So we did receive the option to copy and past timecode in FCPX. Which is not very elegant or the Apple way.
Anyways how can I copy the timecode (using the clip skimmer) from the clips im the timeline so I can use this timecode to paste in clips in the Event browser?
Hi Ronny. could clarify what you mean by the dash board?
Also wondered if you could throw some light on a problem I have with setting in timecode to the timecode window. Sometimes it works, but often I just get the no can do boing. Seems to be something to do with using multi screens maybe? very interested to know if others have the same experience.
The dashboard is the fancy name for the timecode window (-:
I am not aware of any issues with entering timecode in that window. But if you are using multiple screens, it may be better to NOT click with the mouse in the timecode window to activate manual entering of TC. Use the CTRL+P shortcut instead.
Hi Ronny. Yes, shortcut works much better thank you. Another thing I was wondering from the above post from AppleGuru..why would you paste timecode from the project to the browser? Is this source or project code? Are you performing a match frame edit? I remember back in the Grass Valley days we used to set in to set out and vice-versa. But I can't figure out this move.
I'm trying to learn FCP X and I'm studying from a book Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Apple Training Series by Brendan Boykin. I'm running into an issue with the Pasting Timecode because in the book they are showing a log that is good to create when working with a team of editors.
Here is an example
Clip name Start time End Time Notes Screenshot
MV1_1044 01:35:48:00 01:36:00:00 New Discovery
In the book, they are saying you can just copy and paste this information by having the media in list mode, click on the track, favorite or keyword and you can copy the entire list of information.
What do you mean? I wrote it out so it's easier to see because the forum pushed everything together. From the Timecode logs this are just parts that in the book it is saying you would need to copy and provide to your team. How is that the full name?
It the book I referred to it tries to explain that the person Ctrl -C and Ctrl -V this information which for some reason is not working for me.
"In a collaborative environment, you may work with a producer, reporter, client, or assistant editor who provides a log or select sheet. This sheet lists the acquired clips by name and/or timecode along with a brief description of the clips’ contents. In the case of interview clips, the log may include paraphrased notes or even a full transcription of the interview subject’s audio. When a sound bite is selected from the log, you may add more notes to the log or create a separate log that describes each desired sound bite. The sound bite log entry includes the filename, the in-cue of the audio, and the associated timecode for the start of each sound bite. The in-cue, often abbreviated as “IC,” states the two or three words spoken or audio heard for the start of the sound bite at the given timecode. Each sound bite log entry also includes the out-cue, or “OC.”
Final Cut Pro allows you to copy/paste that timecode data to ensure efficient and accurate recreation of the logged metadata within the app. From a source text document, copy a timecode entry using the standard copy shortcut, Command-C. With the destination clip selected in the Final Cut Pro Browser, click the timecode display beneath the Viewer, and then press the Paste keyboard shortcut, Command-V. The Browser clip will cue the playhead to the entered timecode. You can then press I or O to set the appropriate start/end point type."
I don't have the 10.4 version of the book (I've not taught a classroom since 10.3, and authorized training/certification is being killed off by Apple this June). But from the book I have, it is straight forward. Brandon supplies a table with metadata for you to use for the exercises. You simply copy timecode from the table, paste it to get to that exact point in a clip. It doesn't say you can export the entire Browser listing as a table.
ok you are just saying to copy and past the timecode actual time correct? What I am trying to let you know is I can not Command+C or just copy as they explain in the text.
I can go to the top and click on Edit>Copy Timecode which only copies where I am on the video.
I want to know if that is the functionality because it would be easier for me to just manually write it out if I am not able to copy the clip information in the list view ie name, notes, start, end, duration...etc all in one copy.
I know there are other tools I can use like Kyno and Producers Best Friend that I have found out about. That would pull this information. I just wanted to see if it was possible to pull the information from FCPX, but it appears it is not possible. Which I want to confirms I might be correct.
As the instructions say, copy the timecode from the LIST they give you. Then go to FCPX, select the timecode in the timecode field, paste.
What you are trying to do is very different from that exercise is showing. There's a utility somewhere, I forget what it is, but it exports the Browser list view info as a spreadsheet. Maybe someone else remembers what that is. But that's not a function I've ever needed.
ok I do now understand what you are both saying. It was confusing because the author was talking about creating a timecode log file to send to your team. It didn't make sense that I was copy from the document into FCP to get the exact timecode in the context of what the author was talking about creating the log file vs working with it.
I get it now, which teaches me that all that information in the clip has to be manually typed out them or use a third party application that I referred to before to create a timecode log file.
Also, if you would like to be able to quickly copy the timecode FROM FCPX so you can paste it elsewhere, you can create a custom shortcut for the Copy Timecode or Copy Timecode at Playhead commands. Just a side note that could be useful.