I'm in the process of building a portable battery pack for my Tascam DA-P1 field recorder, the original battery is bust.
My problem is, how do I sync up audio with video? I plan to use it in conjunction with a Camcorder. I understand that some audio and video have timecode built in, but I'm unsure about the Tascam. I imagine it would, but my way of transferring it to my PC is out through digital coaxial into a surround amp and then to my computer through Optical. I know it's a bit messy but my dad has all the proper kit to himself. I'm worried that doing it this way, might lose the timecode.
So Facepunch, I ask you, should the timecode still be there? Or will i have to resort to smacking bits of wood together and syncing up audio manually.
I would buy a clapperboard but I'm saving my money.
The Tascam is brilliant by the way, there's two recordings that I did here:
Plugged into mains power.