Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Source timecode, part of After Effects CS5.5: New Creative Techniques.
After Effects received a much requested overhaul in the way to handle source…footage timecode in CS5.5.…I've opened up Project 26a, color management input Profiles from my Creating…Motion Graphics book, mainly because it has a variety of media.…It has some RED footage.…It has some DV footage in addition to normal QuickTime movies.…In the past, After Effects just assumed everybody started at time zero.…That's changed now.…I'm going to press the Tilde key to expand the Project panel to take up my whole display.…As this is an older project, I'm not seeing anything new yet, but if I just…right-click on any column header, I can now pick Media Start, and Media End, and Tape Name.…
When I pick Media Start, it defaults to this right column but I can drag column…wherever I want them to be, and now you'll see the RED footage and the DV…footage has maintained its source timecode.…Particularly interesting is it even maintained the semicolons for the drop frame…timecode that DV used and the normal colons for the non-drop timecode that the…
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