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Timecode and formatting tapes
Thu, 08/03/2006 - 09:52
A couple of questions:
Does the sample rate selection (44.1kHz or 48kHz) in which a DTRS tape has been formatted have an effect on the timecode synchronization of a DA-88 or DA-98 to a video deck (Being the video device the timecode generator)?
Or is it that a timecode synchronization error comes up only due to misconfiguration of the devices or bad cabling?
Looking forward for an answer!
Thu, 08/03/2006 - 10:53#1
These two things are independent. Unless you are locked to video clock...
They do interact, though, when you want everything locked/resolved to the same external sample rate clock, ie you are doing a digital transfer on an all-digital video-post project.
Fri, 08/04/2006 - 17:18#3
This is getting tricky. Any suggestions I had would be guesswork. I don't want to give you any bad advice! Maybe the timecode can be resynced/resolved/jammed, not sure. This might need some post-production system configuration magic, or at least a lot of time-consuming editing.
Being an audio recording guy, I'm always frustrated by the gulf of miscommunication that happens between audio world and video world. (And it seems like every cable has a different name on each side of the gulf.) We all need to take the extra effort to reach out to the other side and learn more about each other's work and language. It would also be nice if the people who hire both teams would facilitate better joint pre-planning before live recordings!
Good luck resolving (pun intended) your problem!