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Pro Tools® 10 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Frank D. Cook

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11 Synchronization

If you need to synchronize playback and recording in Pro Tools to some external device (such as a video deck or a multitrack tape recorder), this chapter will be of special interest to you. It includes both basic concepts and some fairly technical information. You may not absorb it all at first reading, but it will provide some context for dealing with synchronization issues when they arise.

As you will see, various levels of synchronization are possible with Pro Tools. Your synchronization requirements may be no more complicated than simply triggering playback at the correct position in the session’s Timeline, when the corresponding time code location is received from the master device (trigger sync). More sophisticated techniques ...

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