Tip #788: The Floating Timecode Window

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #788: The Floating Timecode Window

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

The project timecode window displays the current project playhead location.

The floating Project Timecode window.

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There are two floating timecode windows in Final Cut Pro X: one for projects and one for source media. Here’s how to use the Project Timecode window.

  • Choose Window > Project Timecode to display the floating window.
  • Drag a corner to resize it.
  • Control-click in the window to copy the currently-displayed timecode.
  • Drag the window to move it.

I use this window for most of my edits, just to help me remember where I am.


Open the Commands window, search for “timecode” then assign keyboard shortcuts to:

  • Toggle the project timecode window open or closed.
  • Copy project timecode
  • Paste project timecode

Tip #789 illustrates the Source Timecode window.

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