(1) (verb) To record timecodetime code on a blank track of audio tape or video tape or magnetic film.

(2) (noun) A timecodetime code and video black written to a video tape before any audio or video information is written.

(3) SMPTE timecode written to unexposed mag film where a frame in the leader is arbitrarily chosen to be 00:00:00:00. Information about reel number, etc., is contained in the user bits data area. If the timecodetime code is recorded before any other signals go on the tape, the procedure is known as prestriping. Short for single-stripe.

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