Thank you so much for all the info here!
I have been working as film music composer since about 2008 and so far I had no requests from sound mixing houses to send them wave files with sound stamps unless they are configured in Pro Tools.
I wanted to delve into it though and see if it’s an easy thing to do, and how universal these time stamps would be, in terms of being opened in Pro Tools, which seems that everyone in mixing houses work with.
If the budget is medium to low, sound houses are happy to work with exported wave files (not with a time stamp), with the timecodes indicated on the name of the file.
I think this is because directors and producers are changing their minds constantly and editing usually takes place until just before a film is released…
Once I worked with a sound engineer who mixed my score, he timestamped the files, and due to constant changes by the director, we ended up with far more headaches than solutions.
A new thing now is request of click tracks, I think it’s a good idea, unless the writing calls for rubato I suppose.
Cheers for all the info again!