I'm a student editor at a film college and often receive DAT audio tapes from other students in the film production program. We were wondering whether the DAT audio tapes have a timecode track on them.
I was looking at the DAT deck they gave me to digitize the audio, I couldn't find any port that looked liked it would transmit timecode information. Only used XLR cables to import the audio into my Avid.
Generally (always in my experience) the timecode information is transferred to the DAW or edit station via the rs422 protocol 9pin remote cable . This controls the dat deck as a vtr and the timecode is a part of this positioning data