Final Cut Pro 6 - Displaying Timecode in FinalCutPro

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Frame Rate Versus Timecode

The frame rate of film, videotape, or media files determines how quickly frames are
recorded or played back. Timecode (or edge code in the case of film) is a unique
address for each frame, providing easy navigation, logging, recapturing, and final Edit
Decision Lists (EDLs) that accurately refer back to original camera reels. In most cases,
the frame rate and the timecode rate are the same, but film-to-video and 24p
workflows often use media files with differing video and timecode rates.

For more information about frame rate and timecode, see Volume IV, Appendix B,
“Frame Rate and Timecode.”

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Chapter 25

Working with Timecode