What is time code?


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What is time code?

As I'm sure you know, motion pictures are comprised of a series of still images played in succession. When still images are displayed at a fast enough speed, just like a flip book, they create the illusion of motion. Along with advances in technology and the advent of television came the need to synchronize multiple picture and sound recordings, as well as the equipment used to record and play them. So-called SMPTE timecode solved this need. Timecode was developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers in the late 1960s. Timecode assigns a specific numeric value to each frame or still image of the motion picture, which consists of a two-digit hour, two-digit minute, two-digit second, and two digits that represent each individual frame.

Take a look at this clip from the short film ELI which we will be working with in this course. The Timecode value has been overlaid, or burnt in, on each frame so that every single frame of the clip has its own unique Timecode value. You...

What is time code?
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What is time code? provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Skye Lewin as part of the Music Editing for TV and Film in Pro Tools

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