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ffmpegHow to add timecode text to video using drawtext filter


ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -vf "drawtext=timecode='00\:00\:00\:00':r=30:x=10:y=10:fontsize=24:fontcolor=white" -c:a copy out.mp4ctrl + c
-i in.mp4

input video file

-vf

apply specific video filters

drawtext=

drawtext filter options

x=10

horizontal position in pixels from top left corner

y=10

vertical position in pixels from top left corner

fontsize

size of the text to display

fontcolor

color of the text

-c:a copy

copy audio without converting

out.mp4

resulting video file

timecode=

time code template to use

r=30

set input video frame rate (used to calculate time codes), 30 fps in our case