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.
To the OP question:
- Select all your clips you like to automate to timeline via timecode.
- right click on the selected in the bin and select 'Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence'
- Set the radio buttons from top down to:
- Check 'Create single multicam source sequence
- Choose your sequence preset
- Camera Names: Use Track Names or Clip Names
- If not unset by default:
- Track Assignments: none
- Unchecked: Ignore Hours
- Click Okay
- Right-click the multicam sequence in bin and 'open in timeline'
- Use sequenced clips to timecode
Have fun editing.
If you want the clips on a single timeline per camera then name all your clips the same, but be sure none have overlapping timecode media start. Happy Editing!
PS unrelated, it's very annoying that when typing in the reply box it scrolls to the top of the page so I can't see the reply box. And it stopped when typing this, hmm, shadow warriors watching? Thankfully the auto-recovered worked on the stuff i typed, that was cool.