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Professionals who can insert timestamp

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by JohnX, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. JohnX

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    Does anyone know of any place where I can get a timestamp/stopwatch done on a short 15 minute video-around London or East Anglia.
    Any replies appreciated as I cant seem to be able to do it myself, have to have firewire etc etc and this is a training video which has to have a timestamp on it.
    Thanks for responding
    John
     
  2. Hillskill

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    By time stamp do you mean Timecode characters superimposed over pictures ?
     
  3. JohnX

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    Actually yes, its just to insert a timecode on the video.Recorded this clip on an older analogue camcorder and then realised that the timecode wasnt there.
    Any ideas welcome.
    Thanks
     
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    You'll have to copy your original tape onto another tape with what is referred to as burnt in timecode probably generated from an external clock if this is a vhs tape. Any professional facilities house will be able to do this.

    An alternative solution is to get your footage into a PC either by capturing it or by dumping it through a minidv camera. Once you have it digitised you should be able to overlay timecode onto it in a variety of ways using a package like premiere or some other editing package.

    You will be able to set the timecode to read what you want : starting at 00:00:00 for example or whatever you want 01:00:00 or whatever you get the idea ..often referred to as 1 o'clock 2 o'clock timecode etc.

    If its Hi8 you might be able to play out from the camera with a burnt in timecode.

    If you throw a rock in central London chances are you will hit a facilities house that can do this.
     

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