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Allen Rowand

Question re: jamming a TCS :wave

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Does the :wave need separate LTC in and out cables, or does it switch internally depending on mode? The pinout for the Lemo 5 shows pin 2 as LTC in/out, but TCS sells dedicated input and output cables. Trying to keep cable inventory to a minimum…

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Separate is good in this case. Many tasks only work well with one way communication. (overly simplified). For TC,  bi-directional cables can induce errors from one device to the next. single direction cables make life simpler. They should be well labelled with the signal direction marked.

 

Just my 2 cents

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Yeah but that doesn't answer the question as to why they use the same pin (2) for both in and out ? First time I see that… testing the cables they sell would maybe bring light onto that question...

 

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To me it looks very simple; you got standard IN and standard OUT connections from your Lemo, with the option (through menus) of swapping the IN for an additionnal OUT if you wish, including genlock. So you go with a common Lemo 5 pin wired as all the big players do (Sound Devices, Lectro, etc) and if you'd like to feed another nearby unit from your main one, you can easily do it just through the menus. This is also the connector used for genlock on multi-cam shoots.

 

As additionnal info, since I just received my Ultrasync One units, they provide two cables identified as ''blue'' and ''red'' to ease up on setups I suppose; they're the same. Shell to shell, pin to pin (DIN 1.0/2.3 to BNC connectors). So if you swap your blue cable for a red one, everything should work all right. It's just a ''label'', if you wish...

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