What does it mean for time code to be in phase with video?
When time code is recorded on video tape, it must be synchronous with the video signal, meaning that the beginning of each time code word must coincide with the beginning of the video frame it describes. This is essential for video editing. Each word of time code is made up of 80 bits, numbered from 00 to 79. Time code is phased properly with video when the end of bit 79 of time code lines up with field 1 line 5 of video (± 1 line).
How can the SR-3R tell me if time code is properly aligned with video?
You can monitor the sync between the incoming time code and the external video reference on the reader display. This feature is only available if “Video Sync” is on and if video is present. Press and hold the “Fix Video ø” switch: the reader now shows which bit of the time code word lines up with video F1L5.
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