Time code lock

So far we have discussed setting the time code in one camera but there are many occasions when two or more camcorders are on the same shoot. If each camera simply recorded its own time code there would be problems in editing when identifying and synchronizing shots to intercut. The basic way of ensuring the time code is synchronized in all cameras in use is by cables connected between the TC OUT socket on the ‘master’ camera to the TC IN socket on the ‘slave’ camera. Another cable is then connected to the TC OUT of the first ‘slave’ camera and then connected to the TC IN of the second ‘slave’ camera and so on although in a multi-camera shoot, it is preferable to genlock all the cameras to a central master sync pulse generator. ...

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