A hands-on manual by a Hollywood veteran sound recordist for sound and production personnel, on the set and post. All the new DAT and analog timecode techniques and tricks for syncing film and video are explained with everyday useful hints. Covered are: transfer to video tape, 3:2, filming TV's, computer screens, "pull up" and "pull down" and speeds of 60.05, 60, 59.94, 30, 29.97, 25, 24.02, 24, 32, 42.336, 44.056, 44.1, 44.144, 45.937, 46.0801, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 50. All the new machines: HHB PDR 1000TC, Fostex PD-2, PD-4, D-7, D-8, Sonosax, Nagra IV-ST, Nagra D, Nagra TC conversions, Sony 7030, and DA-88 have unique capabilities and undocumented bugs. Many special cases are reviewed and detailed technical instructions and menu settings are given. PD-4 and 7030 unpublished menu settings are given. Video 24 frame and computer screen synchronizing with film cameras at 24, 29.97 and 30 fr/s are explained in detail. The Cinematography Electronics (Barton) sync box is explained. Sources on the Internet are given. Some workstation post systems and their unique sync problems are touched on. Guidelines on how producers can sort out interdepartmental blaming are discussed. This is a "how to do it" manual with an easy to grasp explanation of underlying theory. If you work in the film/video field and sync is of interest, this is a must-have instruction and reference manual.
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