So the editor of this period drama says to me last week, the sync is out, and also commented that the 2nd unit recordist was as much as 5 frames out of sync.... now first of all let's says there's a 2 frame offset.. that still leaves 3 frames adrift.
I use the ambient lockit boxes on arri d21 cams, the master clock however is a ambient acc501... so I tune the lockit boxes to the 501.... half way thorugh the day I re-jam and at most the difference is around 0.04 - 0.25 of a frame out.
My mixer's box is a denecke and I jam this too, however it does not have a timecode out so I cannot check the diffence.
So with such tight sync between all devices, basiclly less than a frame how is it possible that the editors, bless them, are saying the sync is out by more than 3 frames in some cases?
Later on they told us, doesn't matter if it's out, it's out.... I wonder do they really know what timecode is and are they syncing it in post correctly?
I use time of day free run, 25fr, 48khz non dp.
I wonder if the problem could be with the mixer's fostex recorder as this is the only mixer to have a setting where you set the frequency to 48048 but it gets stamped at 48k, making the playback of the recorded audio 0.1% slower?
The 2nd unit mixer uses the same Fostex dv824