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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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What is the difference between User Bit and Time Code

Hi guys, I found a little bit confusing about the differences between Userbit and Timecode.. anyone can help me, i searched through this forum but cannot find the answer about it...thanx guys I really appreciate any comment in this thread..
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Old November 29th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #2
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User bits are set by the user and they don’t change automatically.
You may use this information as you desire. For example tape #, take #, scene #, etc.
There are 4 digits (01:02:03:04).
The range for each digit is from 0 to 255 written in hex format (00…FF).

A time code changes on each frame and it is a mechanism to identify each frame.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 11:25 PM   #3
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Ah I see, so are we have to set it each time we start shooting?hmm.. I will try it in my camera..
thanx for the information Robert..
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Old November 30th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #4
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Fun with user bits:

DE AD BE EF

and

FE ED FA CE

and

C0 FF EE

any others?
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Old March 21st, 2017, 10:40 AM   #5
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Re: What is the difference between User Bit and Time Code

can anyone make me another example of use? In a documentary where everything is boom and go how could be used it?
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Old March 21st, 2017, 01:47 PM   #6
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Re: What is the difference between User Bit and Time Code

User bits are helpful for identifying footage later in post... C1 for Camera One, C2 for Camera Two, etc.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 02:10 PM   #7
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Re: What is the difference between User Bit and Time Code

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Fun with user bits:

DE AD BE EF

and

FE ED FA CE

and

C0 FF EE

any others?
Speaking of Java:

CAFE BABE
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