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Parameters of Time Code

SMPTE has only two parameters that affect the format. The first is the frame rate, which is how fast the time code is going. The second is the frame count, which determines which frame numbers are skipped in order to stay aligned with the real time clock.

Now that you’re armed with a basic understanding of SMPTE and how it works, I will describe each SMPTE format, what it is used for, and any quirks or problems associated with it.


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