The process of matching the internal sync generator of a device such as a camera with an external source. Commonly used on music video shoots to sync audio to a timecode slate or for syncing cameras in a multicam shoot.
A device used to lock the frequency of an internal sync generator to an external source.

Audio and video glossary. 2014.

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