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Global export settings are applied to all clips in the export queue, making it simple to export in a single time-saving pass. The three global settings are Timecode, Timecode Start and Frame Rate.
Specifies how the start time is chosen for the timecode track written to each exported clip.
What is timecode? Timecode is time stamp assigned to a specific frame or a specific point in a video. A signal is recorded with your video to uniquely identify every frame in hours, minutes, seconds and frames. This Wikipedia page talks about timecode.
Always there. BulletProof exports all footage with timecode metadata, whether they are masters, dailies or proxies. Without a timecode track, the clips would be unusable in an editing timeline, because the editor would have no timing information to read. Only proxy files typically have a visible timecode, which you can set in Export Clips> Burn In.
The Timecode choices are:
Sets the Timecode start number for each exported clip. Timecode lets you match original footage with the edited footage by using the same time-stamped frame for each clip.
The default setting is 00:00:00:00. To choose a different start time, type in a new value. If the Timecode> Reset option (see above) is chosen, then the value you set as Timecode Start will override that setting.
Sets the frame rate for each exported clip, conforming all media to a single frame rate. No matter what the original frame rate is, the output frame rate is set to this frame rate.
What is frame rate? The frame rate of a video is the number of times the entire screen is refreshed with a new picture. The frame rate that you choose depends on what your final product will be used for. There are three main standards for TV and movies: 24p, 25p and 29.97p. As new standards have emerged, there are also many variations. This Wikipedia page has a good list of frame rates; this Wikipedia page discusses 24 fps extensively; and this Wikipedia page explains 29.97, NTSC and PAL.
Using audio. Frame Rate can conform media for slow motion playback/edit. The audio will not be conformed and will therefore sound slow, but it will be in sync. For example, if you have footage that is 60 fps, you can export to 29.97 fps using BulletProof. This makes the video frames 2x slower, and the audio speed gets scaled with the clip, along with its length and clarity.
The Frame Rate choices are: