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How to set TimeCode in a Quicktime movie ?

I would like to create a quicktime with a timecode. Is that possible ? 

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    Alan Trombla

    Hi Marc,

    At the moment RV will read and obey quicktime timecode in most cases, but RVIO cannot write quicktime timecode.  We'd like to add this ability, but the work is not scheduled at the moment.  Please feel free to let us know how important you think this feature is.

    Thanks,

    Alan

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    Marc Dubrois

    This would allow us to preserve the timecode throughout the production line and when we work closely with the assembly, it's very useful to have a timecode in quicktime to help automate downstream assembly.
    That's also very useful to produce a sequence of image and a low-def quicktime with the same timecode without having to frame burn.

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    Jim Hourihan

    Marc, we just added time code writing for DPX which will be out in 3.12.11. For quicktime, as Alan says above, we plan on doing it, but its not yet scheduled.

      -Jim

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    Marc Dubrois

    Thank you guys
    RV and RVIO are already great but we always want more :)


    Cheers,

    Marc

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    Frank Rueter

    totally agree with Marc. As sucky as quicktime is, if we could at least make it transport the timecode all the way through the pipeline, it would suck a tiny little bit less.

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    Hugh Macdonald
    I'd like to add a +1 to this request... I'm struging to find a way of adding a timecode track to a quicktime at the moment (via command line). I'm generating the quicktime using rvio, and the ability to write the timecode straight out of rvio would save me quite a bit of work...
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    Alan Trombla

    OK, looking at this again.  It might be possible to do something limited fairly quickly.  Would everyone here be happy with a libquicktime-only solution (that means it would be available only on Linux and Mac64 versions of rvio) ?

    Thanks,

    Alan

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    Hugh Macdonald

    Hi Alan,

     

    That sounds very cool if you can - we're looking at doing something at doing something here ourselves in the mean time (we need to be able to do this in the next 4 weeks, which I'm guessing might be a bit soon for you to have something released!)

    Personally, I'm fine with only Linux and OSX being supported, but that's a slightly selfish approach to it!

     

    Hugh

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    Marc Dubrois

    Hi Alan,

    We are on Windows64 :(

    I think, it's time for us to switch our OS :)



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    Alan Trombla

    @Marc: yeah, sorry, fighting with Apple Quicktim to get timecode output on win32 is not likely at the moment.  We do feel the lack of any movie support on win64 acutely, and have started a longterm project to provide that, but it's going to be several more months at least.  But if you can switch, I think our linux support is always going to be ahead of windows ...

    @Hugh: I'll tell you a secret: I'm paranoid about promising what I can't deliver, so I generally never say something like "It might be possible to do something limited fairly quickly" unless I'm actually half-way done with the project ;-)   In this case I think I have it all working now, so it'll appear in version 3.12.17, out next week.

    Cheers,

    Alan

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    Hugh Macdonald
    Hi Alan, That sounds amazing - I was going to get a developer here to start taking a look at writing a small command-line tool for this today, but I'll hold off on that for now, and see how it goes with 3.12.17 When I was investigating how to do this, the two options I found were either using libquicktime (OSX and Linux only) or using Apple's Quicktime libraries (I only needed this to work on OSX). I found this example code which I was going to go through, which might be useful to you: http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/QTKitTimeCode/index.html Anyway, thanks, and looking forward to seeing it! Hugh
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    Alan Trombla

    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to state for the record that RVIO 3.12.17 (released 6/27/2012)  supports writing timecode on Linux and Mac (64bit).  Full release notes here.

    Cheers,

    Alan

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    Heinz Hommel

    Hi Hugh

    if your issue is still relevant , you might use our new movieola pro or movieola play software to read and write timecode to a given movie. It is a Mac tool running on OS-X 10.6 and upwards. You can download a trial version even for setting timecode. 

    Software you find here www.movie-apps.de

    regards

    Heinz Hommel

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    Jon Morley

    To whom it may concern,

    The way to set the timecode in RV-6 is the following:

    rvio -o foo.mov foo.1001-1100.jpg -v -outparams timecode=1001 reelname=foo

    Using "reelname" is optional and the value for the "timecode" outparam can be specified as a frame number (as above) or in HH:MM:SS:FF format if preferred. You can find this in the "rvio -formats" output.

    Thanks,
    Jon

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