Consider becoming a patron on Patreon! 🤍patreon.com/filmmakeriq Timecode is the heartbeat of modern digital video but it didn't really emerge until the final quarter of the 20th century. We explore the rise of timecode, the basics of the structure of timecode and modern applications that can help keep your cameras and recording equipment in sync. This video is sponsored by Ambient - manufacturers of precise timecode systems. 🤍ambient.de #Timecode #Synchronization #Filmmaking #Ambient #Sync
Best man! Thank you so, so much for those great explanations <3
Very interesting, and I am glad I living in PAL land.
I would like to ask. In the past, I was in short film production. We were having a sound engineer and a professional director of photography/filmmaker. The sound engineer used the gadgets you mention to synchronise the timecode with the filmmakers.
Q: Is the use of the clapperboard necessary or is it use outdated? Does the clapperboard serve any reason today?
A poor (wo)man's timecode: SMPTE timecode recorded on your phone or mp3 player and long cables. Timecode is simply a square wave on an analog signal. Record an hour or more of timecode as an mp3. Use 3.5mm Y cables to split the output to 2, 3, 4 or more outputs. Connect the mp3 player to cameras and recorders using long 3.5mm cables.
While the cameras know nothing about the timecodes, your editing software or plugin can read it and make use of it. If all you are interested in is syncing tracks any auto audio align function should be able to do that.
I am thinking of doing without the wires by using a wireless group headset system like used for audience audio assistance or tour guides. Plug my mp3 player into the transmitter and then plug a receiver into each camera and recorder.
THANK YOU MEN!!!!
Dense, but super interesting. Thank's for producing and sharing this.
that was NOT a "square wave"
By far the best discussion of the history of timecode ever. I lived thru many of the early ones from edge numbering to editing 2” tape. Love the new tools..
Now I understand my GoPro
Hey there filmmaker IQ! I am in the process of shooting and editing a podcast/documentary. I had a 3 camera set up (4.6k, 6k, 4K) all connected with timecode via MixPre3ii.
One of the cameras (the 4K) was on 23.976 while everything else was on 24FPS(including the mixpre3ii). The audio is out of sync and I can’t find anything online that could point me in the direction to fix it!
I am on a multicam timeline in resolve and everything else is smooth other than the one camera. It’s driving me crazy and I can’t reshoot it, how can I fix this?
(Summary)I have two camera shooting in 24FPS in 1 shooting 23.976 FPS all being fed a 24Fps timecode, what can I do to the camera to have the video line up with the others?
Thank you so much Sir :)
Wow, the kinescope adds more than 10lbs @ PgX_R-JgpJE&t=3m35s 3:35
Really good video! Love the history!
My name is Ofer, nice to meet you. I have a cooking channel here on YouTube that uses multicam with dual-system audio. I'm using Adobe's Premiere Pro Creative Cloud Subscription. I'm here to ask you and subsequently your channel viewers and colleagues to Join and land a mutual helping hand in this thread to spread the word and make Adobe take us seriously with LTC Timecode implementation. Many other users would be happily willing to sign this thread if they knew its existance. We are reaching the Era where filmmakers have multi cameras laying around and professionals having shoots that end coming back to an obtuse Creative Cloud Applications that have no LTC support in 2020½! This is boggling the mind for such a robust application such as Premiere Pro and AfterEffects. Now since you and many others take their professional life work seriosly I think it's time to make Adobe take a second look and the subject of Imlementation of LTC TimeCode.
This problem needs to be aknowledged. By Viewers and by Adobe.
Even if you work with another NLE of choice it would be super important to have your vote and support all your viewers that do use Premiere Pro as their NLE. It really crucial to have the option to use LTC in Premiere Pro.
the audio fell out of sync on my computer. ;)
I was really hoping you'd make mention of Pilotone, which was necessary on older film cameras, which literally tethered the camera and sound recorder with a signal cable.
You skipped over inked edge numbers