Jump to content


Photo

Apple Compressor - Not Preserving Source Timecode


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Elliot Rudmann

Elliot Rudmann
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 208 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago

Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:11 PM

Not sure if any other people have been experiencing this issue, but every time I convert a quicktime file through Compressor that has embedded source timecode (like RED quicktimes made from their native R3D files), Compressor offsets the timecode.

ie. Start-in timecode of original (correct) quicktime file: 05:22:19:08
Start in timecode of converted file exported out of Compressor (incorrect): 05:22:00:00 !!!

This is with compressor settings using 100% of source resolution and frame rate! No other weird custom settings. When you preview the clip in Compressor it also shows incorrect in-out source timecode.

In some cases, the offset hasn't been as extreme as the example I showed. With RED files (converting prores to different formats), it's often 1-2 frames off. I am using Compressor version 3.0.5 on Apple OSX 10.5.8 w/ 2x 2.66ghz dual-core intel xeon tower CPU. The same problem persists on other Apple computers with different specs, which makes me think this is probably a very serious bug in the program. Using Quicktime Pro doesn't work because when you export from it, it doesn't even preserve the source timecode (it just deletes it). If anyone has any suggestions or solutions (perhaps manually setting source timecode?), I'd GREATLY appreciate it. Thank you so much.

Elliot
  • 0


Visual Products

Opal

FJS International, LLC

Aerial Filmworks

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Abel Cine

Metropolis Post

The Slider

CineLab

Ritter Battery

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Technodolly

Wooden Camera

CineTape

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Willys Widgets

Broadcast Solutions Inc

rebotnix Technologies

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Technodolly

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC

Opal

Aerial Filmworks

Wooden Camera

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

CineTape

Willys Widgets

Tai Audio

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

Abel Cine

CineLab

FJS International, LLC

Visual Products