Recent radical changes in timecode technology, location shooting and post-production working practices have been brought about by the fragmentation of the television programme making industry and by a dramatic increase in affordable digital transmission and editing equipment and systems.
With the expansion of non-traditional television service producers (cable, satellite and video-on-demand) almost anything hoes as far as shooting and editing formats are concerned.
Timecode: A User's Guide is an indispensable reference for anyone needing to get to grips with the many aspects of timecode, whether in-house or on location.
Taking into account these changes this book has now been brought completely up to date to include:
* timecode and DVD, LTC & VITC in HANC packets in the serial digital TV interfaces
* timecode in IEEE1395 (Firewire)
* timecode and digital video cassettes
* new recording formats of DVD, DV mini cassettes and D6 are included
* 4:3 scanning for wide-screen films - standards updated
* new material to cover new working practices
* new appendices to cover the global LF time data transmissions and time data embedded in BBC transmissions
Advice is also given on avoiding and remedying faults and errors.
Basic video and magnetic theory * Digital processing * The timecode word * Recording formats and timecode * Timecode and film * Timecode and MIDI * Working with timecode * Timecode on location * Timecode and linear post-production * Timecode and non-linear post-production * Timecode and AES/EBU digital audio interface * Appendices