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Time code

A time code is a sequence of numeric codes generated at regular intervals by a timing system. Time codes are used extensively for synchronization.

'SMPTE time code' family of timecodes used in film, video and audio production:

Other related time and sequence codes:

Time codes for purposes other than video and audio production:

See also:

See also:

References:

  • 'Timecode: A user's guide, second edition' by John Ratcliff, [Focal Press]
  • 'A Technical Introduction to Digital Video' by Charles Poynton



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