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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Finding and Maintaining Synchronism

 

Some modern cameras employ an automatic sync marking device. When the camera has run up to speed a light built into the camera automatically fogs a small number of frames and a bleep is simultaneously reproduced on the sound recording. The exact system used tends to vary from one make of equipment to another. However, you will frequently find that where automatic synchronising equipment has been used the camera crew shooting the material have not bothered to provide clapper board identification. You will have to synchronise sound and picture by aligning the bleep on the sound with the clear frames on the picture. You will still need a clear aural identification of the sound shot. You can then often synchronise ...

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