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Tip #1721: New! Change Starting Timecode in Compressor

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

New! Modify source clip timecode for compressed files.

The new “Change Timecode” options in Apple Compressor.

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New with the 4.5.3 update to Compressor is a setting to modify a job’s starting timecode in the timing area of the Job Inspector. Here’s how.

NOTE: Modifying the starting timecode automatically adjusts the job’s In point to match the new start time.

  • Import a clip into Compressor.
  • Assign a compression setting.
  • Select the job (file name) in the Compressor batch area.
  • Go to Inspector > Job.
  • Look about 1/4 the way down to see the new timecode entries (see screen shot).
  • Enter the new starting timecode and, if necessary, click Drop Frame to enable drop frame timecode.

The new timecode will be used when compressing this file.

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You can enter numbers or click the Up/Down arrows in the timecode pane.


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