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A "newspaper in the photo" but for audio? Audible hash/signature/password/watermark for timestamp? What (live?) audio channel validates Proof of Time?

TL;Dr: Is recording by livestreaming your own audio 24/7 the securest method as an individual, to get a "newspaper in the photo" audio proof? (Withstanding latency...) Is there any better ...
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How to mark certain points on the track in Adobe Audition while recording?

What is the best way to mark or highlight certain points or timestamps on the track while recording an audio file in Adobe Audition? This is mainly for relatively long recordings or interviews and ...
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How does one get timecode onto a 5d Mark IV from a Sound Devices MixPre-3 II?

I know how the audio recorder/mixer works. It can send out timecode. The question is, Can the Canon 5D Mark IV take that timecode in? Sometimes a 3.5mm input can take in a timecode signal. Does ...
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How does Reaper interpret timecode?

I'm trying to export audio out of Reaper but the timecode I see inside vs outside of the application are different. I have a tool that can align audio to video automatically using timecode but the ...
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How are frames dropped in 59.94 fps drop-frame timecode? [closed]

The pattern for dropping frames in 29.97 drop-frame SMPTE timecode is well documented (2 frames at every minute except when minute is a multiple of 10). I was wondering how it works with 59.94 fps ...
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Jam syncing TC from SD 744T to the Arri Alexa

I may already have the answer to this but I am just making sure. I have watched a few video's that kinda explain how to Jam Sync TC from the Sound Device 744T to the Arri Alexa. If I am right, you ...
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Time code audio tracks in DAW?

How do you generate audio time code (LTC) tracks, if your platform doesn't offer them natively? Some DAWs can generate auxiliary LTC tracks, but many don't. Audible time code may not be useful right ...
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I need to record a control track (timecode noise) as a WAV file. Can this be done through software only?

To sync up the Audio Description track, the client requires a separate Control Track, which I gather is an output of timecode that matches the audio sync. Anyone familiar with this notion, and how ...
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23.976fps vs 24fps nightmare

So I just started work on a 23.976fps project that has some scenes that were accidentally shot in 24fps (of course, these scenes are sprinkled throughout every reel...). Sound was recorded at 23....
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Re-syncing Sound to a Directors Cut

So I did the sound edit and final mix for a short film a few months ago. The director was happy and signed off the film. Great. But now he has got in touch to ask if I will again do the sound edit for ...
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Sending over stems from a DA88-is it worth investing?

Hi guys, I am looking through the delivery requirements of a project that's a feature film with a 5.1 mix. In the past I have always sent stems as separate wavs and any OMF's/Sessions to boot. The ...
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Creating MIDI Files - Explanation of time division in header chunk

I've been reading about MIDI file structure as I'm interested in writing an application that would read/write files in this format, but I'm a little confused about time divison in the header chunk. ...
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Question about Timecodes, and Final Exports!

Hey everyone, Currently reading Audio Post Production for Television and Film by Hilary Wyatt (good read!) Anywho. . I recently did the sound for a film over here in Belfast. The original sound I ...
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Timecode questions

So I'm transferring and EDL and heres the situation. The timecode on the EDL doesn't match with the time code on my Pro Tools Session --clarification The third number pair xx:xx:33:xx goes up higher ...
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How does one get timecode onto a 5d at the same time as hopping an audio feed from the mixer?

Hey people, A question: I have a shoot coming up in a few days where the client would like to be able to have timecode as well as be able to play back footage shot on 5d mk2 WITH audio...i.e a feed ...
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How crucial is recording with timecode?

Hey. I wil be working on student film production soon. The camera for the job is Arri Alexa, I will be using Sound Devices either 744t or 788t. The problem I faced is the lack of time code cables at ...
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Is it possible to move multitrack files between sequencers?

Is it possible to take a file tracked in, say, Logic or Garageband, and move it to Reaper or Audacity? This would be useful when a client wants to review the multitrack files before mixing, but doesn'...
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How can I change the master BPM in my song without stretching the recorded wav files?

I am using Ableton live 8. I just recorded three tracks of live audio (vocals and guitar) and did not pay attention to the BPM of the song. Now I would like to tap the correct BPM without stretching ...
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Starting before picture lock

I just jumped on-board to do the sound design for this 30min short. The director has asked me to gather SFX, ambiences, etc. before the picture is locked. This is my first big project. Is a movie file ...
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Capturing Timecode Using an Apogee Duet

This may not be possible, but here it goes... I'm curious if I can capture timecode out of a DV camera, using a BNC Male to XLR Male converter cable, into an Apogee Duet. I will be recording an ...
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Timecode irregularity post

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 ...
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Timecode Standards

Ok, so, there are a million different format, framerate, bit depth, sample rate, etc combinations out there, especially now that you have DSLRs shooting video, prosumer cameras that shoot in "24P" (...
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