Latest post Fri, Sep 12 2014 8:38 PM by Mark Spano. 2 replies.
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  • Tue, Sep 9 2014 11:33 PM

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    Drop Frame Duration count

    Hey guys, I'm working on Avid 6.0.3.4 on a mac, and I'm working on a 23.976/1080p project. I have sequences that I need to lock to time in Dropframe, and I'd love to see the dropframe duration in my bin "Duration" column, instead of non-drop duration. I tried to go into the sequence report and change the : to ; and apply changes, but it's not working. I apply changes and it just goes right back to : Anyone know why?

  • Wed, Sep 10 2014 5:35 AM In reply to

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    Re: Drop Frame Duration count

    1080p/23.98 is only non-drop frame.  1080i/2997 can be drop or non-drop frame.    

    I have an iPad app called TimecodeCalculator from Kinema Digital  that can calculate durations for different frame rates, drop or non drop.  

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  • Fri, Sep 12 2014 8:38 PM In reply to

    Re: Drop Frame Duration count

    While there is no "DFTC" in 23.976p, you can at least set up your TimeCode Viewer to show you what the 30 DFTC equivalent is. This is what I have in my 23.976p projects by default, and is a huge timesaver. Note: in order for it to be accurate, your sequence start TC should be 00:00:00:00. Then the 30 DFTC number will show clock time accurately, and you can cut your spot/show/feature to time.

    There's no way to show this in the bin, unfortunately.

    Mac OS X 10.9.5, MC/Symphony v8.4.2, Nitris DX, AJA ioExpress Sony HDCAM-SR SRW-5500 Panasonic AJ-3700HD D5 etc. [view my complete system specs]
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