panel, you could also apply the Timecode effect with "Media" set as the Timecode Source; that way, you'll have a head's-up reference to the clip's current time.
Thanks for the tips, guys. This can at least make it a bit faster.
Shooternz, I actually did set the start timecode already.
Well, many thanks for your time guys. Have a great one.
Is there a hot key for the following: I have a clip on the timeline already and then i type in the timecode and press a hotkey to move currently selected clip on the timeline, to the edit line?
How 'bout Ctrl+X followed by Ctrl+V?
Ah yeah, that's it. GOod stuff man!
Sometimes it's the simple things...
You can also use the bracket keys to change the in point and out point of a layer.
[ moves the start point to the time marker.
] moves the end point of the layer to the time marker.
opt|alt [ does not move the layer in time but only sets the layer's In Point.
opt|alt ] does not move the layer in time but only sets the layer's Out Point.