Ice House Productions


Live video logging without specialized hardware.

Whether you need to log events during a live show, or make notes while watching a tape, TCode will keep you focused on the show, not the clock using our software based timecode logging system.

Connect your time code enabled device to any computer's audio input and frame accurate logging is yours.

Features At A Glance

  • NTSC, PAL, & Film framerates supported
  • Final Cut Pro, Avid batch capture list generation
  • Integration with TES, a professional timecode based messaging system!
  • Plain text output
  • Program seperate in & out point offsets to log quickly
  • Simple interface without unnecessary features
  • Java based cross platform application

Cool Features

Unlike competing applications, TCLogger allows you to use timecode to log, not DV or machine control. TCLogger also features offsets that may be used to shift the in and out points relative to when you click. Coupled with the 4 macros: in, out, in/out, & out/in, TCLogger may be used to mark fixed length segments, split an event into segments, or only log good takes without rewinding the tape.

Everything you need to do to log an event is accessable from keyboard shortcuts eliminating the need to fumble with the mouse and mis the action.

How Do You Do That?

TCLogger takes time from any LTC (Linear Time Code) output, usually on the back of professional VTR's or directly out of a broadcast timecode generator and decodes it via any audio input. This allows you to log an event as it happens, or while watching a tape afterwards using only your computers built in audio input or a third party USB or Firewire audio device.

Using Java to create this cross platform application allows you to use any sound input that your computer could normally record with. As this application runs on many possible hardware and software configurations, it is not possible to test every combination. Please feel free to contact us if there is any problem receiving timecode.