Time Code Note

Time code is an embedded, coded signal on film or videotape, generated when the camera rolls. It provides information such as time of recording, frame number, or exposure. Making a time code note is a way to identify a particular place or selection in the footage for future reference.


A visual representation of the film in editing software. Video clips, titles, logos, music all appear as colored blocks that are rearranged on the timeline. See ‘Sequence’

Title safe

A border around the screen that ensures titles will not disappear off the screen if the monitor is not set up correctly. Particularly important in the broadcast.


On-screen text or moving images that help illustrate points in the video. Opening titles may be used in TV.