Publishers of technology books, eBooks, and videos for creative people

Home > Articles > Digital Audio, Video > Final Cut Pro

📄 Contents

  1. Change the Size of Text in the Browser and Timeline
  2. Zooming the Timeline
  3. Zooming Faster
  4. The Two Fastest Ways to Zoom
  5. Vertical Movement
  6. Image Quality in the Viewer vs. the Canvas
  7. Monitor Your Video Full Screen
  8. Remove Scroll Bars for Better Playback
  9. Back to Square One
  10. iChat Theater
  11. Green Is Not Just for Stoplights
  12. Visibility Lights and the Arrow Keys
  13. More Visibility Shortcuts
  14. The Secrets of the Right-Pointing Arrow
  15. Displaying Audio or Video Clip Names
  16. Display a Filmstrip of Images in the Timeline
  17. Displaying Source or Auxiliary Timecode
  18. Display Field Interlacing
  19. Duplicating Browser Clips
  20. Sorting Browser Columns
  21. Sorting Out Multiple Issues
  22. A Faster Way to Move Columns
  23. Customize Browser Columns
  24. Searching Browser Columns
  25. Searching Effects
  26. Viewing Thumbnails in the Browser
  27. Display Images Instead of Names in the Browser
  28. Fancy Light Table Tricks
  29. More Browser Fun
  30. Browser Keyboard Shortcuts
  31. Hidden Tricks with Tabs
  32. Jumping Between Tabs
  33. Riddle Me a Riddle
  34. Selecting Multiple Clips
  35. Selecting an Edit Point
  36. Using Range Selection
  37. Get Moving with Timecode
  38. Locking Tracks
  39. Toggling Display Modes
  40. Scrolling the Timeline
  41. Scrubbing the Playhead
  42. Find the Missing Playhead
  43. Scrubbing Timeline Thumbnails
  44. Discover Project Properties
  45. Markers Got Spiffed Up
  46. Markers Can Be Moved!
  47. A Better Way to Move Between Markers
  48. Reading Clip Markers
  49. Using Markers to Log Footage
  50. Deleting Multiple Clip Markers
  51. Markers Have Default Colors
  52. Using Markers in Multiclips
  53. Option Means Opposite
  54. Other Option Key Tricks
  55. The Fastest Way to Find a Keyboard Shortcut
  56. I Feel the Need—for Speed!
  57. Create a Custom Keyboard Shortcut
  58. “A”—An Amazing Authority
  59. Wonderful, Wacky, W
  60. How to Remove a Button
  61. Creating a Custom Button
  62. Reset/Remove All Buttons in a Button Bar
  63. Additional Thoughts
  • Print
  • + Share This
This chapter is from the book

Displaying Source or Auxiliary Timecode

Here’s a fast way to switch your display between timecode tracks.

Every QuickTime video clip can have up to three timecode tracks. These tracks are called Source, Aux 1, and Aux 2.

Most of the time, your video files will only have one timecode track. Sometimes, though, you may need to have the same video clip relate to two different timecodes—for instance, the timecode of the video recorded by the camera, and the timecode of an audio track playing off a separate device for a music video. This process of recording on two different devices—one for video and one for audio—is called double-system recording.

By default, only the source timecode is displayed in the Viewer or the Timeline. However, you can change this with a mouse click. Here’s how:

Control-click the numbers inside the timecode box in the top-right corner of either the Viewer or Canvas. At the bottom of the pop-up menu you’ll be able to select between all the timecode tracks available in that clip.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account