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Wild Time Code

A phrase used to describe time code that is not resolved to any known reference. It is time code that is just running (or recorded) at whatever rate the time code generator happens to be putting out. This often becomes an issue when someone stripes time code to a video tape without resolving it to the frame rate of the video. The time code will drift relative to video such that it can become impossible to later sync audio material recorded to the working video dub (and its wild time code) to the master video tape.

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