[FFmpeg-user] Burning timecode into mov file

bouke bouke at editb.nl
Wed Nov 7 15:39:10 CET 2012

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg79" <dertagtraeumer at ymail.com>
To: <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2012 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Burning timecode into mov file

> Hello Guys,
> sorry for opening this issue once again, but I'm trying to deal with quite
> the same problem.
> I'm quite new in this field. Let me try to give you an overview.
> I have several video stream from several synchronised cameras which I 
> would
> like to save. For a later analysis I need to jump to a specific frame in
> each of these videos. To do this I thinking to use the timecode.
> As far as I understood it correctly, that what I'm looking for is the 
> "burnt
> in timecode" (BITC) which is keyed into each frame content, right?


> The normal timecode is keyed in the header of GOP, which will allow me to 
> do
> a kind of estimation, right?
> The general question is, does only AVI or other video container, like MOV
> allow BITC?
> It this feature related to the codec I'm using, as well? Which codecs are
> supporting BITC?

All codecs accept BITC.
it is, as you stated,  burned into the video, so it  becomes part of it.
The encoder would not know if it's digits or regular video.
(aso you can never remove it...)


> Thank you in advance.
> Best Greg
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