Thanks for your reply and also for the screenshots. And I'm glad that you've solved your problem!
I see from your screenshots that your movie start time (MST) is set to a timecode position that's later than the timecode of your first tempo event. This is a situation that I don't recommend. But let me start from the beginning based on what I see in your screenshots...
1) your playhead is positioned at 1 1 1 1. The timecode burn in the picture shows 10 hours. But the SMPTE position of bar 1 1 1 1 is 09:59:58:00. Now, I see that you have Separate SMPTE View Offset enabled, and that bar 2 is set to display as 10 hours. For me, this setup is going to be confusing, because Logic's SMPTE counter will always be 2 seconds behind what you see in the picture.
Recommendation: disable Separate SMPTE View Offset.
2) your movie start time (MST) is set to a SMPTE position of "first picture" (beach, ship in distance, timecode at 10 hours), but that's not really the best setting for the MST... Of course, I can't see if there's any timecode burn in the picture during the first 2 seconds of film before first picture, but from what you've described, if there is (or if there could have been) t/c burn in those two seconds, it would start at 09:59:58:00. And because the MST should be set to show the t/c burn on the very very first frame of the move itself, that's what your MST should be set to: 09:59:58:00.
The reason for this is what I described in my previous post: Logic will base all SMPTE calculations and positions based on the t/c position of the very beginning of your movie file. And when you set things up as I recommend, you won't need to use the Separate SMPTE View Offset (which, for me, only makes things confusing).
- (as above, disable SMPTE View Offset)
- Set your MST to 09:59:58:00
- Check and, if necessary, adjust your tempo event's SMPTE positions to be the same as before.
- never touch the MST setting after this. It will be correct for this and all other cues you write for this particular reel.
With this setup, and your existing tempo map (tempo list), Logic's timecode counter AND picture's t/c burn will match up. And for all further work on this movie, adjust the SMPTE position of your tempo event(s) to read further into the picture.