film clapper board

The Clapperboard Resolution.

The snap of the clapperboard is hard to miss. Frequented in Musicals, Dramas, and in movies. This quotidian device serves as an important tool in the filmmaking and video production. 

I am sure that you are aware of its function - to designate and mark particular scenes and takes recorded during a production. 

But the most important function ( that is often forgotten )of a clapperboard is to assist in the synchronizing of picture and sound! How, you ask?

The sharp “clap” noise that the clapperboard makes can be identified easily on the audio track, and the shutting of the clapstick can be identified easily on the separate visual track.

The two tracks can then be precisely synchronised by matching the sound and movement

That’s a wrap!

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