On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:07:21 +0100, "NY" wrote:
This is probably a weird, obsessive question...
I've noticed that if you see a programme from a tape archive (eg BBC's
Windmill Road) with burnt-in timecode, the TC often begins at 10:00:00
rather than 00:00:00. An example is
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf3zE0x_dkI Is there a reason why they
chose to begin the TC at a "zero" of 10:00:00?
You'll notice that there's a clock before 10:00:00:00. If you start
the programme at 00:00:00:00 the clock would run from, say
23:59:30:00, which can be a trifle disconcerting.
10:00:00:00 was the BBC convention for complete programmes, but
inserts could be run from any time code which seemed appropriate.