Time code is based on 30 frames per second;
however, gaps in the actual time occur during
extended periods of recording as the actual frame
frequency of NTSC image signal is 29.97 frames
per second. Drop frame corrects this gap to make
time code and actual time equal. In drop frame,
the first 2 frame numbers are removed every
minute except in every tenth minute. Time code
without this correction is called non-drop frame.
You can select how the time code advances.
B REC RUN
Advances the time code only during
Select this setting to record the time code
sequentially from the last time code of the
Advances the time code regardless of
operation of your camcorder.
• Even if the time code advances in the [REC
RUN] mode, the time code may not be recorded
sequentially in the following cases:
– When the recording format is changed.
– When the recording media is removed.
Records the newly set time code on the
Reads the last time code of the previous
recording from the recording media and
records the new time code consecutively
from the last time code during the
The time code runs in [REC RUN] mode
regardless of the setting of [TC RUN].
UB TIME REC
Does not save the actual time in the user
Saves the actual time in the user bit code.
• The last 2 digits are fixed to 00 when it is set to