Frames to Timecode Calculator

Created by Bogna Szyk
Reviewed by Małgorzata Koperska, MD
Last updated: May 24, 2018

This timecode calculator (or TC calculator for short) helps you convert frames to timecode in a recorded video. Thanks to this tool, you will be able to quickly identify the correct frame, or check how long your video will be.

If you'd like to convert a timecode to frames, check out the timecode to frames calculator.

What is a video frame?

Each video consists of a number of still images, called video frames. Shown in a sequence, they create the illusion of a moving image. Each of them is shown on the screen for a very short time, for example, for 1/24 of a second.

The number of frames shown per second, also called fps or frame rate, varies depending on the video. For instance, most regular movies use 24 fps, but this number can be as low as 12 fps (in case of animated movies) or as high as 60 fps.

What is a timecode?

Timecode is a sequence of numbers that describe a particular frame in the video. It is usually used in video production by camera assistants, who mark the beginning and end of a scene.

The most common format for a timecode is


where HH stands for hours, MM for minutes, SS for seconds, and FR for frames.

For example, consider the timecode 00:04:15:13. It describes a frame that will be shown within 4 minutes, 15 seconds and 13 frames from the beginning of the video.

How to convert frames to timecode

Using this timecode calculator is extremely simple. All you need to do is input the number of frames and determine the frame rate of your video.

For example, if your video has 1000 frames, its timecode will be:

  • 00:00:41:16 for 24 frames per second
  • 00:00:33:10 for 30 frames per second
  • 00:00:20:00 for 50 frames per second.

If you liked this timecode calculator, make sure to check out the time lapse calculator, too!

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