How Does an RF Slave Sync with Master? - UltraSync ONE

How does an RF Slave Synchronise with a Master?

When you set up an UltraSync ONE to run as an RF Slave, it will 'announce' itself on the network, so that it can be detected by a master (see Run UltraSync ONE as an RF Slave).

If a master is in range of your RF slave, it will detect the slave and will send its timecode, FPS, and user bits data to it. Your slave will synchronise with the master (it may keep its own user bits setting, depending on whether you chose local or external user bits. The slave will stay synchronised with the master until it is powered down or you change its mode or RF channel.

Master sends timecode to slave

When your slave is synchronised with a master, it can output timecode to an external device. The timecode, FPS, and user bits can be output via the LTC or SYNC port, depending on how you have connected your external device. Your UltraSync ONE can also provide word clock or genlock signals via its SYNC port.

Slave sends timecode to external device

If the master moves out of range, the UltraSync ONE will use its own internal timecode, frames-per-second, and user bits settings until it can receive timecode from a master. This is called 'free running'.

To learn about setting the internal timecode, frames-per-second, and user bits for your UltraSync ONE, see:

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