SMPTE Score

Timecode Tempo Notation

Simple but brilliant!
★★★★★

Such a simple but effective app for very quickly working out the problems of tempo when writing to picture. Massive help for composers!

by Reuben Vincent

A must have app!!
★★★★★

This is a must have app for all of the film composers out there!!! Its very easy to control and so useful!!!

by Mayreni

Saved the day!
★★★★★

Been beating my head against the wall trying to figure out the correct tempos for frame rates for a stop motion project. SMPTE Score solved the problem in 15 seconds!

by jbrave

Timecode / Notation / Tempo calculator

SMPTE Score
Download on the App Store
Calculate relationships between;
  • SMPTE timecode
  • Tempo (beats per minute)
  • Score length (music notation)

If you want to write a song 4 minutes long and at 108 beats per minute, it'll give you how many measures it needs to be (in any given time signature).

Likewise, given the number of measures, and the time you want it to take (timecode), it'll tell you how fast you need to play it. Or if you know how many measures it is and how fast you want to play it, SMPTE Score will tell you how long it will take (in the timecode you choose).

Timecode formats supported:
  • 23.976 fps
  • 24 fps
  • 25 fps
  • 29.97 fps - non drop-frame
  • 29.97d fps - drop-frame
  • 30 fps
  • 60 fps

SMPTE timecode is displayed in Hours : Minutes : Seconds : Frames.bits (bits go from .00 to .79)

Use it as a simple timecode converter - just switch between the different timecodes.

After you find out that your score in 7/8 needs to be played at 170bpm, check out my other apps Maestro or Maestro XL to see how to conduct it.

Use the built in timecode calculator to find the duration of the cue. Just enter the start and end timecodes and it will give you the duration for the front calculations (tempo and notation).

Enter timecode in two ways:
  • Enter your project timecode and have the real (wall) time automatically calculated.
  • Enter the real (wall) time and have it instantly calculate your project timecode for that exact moment in time.

Timecode entered in 29.97d is always interpreted as real time and converted to the 29.97d format for that time. For example, when nine minutes is entered (when 29.97d is selected) 00:08:59;29.64 is displayed because this is the timecode when nine minutes in real time has actually passed.

The tempo range is from 5 to 300 beats per minute.

The time signatures range from one to twelve beats per bar:
  • 1/2, 2/2, 3/2, 4/2, 5/2, 6/2, 7/2, 8/2, 9/2, 10/2, 11/2, 12/2,
  • 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4, 8/4, 9/4, 10/4, 11/4, 12/4,
  • 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8, 10/8, 11/8, 12/8,
  • 1/16, 2/16, 3/16, 4/16, 5/16, 6/16, 7/16, 8/16, 9/16, 10/16, 11/16, 12/16,
  • 3/4, 6/4, 9/4, 12/4, 15/4, 18/4, 21/4, 24/4, 27/4, 30/4, 33/4, 36/4,
  • 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8, 15/8, 18/8, 21/8, 24/8, 27/8, 30/8, 33/8, 36/8,
  • 3/16, 6/16, 9/16, 12/16, 15/16, 18/16, 21/16, 24/16, 27/16, 30/16, 33/16, 36/16,
  • 3/32, 6/32, 9/32, 12/32, 15/32, 18/32, 21/32, 24/32, 27/32, 30/32, 33/32, 36/32

Screenshots

SMPTE Score Screenshot 1 SMPTE Score Screenshot 2 SMPTE Score Screenshot 3

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