BUG: Media Encoder will not generate drop frame timecode.
1. If creating a preset from scratch, it is possible to "Set Start Timecode" to a DF (e.g. 01;00;0;00)...HOWEVER the output file will be NON drop frame starting at 00;59;56;11
2. A preset with DF "Set Start Timecode" of 01:00;00;00 will immediately be changed to NDF timecode starting at 00:59:56:12 when applied to source clip in queue, and can not be changed to DF 01;00;00;00 once applied.
3. In Preferences>Media, "Indeterminate Media Timebase" is always set to 29.97 Drop-Frame
I have tried several versions of Media Encoder:
12.1.2 in Mac OSX 10.11.6
13.0.1 in Mac OSX 10.13.6
Jake Watkins commented
I'm having the same issue. We have some media encoder presets we've been using for an episodic show and a few months ago we were doing fine using them. But not we're exporting more deliverables and I can't generate a drop frame export for the life of me. Does anyone have an acutal solution to this?
Antoine Autokroma commented
Did you try with AfterCodecs ? https://autokroma.com/AfterCodecs/