Adding Standard Leader and Trailer Elements
If you’re outputting your clip or sequence for delivery to a post-production house, tape
duplication facility, or television station, there are accepted conventions for how leader
elements are placed on tape. Here is one common way to lay out elements, although
some facilities have different standards. When in doubt, ask ahead for what is preferred.
After all leader elements have played, your program should start at hour 01:00:00:00,
unless you are given specific instructions otherwise.
Note: If you’re blacking tapes in advance, start the timecode at 00:58:00:00 so you can
start the leader elements at 00:58:30:00.