Maintain source timecode of clip

Exported video has the same source timecode as the source clips, unless a clip is retimed or slowed down.

Hi daniel, does timecode need to be enabled. I’ve just done a test and am not getting timecode in my output video.

Hello, apologies I’m new to the forum, but I was posting this as a feature request! Currently VEAI doesn’t support these timecode features, and I’m writing them here to ask for it to be supported.

Timecode is not being preserved. This is true of many different sources we’ve tested, camera originals, transcodes, etc…

I’ve tested this with and without the “use timecodes” option turned on/off.

Timecode is being written out at 00:00:00:00 for frame 0.

This presents some significant issues with workflow.

I am aware there is an ability to re-stripe timecode using FFMpeg after the fact but that is an unfortunate step to have to take.

VEAI V3.0.0.2 beta now has the ability to export the original source timecode.

Exporting the original source timecode works with the 2X frame doubling AI models also.

Am I missing something? I’m not seeing this option anywhere in the beta (I’m on now)

I can’t believe I am not seeing timecode in the app! Also it still does not preserve it on output. This needs to be solved to make it viable for pro users.

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Is timecode throughput working yet? Would be really helpful in many workflows.

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Just tested to see if original timecode is preserved in export. Seems to be not working. Clip starts at zero. Would be really useful.


Perhaps it is difficult to implement or expensive to license the feature of reading a video file’s timecode. As an alternative, maybe Topaz Video AI could allow the user to set the starting timecode in the viewer to make it easier to synchronize clip import and exports between programs.

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As we are using mark in and mark out often to process multiple clips from a longer master clip (sometimes master clips can be an hour or more), source timecode support should be added. Also, ability to import EDL, XML or AAF would be fantastic for batch processing.


It would be nice to see some acknowledgement on this issue. Maybe Topaz doesn’t want to pay to license the feature or something. Seems like a basic feature to have, displaying the timecode embedded in the clip.

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