Edit control protocols

Signaling scheme (record, pause, rewind, and so on) that allow computers and analog tape decks to communicate.

The term edit control protocols refer to the signaling standards that allow communication between a digital computer and an analog tape device: record, play, pause, rewind, etc.

Edit control protocols can be one-way or two-ways.  One-way protocols allow the computer to trigger an operation on the analog device; two-way protocols allows both the digital editing device and the analog storage device to synchronize.

The most common edit control protocols are ViSCA, Control-L (LANC), Control-M, Control-S, IR, and synchro-edit.



Edit control protocols
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