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List of Timecode / Audio IN connections for Popular Cameras.

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I have made a (hopefully) useful list of different connections that popluar cameras have for jamming timecode and for scratch tracks etc.. 

 

For the Full List visit: http://wp.me/p2Vzd6-fk at www.soundrolling.com

 

 

If you want the newest cameras including Amira and Sony F7 then get the offline PDF version that you can use offline : http://soundrolling.com/sound-products/camera-timecode-tutorials/

 

 

Arri Alexa (and all versions of it like Alexa XT.. isn't that nice of them!)
see on http://wp.me/p2Vzd6-fk

 

RED Scarlet / RED Epic / RED Epic Dragon
see on http://wp.me/p2Vzd6-fk

 

RED One
Timecode - LEMO 5-pin Timecode In/out (TC)
Audio IN - 4x 3-pin mini XLR connectors
as a side note they mentioned these bits relating to audio which could be a job saver if not a life one: 
-  You should always use a RED DIGITAL CINEMA XLR to mini-XLR adaptor cable, which provides a -4dB pad, to achieve an appropriate input signal level.
-  The 48 V Phantom Power source is automatically disabled on each power cycle
-  Low sensitivity phantom powered microphones may exhibit excessive noise, so consider an ex-ternal +48V phantom power source, or use a dynamic microphone.
-  Input Level range for Microphone Inputs is +36dB to +54dB.
-  Input Level for Line Level inputs may not be adjusted.

 

BlackMagic Cameras
Timecode - N/A
Audio IN - 2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels.

 

SONY F65
Timecode - BNC
Audio IN - N/A

 

View the full list: http://wp.me/p2Vzd6-fk

 

Thanks

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You should always use a RED DIGITAL CINEMA XLR to mini-XLR adaptor cable, which provides a -4dB pad, to achieve an appropriate input signal level.

 

Good list, very helpful! I don't agree with Red's advice on this, however. I believe there are several ways to pad down a line-level signal going into the camera. My memory is that what I usually do is take a Lectro output down to about -25 or -30 and then get a standard -20dBFS tone at roughly the center-point on the Red level meter, strictly for reference only. I do try to listen to the camera headphone output to make sure I don't hear something that sounds like a square wave, indicative of distortion.

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thanks soundrolling. one note: I don't believe the RED Epic/Scarlet series outputs TC on the 4 pin LEMO, only receives.

 

Yup, the the 4-pin sync port on the Epic/Scarlet is TC Input only, no output. 

However on the pro IO Module there is the standard 5-pin lemo with TC in/out. 

Meizler Module has a BNC TC input.

And the REDSYNC Master (not yet released) I think has non-standard 5-pin TC I/O. The TC I/O pins I think are same as standard but I think they use at least one of the other pins for something else, but no way to confirm that until it is released or a manual is published.

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And the REDSYNC Master (not yet released) I think has non-standard 5-pin TC I/O. The TC I/O pins I think are same as standard but I think they use at least one of the other pins for something else, but no way to confirm that until it is released or a manual is published.

 

Doh!  One camera company, using three different connectors and pin-outs for timecode!  facepalm.gif

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I recently started compiling a list of different time code connectors I've encountered and carry cables for. I believe I'm up to ten so far.

I also have a list of devices that need to be reset if production requires a different frame rate. That list is at sixteen, but three or four of those aren't always with me on location.

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I have updated this resource with a load of supporting articles for some of the cameras and added new cameras to the list, keep me posted if you feel a camera hasn't been mentioned that you would like to know in this easy to use guide.

 

Thanks for all your support in reading this :)

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You can now download it as an offline versions with some bonus manuals: Remembering timecode settings / connectors and setting up of a new camera is always tricky at the start so i have made a few cheat sheets for everyone. You can either view online or just enter your name and email and get it to download to your phone or laptop for offline use.

 

http://soundrolling.com/camera-timecode-tutorial/

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Just want to thank you all for using this resource and do let me know if you would like me to add any cameras or notes what you think would benefit the community.

 

-Matt

 

 

Thanks for compiling! One thing I saw was about the Panasonic AF100. It doesn't have BNC for TC, you have to use the RCA video out port to jam it, via the menus.

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