Thanks for your reply Stuart. But either you don't quite get the problem, or there's a menu dialogue I don't know about. Unless I am mistaken, and certainly might be, there is no way to actually change "primary time code" to edge code in terms of what's being recorded as primary timecode. That's precisely what I'm asking for in my post above. The only thing my menu appears to actually allow is switching the timecode DISPLAYED to edge code. My camera is still going to record two different time codes, and I still cannot make that primary code mirror the edge code run record. Thus, if I do set my timecode display to just show edge code, my clients and producers see a completely different number than is actually being generated and recorded as "primary timecode" as you call it. Again, the only thing I seem to be able to do to that timecode track that most of the civilized world is used to and able to see, is change it from user generated free run, or RTC. It will not ever mirror that record start/stop edge code. That is the problemo.
We really need to be able to record primary timecode that can mirror the edge code that follows the mag formatting, and importantly, is record start/stop. Yeah, I can display and use edge code in Avid (it's aux 1), but it's obscure and most producers and editors are not familiar with it.
Bottom line: Mirror edge code to primary option. Please.