Recent radical changes in timecode technology, location shooting and post-production working practices have been brought about by the fragmentation of the television programme making industry and by a dramatic increase in affordable digital transmission and editing equipment and systems. With the expansion of non-traditional television service producers (cable, satellite and video-on-demand) almost anything hoes as far as shooting and editing formats are concerned.
Timecode: A User's Guide is an indispensable reference for anyone needing to get to grips with the many aspects of timecode, whether in-house or on location.
Taking into account these changes this book has now been brought completely up to date to include:
* timecode and DVD, LTC & VITC in HANC packets in the serial digital TV interfaces * timecode in IEEE1395 (Firewire) * timecode and digital video cassettes * new recording formats of DVD, DV mini cassettes and D6 are included * 4:3 scanning for wide-screen films - standards updated * new material to cover new working practices * new appendices to cover the global LF time data transmissions and time data embedded in BBC transmissions
Advice is also given on avoiding and remedying faults and errors.