In this example, the imbedded timecode is using a TCR format of hh:mm:ss;ff,
h: hours, m: minutes, s: seconds, f: frame number.
Select "Frames" for the "High Precision" option, located under Settings->Time Code Format.
Selecting Milliseconds in the "High Precision" section will enable choosing a Decimal Separator for the pasted timecode.
The Decimal Separtor can be a Comma, Point, Colon, or Semicolon. Milliseconds will add
3 digits to the right of the decimal separator. A sample will be displayed in the "Sample" section.
Selecting Frames in the "High Precision" section will enable choosing a Decimal Separator and the Framerate for the pasted timecode.
The Framerates available are: 24, 25, 29.97 (Drop Frame), 30, 48, 50, 59.94 (Drop Frame), and 60.
Choose the framerate with which the imbedded (burnt-in) timecode is encoded.
A sample will be displayed in the "Sample" section.
The "Time Code Sychronization" section in the SyncScribe main window will show that Precision is set to "Frames"
Then click "close" to close the Time Code Format window once the desired options are selected.
Next Enter either the difference in seconds between embedded value and actual playing position
(if you can do the math), OR
simply the embedded value in
hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds/frames separated by colons.
For example, here we have a video:
with a burnt-in time code using 29.97 fps
paused at 00:01:01.192 (the plugin shows "01:00" since its display is lagging).
an imbedded TCR showing "14:09:06;10". Meaning 14 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds, and 10th Frame.
So we go ahead and type 14:09:06:10 into the field and click save.
SyncScribe will then automatically calculate the difference between 14:09:06;10 and 00:01:01.192 (which is 50,885.141 seconds) for you.
This is reflected in the "Progress Display" area where the video position 00:01:01.192
is now synchronized to the embedded TCR value 14:09:06;10.
Thus using shortcut keys such as F9 or F1 will now result in "14:09:06:10" pasted instead of "00:01:01.192".
- Here we have the F1 key bound to "Instructor:" and F2 bound to "Dancer1:"
- Also, Prepend to Name option is set to "Time Code and Tab Key".
Thus hitting the F1 and F2 keys will result in automatically inserting the text:
- [Time Code] [Tab key] Instructor1:
- [Time Code] [Tab key] Dancer1:
respectively into a document (like below).
*NOTE 1: For the calculation above, frame 10 is estimated to be the 10th frame of 29.97 Frames/Second which equals to approximately 0.3336 seconds.
*NOTE 2: When a Drop Frame format (29.97 or 59.94 fps) is selected,
there is an inherent drift (error) in the timecode which corrects itself every 10 minutes due to the drop frame format.
This is properly taken into account and corrected for by SyncScribe.
*NOTE 3: SyncScribe estimates synchronization values based on user input and the real-time clock of the media player.
However, due to the nature of the calculation, frame values may be off by a couple frames due to the the limitation of the precision and where
a particular video is paused during the synchronization process.
*NOTE 5: Unfortunately, if a particular video has a burnt-in timecode which is
incorrectly imbedded (e.g. encoded at the wrong framerate),
Syncscribe's Timecode Synchronization will not be able to fix the synchronization issue.
The real-time position of the video will continually drift and deviate from the burnt-in timecode.
In this case, the source video will either need to be re-encoded correctly or the timecode will need to be