github.com/trimmer-io/go-timecode
go get github.com/trimmer-io/go-timecode

github.com/trimmer-io/go-timecode

Go package for SMPTE ST 12-1-2014 timecodes

by trimmer-io

v1.0.0 (see all)License:Apache-2.0
go get github.com/trimmer-io/go-timecode
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go-timecode

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go-timecode is a Go library for SMPTE ST 12-1-2014 timecodes.

Features

  • correct drop-frame and non-drop-frame support
  • all standard film, video and TV edit rates 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, 60, 96, 100, 120
  • arbitrary user-defined edit rates down to 1ns precision with a timecode runtime of ~9 years
  • conversion between timecode, frame number and realtime
  • timecode and frame calculations
  • timecode & rate fit into a single 64bit integer for efficient binary storage
  • parses and outputs SMPTE ST 12-1 timecode with DF flag
  • different output methods to include and parse edit rate with timecode strings

Many timecode libraries treat timecode values as literal wall-clock time which they are not. Instead, timecodes are mere address labels for edit units in a sequence of video frames or audio samples. With a different edit rate, the same frame in a sequence has a different timecode address.

It's probably the reason why drop-frame timecodes are often misunderstood. I guess it's better to call them skip-timecodes because that's what's happening. At 29.97fps each edit unit has a duration of 33.3666ms, 30 such edit units last for 1.001s. Hence, a 29.97DF timecode of 00:00:01;00 actually means 1.001s instead of 1s. Now this makes it obvious that the time-part of the timecode runs a bit slower than realtime. To compensate for this speed issue, a drop-frame timecode skips some address labels now and then. To be precise, it skips frame labels ??:??:??;00 and ??:??:??;01 every minute but not every 10th minute. That's all.

Documentation

Installation

Install go-timecode using the "go get" command:

go get github.com/trimmer-io/go-timecode/timecode

The Go distribution is go-timecode's only dependency.

Examples

import "github.com/trimmer-io/go-timecode/timecode"

tc := timecode.Parse("00:00:59;29")
tc.SetRate(timecode.Rate30DF)
tc.Add(2*time.Minute)
fmt.Println("Frame number at TC", tc, "is", tc.Frame())

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md.

License

go-timecode is available under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

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