Logging Tapes with Duplicate Timecode Numbers
If you have to log tapes that have duplicate timecode numbers, make sure that you
account for any timecode breaks by assigning separate reel numbers for each section
of tape where the timecode reset to 00:00:00:00.
For example, suppose you have a DV tape with footage from 00:00:00:00 to 00:30:00:00,
followed by a timecode break. You could name the first half of the tape reel 4-A, and
the second half of the tape (which goes from 00:30:00:00 through the end of the tape
reel), 4-B. Clips from both reel 4-A and 4-B actually come from one physical tape
labeled reel 4, but for ease of media management and clip recapturing, it helps to have
a unique reel number for each section of continuous timecode, so you are never
confused about where on the tape a particular timecode number is located.