I did a ton of googling trying to find out how to set up multiple cameras and record multi mics to a separate recorder , that were all recording the same timecode that could be used to synch everything easily and automatically, that didn't require spending close to $1k on hardware.Why I couldn't find a single post describing the following very simple, and cost effective solution, that I would think most budget filmmakers would have figured out long ago, is confounding to meIt's quite easy.You will need the following:A computer with multitrack software. (Free version of Protools)A multichannel interface.Long, balanced 1/4" cables. (make your own) And a copy of the Horae software that costs $75https://sononum.net/horae
If I could find a software app that just generates LTC out of an audio output , there's a free solution, that's not as elegant as Horea.The beauty of horea is that it allows you to set up multiple LTC analog ouputs, as well as internal MTC streams.So, you plug your mics into the interface. Set your DAW to synch to midi time codeFor protools do the following:Launch Audio MIDI Setup under /Applications/Utilities.Open the MIDI window.Double-click on the IAC Driver icon.Make sure Device is online is checked.If there are no ports listed, click on the + button to add one.In Pro Tools:Go to Setup > Peripherals. In the Synchronization tab, set the MTC Reader Port to the IAC bus you created.Select Options > Transport Online, or click on the Online button in the Transport window.In Horea you can create multiple LTC sends to your various outputs on your audio interface.So, for 2 cameras, you create 2. Plug the respective outputs into the respective inputs of each camera, Now you can start the generator running and let it run all day and simply record. On pro tools keep it on quick punch. And you can just punch in and out for every take.Now, it's very easy to synch a days worth of recording in resolve at pretty much the click of a button.