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Author Ratcliff, J. D., author

Title Timecode : a user's guide / John Ratcliff
Edition Third edition
Published Burlington, MA : Focal Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Preface to the third edition; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Acknowledgements; 1 Basic video and magnetic theory; Introduction; The video signal; Video source synchronization; Video bandwidth requirements; Adding colour to the signal; Colour difference signals; Component analogue video systems; Magnetic recording; Magnetic replay; Implications for video recording; Use of frequency modulation for video recording; Use of helical scan to improve write/read speeds; Control track; Timebase correction
Dropout compensation2 Digital processing; Introduction; The denary (decimal) system; The binary system; Binary-coded decimal; 2's complement coding; The hexadecimal system; Bit rate requirements; Simple digital codes; Organization of digital data; Causes of errors in digital systems; Error detection; 3 The timecode word; The original quadruplex cue track; The development of a longitudinal timecode (LTC) word; The biphase mark code; User bits; The form of the LTC word; LTC byte arrangement; The detail of the 625/50 LTC; The detail of the 525/60 LTC
The requirement for vertical interval timecode (VITC)The form of the VITC word; The cyclic redundancy check bits; The detail of the 625/50 VITC; The detail of the 525/60 VITC; Timecode and MPEG-2; The time address and the associated colour TV signal; The 525/60 drop-frame code (M/NTSC); M/PAL drop-frame code; Digital VITC; Timecode and 1125/60 television systems; 24 frame film timecode; Timecode in ancillary data; Timing and synchronization within MPEG-2 Transport streams; 4 Recording formats and timecode; The U-Matic format; The 1in C-format; Betacam, Beta SP and MII formats
D-1 component digital formatAudio sector timecode and equipment type information; D-2 composite digital format; D-3 composite digital format; D-5 digital format; Digital Betacam; DV; The Hi-8 video format; Domestic and professional R-DAT; Timecode in the R-DAT system; DASH and Prodigi; Nagra D; ¼in centre-track analogue audio; The Nagra IV-S TC; Audio analogue multi-track; Recording levels; 5 Timecode and film; Introduction; EBU/IRT and EBU/TDF timecodes; SMPTE film codes; DataKode®; Aaton and Arriflex timecode systems; Machine-readable film timecodes; Film transfer to PAL video; 3-line VITC
Film transfer via 3/2 pulldownControl of 4:3 scanning for the presentation of wide-screen films; 6 Timecode and MIDI; Introduction; Channel messages; System messages; MIDI synchronizers; MIDI and IEC timecode; Quarter-frame messages; Full-frame messages; Synchronization between IEC, MTC and MIDI clocks; 7 Working with timecode; LTC characteristics; LTC crosstalk; Regeneration of timecode; Adjusting for the decoding delay; Machine-to-machine operation; Using VITC; Timecode corruption; Dealing with LTC corruption; VITC corruption; Record-run and time-of-day codes; Power supply back-up
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title page (Safari, viewed November 2, 2015)
Subject Time code (Audio-visual technology)
Video tapes -- Editing.
Time code (Audio-visual technology)
Video tapes -- Editing
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136029530