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longitudinal time code (LTC)

The Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) is a time code that includes all time information of video signals: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, and Frames. It is frame accurate and consists of audio information that can be stored on magnetic tapes

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Video recording with VITC and LTC time code

Video recording with VITC and LTC time code

The LTC code can be integrated into the video signal, but it can also be stored as a longitudinal track on the magnetic tape like an audio signal, or it can be transmitted in the vertical blanking interval of the picture change. This method is called Vertical Interval Time Code

(VITC). The LTC time code is used for the synchronisation ofvideos, it can be integrated into the video signal and is retained even during fast rewinding. .

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Englisch: longitudinal time code - LTC
Updated at: 27.09.2007
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