I am finishing the edit on a film and the final mix sound editor is asking for me to include the universal counting leader and to have the timecode for the movie to start at 00:00. This means all the upfront counting leader timecode needs to start before 00:00. The counting leader is 11 seconds in length. How can I accomplish this?
Should not make a jot of difference to the audio engineer what TC the Program starts at but ask him why maybe.
Generally we use 00:01:30:00 for Program Start and the SMPTE leader precedes this if we use one at all. ( More out of habit than neccesity)
FWIW: Countdown Leaders dont play as big a part in digital media as much as they did in analogue and tape deck days.