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From Chace Audio

In reference to an audio transfer, a "wild" transfer is one in which the source audio has a synchronized reference, such as time code, sync tone, or mag film sprockets, and the target recording is made without maintaining the sync/audio relationship of the source.

A wild recording results when the target medium does not incorporate any sync technology (i.e. audio cassette) or when the engineer fails to properly synchronize the source (playback) and target (record) machines. A wild transfer of a soundtrack mix will not maintain correct sync with its picture master and will randomly drift in time compared to the picture.

Synchronization of a wild transfer to a picture master is very difficult and labor intensive.