Timecode generator is broken and buggy
Fix the timecode generator
Timecode overlay display error in 24P when NVIDIA GPU mode.
If change to software mode, Timecode overlay will be correct.
Adam Biskupski commented
come on adobe. you need to take this major flaw in your software seriously. people can't turnover their films with this bug. where are you?
shyamolie kate commented
If possible please verify if this is the same issue that you may be facing.
I can back this up, the bug is still present in v13.1. I have a sequence in 24 fps. All material is also 24 fps. In the export window, if I select the output also as 24 fps, and use the 'timecode overlay' option, I get the following results.
Choosing 'generate timecode' and '24fps' yields completely wild results. The starting time is not the same as displayed on the seqeunce itself. If i correct it with offset, it will not stay in time, in fact it does double frames, so the timecode does not change between two frames at various points.
If i select 'generate timecode' and 25 fps, the starting time is completely off, but I can again correct this with offset. This time, it stays correct from beginning to end.
So 24 fps is completely useless, and for some reason, for 24 fps sequence / material, you have to choose to generate 25 fps timecode and offset it if you want results.
René Caron commented
This bug has once again reappeared in Premiere v13. It makes this release totaly useless for us. Ex.: a 24fps timecode effect generator @ 10:00:00:00 in a 24fps timeline will display 09:59:22:00 and double or skip frames from time to time. So frustrating and unacceptable!
Agreed, seems to be an ongoing issue through the years.
This is not an issue of interpreting the TC of imported footage; I can add an Adjustment layer/Transparent video to an empty timeline, add the TC generator to it, and the burn-in will not correspond with the TC displayed in the timeline panel. In my case it's exclusive to a 30fps sequence/30fps TC generator.
Current workaround is to swap everything to 29.97-- and presto the TC generator will correspond properly to the sequence TC.