Synchronization system, like a clock recorded on your videotape, assigning corresponding hours, minutes, seconds and frame-numbers designations to each frame. Expedites indexing convenience and editing precision. (See SMPTE.)
1. Vertical interval time code (VITC). This is SMPTE time code that is recorded as video signals in the vertical interval of the active picture. It has the advantage of being readable by a VTR in still or jog. Multiple lines of VITC can be added to the signal allowing the encoding of more information than can be stored in normal LTC. 2. Linear time code (LTC). Time code recorded on a linear analog track (typically an audio channel) on a videotape. Also called longitudinal time code. Time code can be drop frame (59.94 Hz) that matches actual elapsed time by dropping occasional frames or non-drop frame (60 Hz) that runs continuously although it does not exactly match actual elapsed time.
A digital code number recorded onto a videotape for editing purposes. When decoded, the time code identifies every frame of a videotape using digits reading hours:minutes:seconds and frames. Each individual video frame is assigned a unique address, a must for accurate editing. The three time code standards used for audio and video are VITC, LTC and RC.
A time code window along side of the video window can displays the total running time of the program, and the time it's played so far. A digital code number recorded onto videotape for editing purposes. When decoded, the time code identifies every frame of a videotape using digits reading hours: minutes: seconds: and frames. Each individual video frame is assigned a unique address, a must for accurate editing.
When a magnetic or digital recording is time coded, a “clock” is recorded alongside each frame in the form 10:41:32.06 , hours:minutes:seconds.frames. (Note that the last two digits do not represent 1/100s of a second! There are 24 frames/second in a normal film, 25 frames/second for PAL and SECAM video and some films, and 30 frames/second for NTSC video.) When the recording is played, the signal is read and the time code information picked up and used by e.g. the subtitling equipment. It can be displayed in or outside the image.
A digital encryption recorded onto videotape that enables edit controllers to communicate super-accurate editing commands to camcorders and VCRs. The videotape is broken down to its basic units--hours, minutes, seconds and frames--and catalogued for editing accuracy. There are three time code systems: LTC, RCTC and VITC.
A frame-by-frame address code time reference recorded on the spare track of videotape or inserted in the vertical blanking interval. It is an eight-digit number encoding time in hours, minutes, seconds, and video frames (e.g.: 02:04:48:16).
Data embedded in a video signal that assigns an identification number to each frame in a video, in hours, minutes, seconds, and frames. Expedites scene indexing and affords editing precision. Not to be confused with real-time counter.
the numbers ascribed to every frame of video and recorded on the address track or an audio channel of the video tape. Each frame (30 frames per second) will have a distinct number attached to it defining hour/minute/second/frame, such as 02:47:21:28 which means: 2 hours, 47 minutes, 21 seconds and 28 frames.
Time data that is used when making an AW workstation operate in synchronization with a rhythm machine, sequencer program, or another recorder. The AW series can all transmit and receive MTC (*see entry).