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The primary feature of Timecode Tool gives the user the ability to convert between 23.98, DF, NDF and PAL timecodes. PAL video runs at a faster speed than NTSC and consequently causes issues when trying to find the same spot in a feature film between those standards. Perhaps you are performing a QC pass on a PAL version of a feature film and find an issue at 2:14:30:23. How do you find the same spot in the NTSC version? Timecode Tool will easily allow you to enter the PAL timecode of 2:14:30:23 and will return to you the equivalent 23.98, DF, and NDF timecodes. It has a default value of 1 Hour as the starting time of your program material but the other 23 even hours can be selected if necessary. (A future version may allow the user to select a specific "non-even hour" timecode if there are enough requests)
The second feature of Timecode Tool helps the user vari-speed audio that is currently running at the wrong speed. The hope is that you are using a software program that allows you to convert your audio by entering a specific sample rate ("Import Audio"). Both the difference in percentage and the correct sample rate necessary to vari-speed (VSO) when importing/exporting are provided. Example: you may have an audio file that is 20 frames shorter than it is supposed to be. After entering that file's current length, target length, and current sample rate, a simple math calculation is performed and the user is provided with the numbers necessary to import that file at a custom rate where it should stay in proper sync.
The third feature is A-Frame Verification. A-Frames occur on the same frames from second to second within a given minute. If you need to locate an A-Frame to keep the proper cadence when editing, tap the upper timecode to change the starting A-Frame for your program material/feature (if other than 01:00:00:00) and then tap the lower timecode to enter your edit point. Touch the A-Frame button to display the frames on which your A-Frame will occur within that given minute of time.
Updated for iOS 8.0+ (Last update was in 2011)
Removed all old graphics to accommodate the "Flat" button look introduced in iOS 7 (yeah, the app has needed an update for a long time)
Ratings and Reviews
If you work in post production and have ever needed a timecode converter then you will love this app. It does just what it says it will do and does it well. The numbers were spot on for me.
Does the job
Simple little app that helps me a lot in my version edits where I need to see runtimes in multiple frame rates. Would be nice to show fields in 29.97, but other than that it does the job accurately.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.