editcalcEditCalc is a new timecode and feet+frames calculator for the iPhone and iPod Touch. I’ve only had a quick look at it, but it seems quite polished, and it handles just about any frame rate or film gauge you can throw at it, including 16mm, 35/3-perf and 70/5-perf.

It does simultaneous conversions while you work — do a calculation in the time, footage or total frame fields and the others update live. It supports a wide range of video frame rates, along with drop and non-drop TC. You can also see a history of previous calculations, so you can check your work. The Avid calculator will do some of the same things, but it’s not as slick or well thought out.

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5 Comments on “EditCalc”

  1. Judith Allen Says:

    Oh fantastic timing. I’m currently working with animators in a range of frame rates (for the first time in anything other than 25) in FCP, and they measure time purely in frames.

    It’s cheap too. Got to be worth a go.

  2. Frank Reynolds Says:

    It doesn’t seem as cool as the EditCalc, but Netmedia has a free Timecode Calculator widget for desktop Macs. It’s at http://netmedia.fr.pl/osx/index.html
    and I think if you search for timecode calculator among the widgets on the Apple site, you’ll find it too.

  3. Brad Brooks Says:

    Thanks for the mention Steve. I hope people find EditCalc to be a useful tool. I’m open to any feedback or comments.

  4. Steve Says:

    Good to hear from you. Great job with EditCalc. You made it look very easy.

  5. Sean Lander Says:

    Love this app and use it all the time. Only wish is for more customization so I could remove film aspects if I want and the ability to multiply and divide.
    This is very handy if I have some shots and I want to evenly space them into a gap of a pre-determined length.

    Keep up the good work!

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