How to use timecode from tape?

ppc_michael

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When I capture a clip in FCP, the clip's timecode always starts at 0 regardless of what its timecode was on the tope. Is there a way to make FCP use the timecode from the tape?
 

ppc_michael

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Mostly 1080i60 HDV, but occasionally DV NTSC. I use the Easy Setups for both. When I play the captured footage back in Quicktime, it displays the tape timecode, so I know it's being logged, but FCP seems to set the beginning of each clip to 0.
 

-DH

macrumors 65816
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Mostly 1080i60 HDV, but occasionally DV NTSC. I use the Easy Setups for both. When I play the captured footage back in Quicktime, it displays the tape timecode, so I know it's being logged, but FCP seems to set the beginning of each clip to 0.
Where are you viewing the tape timecode in FCP?

-DH
 

ppc_michael

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I'm not, and that's the problem. Playing the clip back in FCP (in the Viewer window) starts at 00;00.

Playing the clip back in Quicktime Pro, with the counter set to display the timecode, displays the timecode acquired from the tape.