Modifying Timecode in the Browser or Item Properties
Most timecode settings can be modified in the Browser or the Item Properties window,
but some fields are restricted to prevent accidental changes to many media files at
once. When you modify particular Browser columns, Final Cut Pro warns you that the
media file, not just the clip, will be affected. For more information, see “
Changing Clip Properties in the Item Properties Window
” on page 82.
The TC Rate item property (visible in both the Browser columns and the Item Properties
window) always shows the rate of the source timecode track of a clip’s media file. The
Aux 1 or Aux 2 timecode rates are never shown here. Use the TC Rate column in the
Browser to adjust the timecode rate for many clips at once. Some timecode rates are
not allowed for some video frame rates.
Note: The TC Rate property is the rate of the source timecode track in a media file. The
Vid Rate property is the rate of the video track in a media file. In many instances, these
are the same, but not always. For example, an NTSC media file has a video rate of
29.97 fps, but a timecode rate of 30 fps.
Working with Timecode