dropframetimecode For Mac Publisher's description
Drop-Frame Timecode notation is also commonly used when compare durations.
However, Drop-Frame Timecode notation is also a convieniant way to express duration. For example, a 900 frame commercial spot is commonly described as having a duration of 00:00:30:00. This pattern of use infers values beyond those described by SMPTE. For example, a four-day telethon could be described as having a duration of 96:00:00:00.
For these long events, sometimes an extra column for days is used, so the string becomes DD:HH:MM:SS:FF.
Drop-Frame Timecode notation is also commonly used when compare durations. In this usage pattern, the notation is extended to support a concept of sign. For Example a negative value can represent that a timeslot is insufficiently filled (time-under) by programming, while a positive value represents the opposite (time-over) condition.
In these ways, Drop-Frame Timecode notation is used in ways not encompassed by the original SMPTE definitions.
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