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During recording, a time code is recorded on the tape. This code is to confirm the location of the recorded scene on the tape during playback. If recording starts from a blank portion, the time code begins counting from â00:00:00â (minute:second:frame). If recording starts from the end of a previously recorded scene, the time code continues from the last time code number. To perform Random Assemble Editing ( pg. 65), time code is necessary. If during recording a blank portion is recorded partway through the tape, the time code is interrupted. When recording is resumed, the time code starts counting up again from â00:00:00â. This means the camcorder may record the same time codes as those existing in a previously recorded scene. To prevent leaving a blank portion on a tape, perform the procedure in âRecording From The Middle of A Tapeâ ( pg. 22) in the following cases; â¢After playing back the recorded tape, when Display you shoot again. â¢When power shuts off during shooting. Time code is displayed â¢When a tape is removed and re-inserted during playback. during shooting. â¢When shooting using a partially recorded tape. â¢When shooting on a blank portion located partway through the tape. â¢When shooting again after already shooting a scene and opening/closing the cassette cover.
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Frames (30 frames = 1 second)
â The Time Code cannot be reset. â During fast-forwarding and rewinding, time code indication does not move smoothly.
When blank portion is recorded on a tape
Time code 00:00:00 Tape Already recorded scene Time code 05:43:21 Blank Time code 00:00:00 Newly recorded scene Shooting start point
Shooting start point
Shooting stop point
Time code 00:00:00 Tape Already recorded scene Time code 05:43:21 Time code 05:44:00 Latest scene Shooting start point