Problems getting Timecode in Avid AAF files

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Dan Tatut
2013-07-01
2013-08-09
  • Dan Tatut
    Dan Tatut
    2013-07-01

    Hi,

    Quick questions regarding the presence of Timecode in Segments...

    When parsing a composition, down to the SourceClip, I have some trouble getting source timecode information. I managed to get source timecodes but in files not generated by Avid.

    Any idea of what the correct derivation chain would be to obtain the source timecode with Avid AAF files?

    Thanks,
    Dan

     
  • astan
    astan
    2013-08-01

    aren't the timecodes in SourcePackage's StartPosition (in SourceClip) (expressed in frames)? assuming you've converted the aaf to xml

     
  • Dan Tatut
    Dan Tatut
    2013-08-09

    Hi astan,

    sorry for my late reply. Well, I can't seem to follow you on this one. Once I reach a SourceClip in the derivation chain, I get the SourceReference mob and then the SourceMob, then get the TimelineMobSlots and try to get the origin. All of the origins are set to 0. I must be doing something wrong somewhere. In some non-Avid AAF files, I find Timecode on segments, but nothing on the Avid files. Also I'm not converting the AAF into XML, but rather use the COM API ... Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks
    Dan