Understand Video Formats, SMPTE Timecode Rates, NTSC, PAL


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Understanding video formats, SMPTE timecode rates, NTSC, and PAL

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of our sound work, let's make sure we fully understand the video formats we are working with. There is a lot to know about video technology, but hey, we're here for sound, not video. So I'll bring things down to the key points that will affect you on the audio side of things. When you are working in Pro Tools with video you're working separately from the master video file, tape, or film. When you finish your work it will have to be re-married to the final visual medium, so it's absolutely essential that we keep everything in frame-accurate sync as lay in our audio. Timecode is the key to making sure everything stays in perfect sync.

SMPTE, an acronym for Society of Motion Picture Television Engineers, came up with a way of counting time for visual media called SMPTE timecode. It's laid out the following way. Here up in our main counter, we have it set to timecode, and the fields go like this. We have hours, minutes, seconds, and f...

Understanding video formats, SMPTE timecode rates, NTSC, and PAL
Video duration: 6m 21s 5h 9m Intermediate Updated Apr 04, 2012

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Understanding video formats, SMPTE timecode rates, NTSC, and PAL provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Audio for Film and Video with Pro Tools

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Audio + Music Video
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