time-code generator

time-code generator

[′tīm ¦kōd ‚jen·ə‚rā·dər]
(electronics)
A crystal-controlled pulse generator that produces a train of pulses with various predetermined widths and spacings, from which the time of day and sometimes also day of year can be determined; used in telemetry and other data-acquisition systems to provide the precise time of each event.
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This single, compact unit, which has already won numerous awards and accolades since making its first public appearance at NAB 2010, negates the need for a separate time-code generator, monitor and field recorder, thus reducing location set-up time and simplifying video acquisition.
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