SMPTE is needed to bring it all together. Unless you are writing about something else?
SMPTE is how the frames keep synchronized. I'll leave you to read about this at http://www.philrees.co.uk/articles/timecode.htm
Using Sony camcorder DCR-TRV240E and Pinnacle 8 everything
fine EXCEPT I cannot get rid of the time code in the final
product ! Any suggestion welcome !