You plan to synchronize captured video with audio recorded separately Unlike

You plan to synchronize captured video with audio

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You plan to synchronize captured video with audio recorded separately. Unlike the numbers on time counters found in home VCRs, timecode is recorded onto videotape as part of the video signal. If footage lacks timecode, you can add it by copying it with a camera or deck that writes timecode. You can then log or capture the video from that device. For best results, timecode should run continuously from the beginning to the end of the tape; it shouldn’t restart from zero anywhere in the middle. In editing, if you log a capture In point such as 00:00:01:09 but that number occurs on the tape two or three times because of timecode restarts, Adobe Premiere Pro can’t be certain which 00:00:01:09 is the place to start its capture. It can easily capture the wrong clips from tapes with discontinuous timecode. To ensure unbroken timecode, you need to either shoot it continuously or stripe your tape with it before shooting.
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ADOBE PREMIERE PRO 2.0 User Guide 84 To ensure that you always shoot continuous timecode, record at least 5 seconds of extra video past the end of the action in any shot. If you review a clip in the camera, be sure to rewind the tape back into that 5-second margin before recording again. Your camcorder reads the timecode from the frame on which you stop and begins recording timecode with the very next frame number when you start your next shot. Be careful; if you leave a gap between the last frame of the previous shot and the first frame of the next, the camcorder begins writing timecode at 00:00:00:00 again. Striping or replacing timecode You can ensure continuous timecode by recording timecode onto the tape before you use it. This process is called striping the tape. Striping is not necessary if you follow recommended shooting practices, but it can protect you from accidentally breaking timecode by miscuing a tape in your camera. To stripe a tape with timecode 1 Put an unused tape in the camera. It should have no timecode. 2 If you’re using a camera for striping, attach the lens cap and disable audio recording. 3 Ensure that all camera settings (particularly the audio sample rate) are exactly the same as the settings you will use when you shoot. Use all these same settings whenever shooting on that tape. 4 Begin recording. Let the camera or deck run until the entire tape has been recorded. 5 Before you record video on a striped tape, play about 30 seconds of it from the beginning. Verify that the camcorder is reading the timecode you striped before you start shooting. The 30-second empty lead on the tape also helps in batch capturing. Check your camera’s settings whenever changing tapes, especially when reinserting a tape you had begun shooting previously. Though you may want to use different settings for different tapes, it’s best to use the same settings from beginning to end of each tape. These should match the settings used when first striping that tape.
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