Timecode for recording


Can you set a time code in audacity to record the actual clock time - ie. the actual time of day as reflected in your windows calender?


No, but you can buy a SMPTE timecode generator and put that (an audio signal) on one of the Audacity recorded channels. I think that’s the closest we get to accurate time. You can use that to set audio tracks to 1/30 second accuracy (in the US). That’s what video editors use.

One of the problems with using machine time is accuracy. Internal clocks are terrible. I think the clocks at work aren’t any nearer to real time than about ten minutes. And it moves. I can hear you telling me to connect to an internet clock and solve everything. Except sound capture in the field where there is no internet.

So no, it’s harder than you think.