Drop Frame

A type of SMPTE time code designed to match the real-time of common clocks.

A type of SMPTE time code designed to exactly match the real-time of common clocks. To accomplish this, two frames of time code are dropped every minute, on the minute, except every tenth minute. This corrects for the fact that video frames occur at a rate of 29.97 per second, rather than an exact 30 frames per second (see Non-Drop Frame). This time code system is used in television to insure that broadcast times coincide with real-time.

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Drop Frame
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