Chapter 7

Standards Conversion

Incompatibilities are the spice of life. That is not a phrase to be found in any dictionary of quotations, and it’s not a phrase that people who are troubled by the incompatibilities of the many and varied video and television systems in existence would agree with. But as audio onlookers we can take some innocent pleasure in observing the misfortunes of video workers, and perhaps we can consider our own burgeoning issues of incompatibility as we willingly accept format upon format with seemingly no limit to our appetite. Those of us who work alongside film and video will already be coping with as many as six different timecode formats, and we may have to pull up or pull down our sampling rates to accommodate the ...

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