I recorded interviews using a Canon XA10. I couldn't find a way to add a time code while recording. Is there a way for me to do it now? The camera outputs to a series of MTS videos, each being around 2 gig. I have an older version of Premiere that can't open MTS files. I need them to remain HD, and have a time code. What's the easiest way to do that?
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What kind of time code?
Did you mean burnt in timecode (an overlay) ?
Which time codes? sequence timecodes? or time of recoring timecodes ?
Easiest way is probably DVMP Pro , but there are free alternative depending on exactly what you want to do
I'm not sure which kind the editor wants. What are the free alternatives? I'm going to provide him with both the original files and the time coded files, in case it's not what he wants.
If you're sending it off to another editor, send him the entire folder structure. The metadata is in there, and he can take care of it. This is important for file spanning and seamless joins without glitches
If you want running timecode of sequence, the editor can do that with any editing software (all of them will allow you to overlay timecode). I would leave it to the editor. But , the free option is to use avisynth and showsmpte() . There is a bit of a learning curve to get started with avisynth
If you want time of day timecode , free option is avchd2srt . It's a commandline utility , but there are some GUI's later on in the thread. It generates srt subs, which you can leave as soft subs, or hardcode them as burnt in timecode
I would clarify what he wants, but either way you need to send the entire folder contents, not just clips
Thanks. I assumed he could add the time code himself. (I can with my software.) I'm sure he will figure it all out.