Drop-frame timecode

A version of the SMPTE timecode used for color video recording where two frames are dropped at the beginning of each minute, except at the beginning of every tenth minute, devised to compensate for the difference between the NTSC (US) standard of 29.97fps and a real-time counter. The difference equates to 108 frames per hour. To avoid this confusion, most audio-only synchronization applications specify a non-drop time code.

« Back to Glossary Index
%d bloggers like this: