The topic of syncing video and audio is usually just associated with timecode jamming for audio and video. Many starting out or even intermediate sound mixers aren’t aware of the advantages of using Genlock and Timecode together.
I say yes because of the following when you don’t have a separate timecode system like Timecode Buddy, Ambient Lockit or Tentacle Sync
To understand what is a frame in regrads to time code? we first need to understand there are several varieties of Time Code used across the world and they consist of two variables which I have outlined below:
VITC, which stands for Vertical Interval Time Code (abbreviated VITC and sometimes pronounced VIHT-see) is data which is encoded into the blank “vertical interval” between video frames.
LTC stands for Longitudinal Time Code. This is a audio signal which transmits a series of square waves from a “Master” device. The Master device would be the main device you are running the timecode from, this could be from mixer to camera or separate timecode box to a mixer or camera.
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. This is the body that developed this standard. You will find this is a rule for many standard like digital being AES, Audio Engineering Society.