InqScribe can recognize embedded timecodes in the following digital media formats. These formats contain their own timecode information.

1. Quicktime movies that have their own timecode track. Footage imported into Final Cut Pro, for example, has such timecode tracks.

2. BWF WAV audio files.

In both cases, InqScribe pulls out the start time information (and the timecode format – NTSC, PAL etc. – if it is available). InqScribe still uses elapsed time to calculate the current timecode.

InqScribe does not support Linear Timecodes (LTC), which are analog signals placed on one of the audio tracks. InqScribe cannot recognize these audio signals. Read this article for more about Linear Timecodes.