A time code
is a sequence of numeric codes generated at regular intervals by a timing system. Time codes are used extensively for synchronization
'SMPTE time code' family of timecodes used in film, video and audio production:
Other related time and sequence codes:
Time codes for purposes other than video and audio production:
- IRIG time codes Used for military, government and commercial purposes.
- 'Timecode: A user's guide, second edition' by John Ratcliff, [Focal Press]
- 'A Technical Introduction to Digital Video' by Charles Poynton