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genlock

[′gen‚läk]
(electronics)

genlock

(GENerator LOCKing) Synchronizing multiple video signals from cameras, video recorders and external sources. Genlock emits a signal for each frame, and professional video equipment has a dedicated sync port for this function. A frame's timecode is also used for synchronization; however, the clocks in each device may not be 100% precise, and recordings can drift.
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Problem is, many of those broadcast composite mixers require every source to be genlocked and each video frame to enter the mixer in lockstep.
The switches support SMPTE ST 2110-10 standard system timing and definition and ST 2059-2 permitting interoperable use of IP-based media equipment with conventional genlocked SDI equipment, and they are Ravenna AES67-approved.
Set up as a four-camera array system--all shutter and genlocked together with a single-point trigger, the footage was then displayed on overhead panels while shooting the corresponding green screen plates with the actors.
The camera can be genlocked and demonstrates a wide temperature tolerance, from -25 to +50 C, allowing outdoor use from winter sports to the hottest mid-summer events, as per the official release.