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How can I sync multiple cameras & sound easily?

This is Sync Simplified

Our production workflows are designed to deliver optimal efficiency throughout the multicamera production and post-production process. Using our system ensures each camera and audio device on a shoot is running frame-accurate timecode, synchronised over RF. This allows the media from all sources to be effortlessly aligned in postproduction.

  • Synchronise multiple video and sound sources
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  • Use our products to provide the master timecode or slave to facility timecode
  • A versatile and scaleable RF sync solution – from simple two camera productions, to complex multicamera location shoots, and 360VR
  • All media is delivered time-stamped, perfectly synchronised and ready for an efficient edit
  • The convenience of central wireless control of your workflow from all Timecode Systems products from BLINK Hub app

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Industry Recognised

Our solutions are compatible with any multicamera production workflow, including:

Reality
Television

Scripted
production

News, PSC/ENG & factual

Sports

As used by…

The Island with Bear Grylls, Gold Rush, The Grand Tour, American Horror Story, Joe Gibbs Racing (NASCAR), NHL, Hell Boy, James Bond Spectre, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alice in the Looking Glass, The Great British Bake Off, Zoolander, Masterchef, Made In Chelsea, The Apprentice, Hunted

Case Studies

Rhizomatik

Syncing a special effects show in Japan

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Syncing feature film action sequences

The Grand Tour

How sync put the crew back in the driver’s seat

How sync helped the crew put ‘more money on screen’

Syncing a self-shot show

Motor Sport

How a motor sport team used sync to boost pit lane performance

How we synced an arena-based TV gameshow

Sensation

Syncing 360VR content at a huge dance music event

Medical
Documentaries

Syncing real-life ‘point of view’ medical documentaries

Revolution

How we synced a new action sports Sky One TV show

Making

Multicamera

Mainstream

The demand for video content is huge. And growing rapidly. The only thing holding back the growth of multicamera content creation is the time, hassle and inconvenience of aligning and editing together recordings from different cameras. Our wireless sync solution locks multiple video and sound sources together at the point of shooting, allowing a simpler more efficient edit.




A simple, cost-effective RF synchronisation solution when shooting with multiple cameras and professional sound.

• Attach an UltraSync ONE to each audio and video source.
• Configure one UltraSync ONE as the ‘master’ (typically connected to the sound recorder). This unit generates the timecode for the shoot.
• Set all other UltraSync ONE units as ‘slaves’ using the same RF channel as the ‘master’.
• All source jam to the same extremely accurate clock.

Multicamera (sync only)

BACK

Buy a multicamera sync starter kit




Adding a :pulse as the ‘master’ connects your workflow to the BLINK Hub app, unlocking our system’s wireless control and status monitoring features.

• Configure a :pulse as the master (typically connected to the sound recorder).
• Attach an UltraSync ONE to all other audio and video sources, all set in ‘slave’ mode using the same RF channel as the ‘master’.
• Connect your workflow to the BLINK Hub app via the :pulse’s Ethernet or its WiFi network.
• Status monitor and control your Timecode Systems units centrally from the app using any smartphone, tablet or Mac computer.

Multicamera (sync + control)

BACK

Buy a multicamera + control kit




Our UltraSync ONE DSLR workflow provides a robust synchronisation solution for cameras without a timecode input.

• To sync your DSLR, attach an UltraSync ONE to your camera’s 3.5mm jack port using the TCB-42 cable.
• Select the following menu settings: System Settings > LTC Output Level > Mic Level.
• Set your DSLR UltraSync ONE as a ‘slave’ using the same RF channel as the ‘master’ for the shoot.
• Timecode is then recorded to the audio track of the camera (often referred to as AUX TC).
• In post production this AUX TC needs to be converted to embedded timecode in the video file.
• AVID Media Composer and BMD DaVinci Resolve can natively decode AUX TC. However, for other non-linear editing systems such as Apple FCP X and Adobe Premier Pro, you will need additional software to decode the AUX TC.
• We recommend VideoToolShed's AUX TC Reader software.

DSLR

BACK

Buy a DSLR timecode kit

Buy VideoToolShed's software




Add SyncBac PROs to your multicamera sync network to integrate any GoPro cameras into a professional production workflow.

• To sync your GoPro into a multicamera shoot attach a SyncBac PRO to your camera.
• Your GoPro will now shoot in sync with other cameras and sound with timecode embed directly into the camera’s MP4 file.
• To activate remote camera control features, introduce a :pulse as the ‘master’ and connect your workflow to the BLINK Hub via its Ethernet port or over WiFi.
• You can now remotely control multiple GoPro cameras centrally from the app using any smartphone, tablet or Mac computer.

GoPro

BACK

Buy a GoPro timecode kit




Connect a :pulse to your Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorder to access advanced metadata sharing and remote audio control features.

• Establish the :pulse as ‘master’ by connecting it to your mixer using the TCB-20 timecode cable.
• To use the word clock from the :pulse as the sync reference, attach the TCB-10 synccable and adjust the settings on your mixer/recorder to accept external timecode/word clock.
• Allow your mixer/recorder to receive control commands from the BLINK Hub app by connecting the TCB-40 control cable.
• Connect to the BLINK Hub app (over WiFi or Ethernet from the :pulse).
• You now have access to advanced track and take control features, and remote status monitoring and control from your smartphone tablet or Mac.

Sound Devices

BACK

Buy a Sound Devices timecode kit




Our 360VR workflow enables multiple GoPro cameras rigged for 360-degree filming to shoot in sync and be controlled simultaneously as a group.

• Configure a :pulse as the master (typically connected to the sound mixer if separate audio is being recorded).
• Attach a SyncBac PRO to all GoPro cameras, set in ‘slave’ mode using the same RF channel as the ‘master’.
• Your GoPro cameras will now all shoot in sync, with timecode embed directly into the camera’s MP4 file
• Connect your workflow to the BLINK Hub app via the :pulse’s Ethernet or its WiFi network.
• You can now status monitor and control your GoPro cameras simultaneously as a group, centrally from the BLINK Hub app using any smartphone, tablet or Mac computer.

360VR

BACK

Buy a 360VR kit

Our Workflows

Multicamera (Sync only)

Multicamera (Sync only)

A simple, cost-effective RF synchronisation solution when shooting with multiple cameras and professional sound.

• Attach an UltraSync ONE to each audio and video source.
• Configure one UltraSync ONE as the ‘master’ (typically connected to the sound recorder). This unit generates the timecode for the shoot.
• Set all other UltraSync ONE units as ‘slaves’ using the same RF channel as the ‘master’.
• All source jam to the same extremely accurate clock.

Multicamera (sync + control)

Multicamera (sync + control)

Adding a :pulse as the ‘master’ connects your workflow to the BLINK Hub app, unlocking our system’s wireless control and status monitoring features.

• Configure a :pulse as the master (typically connected to the sound recorder).
• Attach an UltraSync ONE to all other audio and video sources, all set in ‘slave’ mode using the same RF channel as the ‘master’.
• Connect your workflow to the BLINK Hub app via the :pulse’s Ethernet or its WiFi network.
• Status monitor and control your Timecode Systems units centrally from the app using any smartphone, tablet or Mac computer.

DSLR

DSLR

Our UltraSync ONE DSLR workflow provides a robust synchronisation solution for cameras without a timecode input.

• To sync your DSLR, attach an UltraSync ONE to your camera’s 3.5mm jack port using the TCB-42 cable.
• Select the following menu settings: System Settings > LTC Output Level > Mic Level.
• Set your DSLR UltraSync ONE as a ‘slave’ using the same RF channel as the ‘master’ for the shoot.
• Timecode is recorded to the audio track of the camera.
• AVID can natively decode timecode off the audio track. Alternatively, use plugins such as Video Tool Shed’s LTC Convert (AUXTC).

GoPro

GoPro

Add SyncBac PROs to your multicamera sync network to integrate any GoPro cameras into a professional production workflow.

• To sync your GoPro into a multicamera shoot attach a SyncBac PRO to your camera.
• Your GoPro will now shoot in sync with other cameras and sound with timecode embed directly into the camera’s MP4 file.
• To activate remote camera control features, introduce a :pulse as the ‘master’ and connect your workflow to the BLINK Hub via its Ethernet port or over WiFi.
• You can now remotely control multiple GoPro cameras centrally from the app using any smartphone, tablet or Mac computer.

Sound Devices

Sound Devices

Connect a :pulse to your Sound Devices 6-Series mixer/recorder to access advanced metadata sharing and remote audio control features.

• Establish the :pulse as ‘master’ by connecting it to your mixer using the TCB-20 timecode cable.
• To use the word clock from the :pulse as the sync reference, attach the TCB-10 synccable and adjust the settings on your mixer/recorder to accept external timecode/word clock.
• Allow your mixer/recorder to receive control commands from the BLINK Hub app by connecting the TCB-40 control cable.
• Connect to the BLINK Hub app (over WiFi or Ethernet from the :pulse).
• You now have access to advanced track and take control features, and remote status monitoring and control from your smartphone tablet or Mac.

360VR

360VR

Our 360VR workflow enables multiple GoPro cameras rigged for 360-degree filming to shoot in sync and be controlled simultaneously as a group.

• Configure a :pulse as the master (typically connected to the sound mixer if separate audio is being recorded).
• Attach a SyncBac PRO to all GoPro cameras, set in ‘slave’ mode using the same RF channel as the ‘master’.
• Your GoPro cameras will now all shoot in sync, with timecode embed directly into the camera’s MP4 file
• Connect your workflow to the BLINK Hub app via the :pulse’s Ethernet or its WiFi network.
• You can now status monitor and control your GoPro cameras simultaneously as a group, centrally from the BLINK Hub app using any smartphone, tablet or Mac computer.

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Contact Us

At Timecode Systems we want to make communication simple. If you have any questions or need support from a member of our experienced technical team please contact us.