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Timecode_To_Frames ( timecode ; fps )

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Mike Parsons, Reverberation

Convert film and tv timecode into frame count

Sample Input:
Timecode_To_Frames ( 01:05:20:02 ; 29.97 )
Sample Output:

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Converts film and tv timecode strings eg 01:05:20;02 @ 29.97 fps into a framecount in this case 117484

The calculation traps for the special case of drop frame 29.97 timecode and allows for all other interger fps values.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


I suggest you rename this function as Timecode_To_Frames ;-)

HOnza, Prague
October 24, 2013 1:53am

Ha thanks for that - id discovered the plugin I used didn't want to work anymore so dug out my old timecode calcs, I thought I'd uploaded all 6 but it seems only one stuck. I'm on a movie at the moment but will put up the rest next week when I get home.
I also had a heap of key code calcs but other than as a history lesson be a bit pointless uploading them.


Mike, Bangkok
October 24, 2013 2:53am

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