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33 Timecode

More often than not, part of the recordist's job is to set timecode. There are certain conventions to be observed when doing so, and you should always check with your production team (or the editor in post production) to find out which option/s they prefer. At present, most NLE systems need to ‘see’ continuous timecode, and can become upset if it is discontinuous, i.e. if it suffers from interruptions, which can more often than not interrupt any digitization of the rushes at that point. So care must be taken if and when you (or the cameraman) rewinds/reviews/replaces tapes and/or changes battery to ensure that you reset exactly to the end of the previously recorded material before recommencing recording (see also Timecode on location, ...

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