Time code output with DV?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dean Richard, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Dean Richard

    Dean Richard Guest


    I have a question about doing audio for video, using DV. Forgive me if
    this is a fundamental question - Ive not done this before and am
    trying to learn the techniques. How does one bring a video clip into
    the PC, make changes to the audio, then output the clip back to tape
    printing the EXACT same time code. I'm hoping for frame accuracy.

    I'm using Vegas, though if other software does this better I would
    like to know. I can easily bring video in, though I don't know how to
    check if the input file is frame accurate. I can also set the timeline
    starting point to be whatever I like, so I could set it to the capture
    starting point. Does Vegas output frame accurate time code when it
    prints back to tape? Is frame accuracy maintained throughout?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dean Richard, Jul 28, 2003
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  2. Dean Richard

    RGBaker Guest

    I have a question about doing audio for video, using DV. Forgive me if
    The 'issue' is entirely with your DV record deck ... find one that accepts a
    timecode input, and your NLE output will be fine. Nothing wrong with the
    timecode in your NLE ... but you will have to look long and hard to find a
    DV recorder that accepts external timecode values to sync to. You may have
    more luck taking a DV dub with happenchance timecode to a commercial
    duplication house & have them make a dub with timecode according to your
    instructions, i.e. 00;00;00;00 for first frame of program, or first frame
    after some sync mark.

    RGBaker, Jul 28, 2003
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