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Mastering Multi-Camera Techniques by Mitch Jacobson

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SYNC METHODS

If you don't jam-sync your cameras in the field, it takes hours of work for the editors to try to sync up that material. It's almost pointless that you had a multicamera shoot when you are on a quick turnaround and you spend half your edit session syncing cameras.

Meredith Lerner, producer

Traditional Sync Methods

Jam Sync

The best way to sync multiple cameras is to generate time-of-day timecode to each of the cameras in the system.

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Figure 6.1a A timecode generator feed sends matching timecode to each camera. (Courtesy rippletraining.com ...

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