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Quicktime Track – Markers from FCP->Jitter

October 4, 2005 | 3:43 am

Hello

Another one for the Hive Mind:

I would like to be able to view the markers that I place on quicktime
tracks from FCP 5. If I export a video track from my sequence that
has markers, I am given the option to include all of my markers with
the saved out QT file. When reading this exported quicktime with
Jitter, I am able to see there is a timecode track, but I have not
been able to decipher how to get the frames the markers are on from
this extra track.

Ive checked the Jitter tutorials, and the Docs, and don’t see
anything specifically about this, or how to get data from other
tracks that dont necessarily contain video/audio data.

Essentially, id like to use the markers as metadata for "interesting
temporal points in a movie", and synch them to BPM, so for example,
if I have a somewhat cyclical movie of someone walking, or some
process like a glass breaking, I can add a marker at that point, save
the file, read it in with Jitter and be able to interpolate the
proper speed to always land on these interesting points.

Make sense?

If I use a quicktime track, the metadata stays with the QT as well,
which is the most preferable and portable way of doing it.

Any hints?

Thanks

v a d e //

http://homepage.mac.com/doktorp/
doktorp@mac.com


October 4, 2005 | 11:41 am

Sure. However…

FCP markers are stored, not in the Timecode track, but rather in a
Text (Chapter) track. At this time, there’s no way to get the data
out of a Text track using Jitter; neither the text nor the time
positions of the samples in it. This sort of thing has been on my to-
do list for a while, though, and will hopefully get added at some point.

You may be able to do some fancy exporting and parsing of the Text
track using Jitter or AppleScript. From QT Player, I turned my Text
track into this file:

{QTtext}{font:Geneva}{bold}{clipToTextBox:on}{size:12}{textC olor: 0,
0, 0}{backColor: 65535, 65535, 65535}{justify:center}{timeScale:2997}
{width:720}{height:20}{timeStamps:absolute}{language:0}{text Encoding:
256}
[00:00:00.0000]
Markierung 1
[00:00:01.0903]
{textEncoding:256}Markierung 2
[00:00:02.1206]

You could do similar using Jitter’s export message, use regexp or js
to parse the data into time code values, and then convert these to
frame #s using the movie’s timescale information.

Sorry it’s not the easy solution I’m sure you were hoping for. I’ll
see what we can do for a future release of Jitter.

jb

Am 04.10.2005 um 05:43 schrieb vade:

> Essentially, id like to use the markers as metadata for
> "interesting temporal points in a movie", and synch them to BPM, so
> for example, if I have a somewhat cyclical movie of someone
> walking, or some process like a glass breaking, I can add a marker
> at that point, save the file, read it in with Jitter and be able to
> interpolate the proper speed to always land on these interesting
> points.
>
> Make sense?


October 4, 2005 | 12:49 pm

Thanks Jeremy,

Its nice to know im at least pushing some boundaries. ;)

v a d e //

http://homepage.mac.com/doktorp/
doktorp@mac.com

On Oct 4, 2005, at 7:41 AM, Jeremy Bernstein wrote:

>
> FCP markers are stored, not in the Timecode track, but rather in a
> Text (Chapter) track. At this time, there’s no way to get the data
> out of a Text track using Jitter; neither the text nor the time
> positions of the samples in it. This sort of thing has been on my
> to-do list for a while, though, and will hopefully get added at
> some point.
>
>


March 16, 2009 | 10:15 am

hi,

i was wondering how far the borders have been pushed in this matter Wink

is there a ‘getchapters’ message in the pipeline, or did anybody find a nice way to automatically pull movie chapter information out of a movie into max?

thanks,

jan


July 8, 2011 | 8:49 am

Hi,
I’m having the same question now: get the marker from fcp to jitter.
Any progress ?

Thanks.

Yoann


April 2, 2013 | 8:57 pm

may I humbly leave a *bump* here …

would be lovely to get these into [coll];
or even address them via a ‘go to’ message …


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