16 mm Two Track Transfer + TC Track
16 mm Two Track Transfer + TC Track
In a nutshell

16 mm Two Track Transfer + TC Track process, required for classic table-film-editing done along with virtual-sound-editing (Pro Tools, Pyramix, etc), consists in transferring, while listening, original dailies sound (¼"analog audio tape, DAT or Hard Drive) on 16 mm two-track perforated magnetic film, and in adding a new Timecode, continuous and increasing, laid down on a special track between perforations line and film edge. A two-track mirror DAT with the same Timecode is recorded in parallel; it will be used for conformation process once film editing is finished, using an editing decision list (EDL). However, 16 mm tape-speed and track-width being lower than in 35 mm, it is sometimes necessary to record Timecode on one of the two audio tracks. The remaining audio track is then the sum of the two original tracks.

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