Set UltraSync ONE to use LTC as an Input
The 'quick set up' instructions are designed to help you get your UltraSync ONE up and running as soon as possible. They assume that you are familiar with the master-slave relationship, the RF network, and know how to navigate through the UltraSync ONE menu. If you need more detailed step-by-step instructions, or extra information about a setting, please refer to the section about that setting.
To set your UltraSync ONE to receive timecode via its LTC port:
Connect your camera or sound mixer/recorder to your UltraSync ONE.
If you want your UltraSync ONE to provide timecode via the LTC port, connect your device to the LTC port. Use the blue DIN 1.0/2.3 to BNC cable that is supplied with your UltraSync ONE.
If you want your UltraSync ONE to provide timecode, genlock, or word clock via the SYNC port, connect your device to the SYNC output port. Use the red DIN 1.0/2.3 to BNC cable that is supplied with your UltraSync ONE.
Make sure your UltraSync ONE is switched on (see Switch UltraSync ONE On and Off).
Press the Select button.
If you want your UltraSync ONE to send timecode to slave devices (using radio), continue from step 4.
If you want to connect your UltraSync ONE to other devices and send timecode via a wired connection, ignore steps 4 and 5 and continue from step 6.
- Set the RF Country/Area
Your UltraSync ONE needs to use the same radio frequency channel as the slave Timecode Systems devices in your RF network.
- Set the Timecode Mode to EXT LTC Input.
- Choose the LTC Input mode:
- Non-Continuous - If the external device is disconnected from your UltraSync ONE, the UltraSync ONE will stop.
- Continuous - If the external device is disconnected from your UltraSync ONE, the UltraSync ONE will free run until the external device is reconnected.
- Set the transmission mode:
- Choose Tx Off (Standalone) if you want your UltraSync ONE to output timecode via a wired connection only (no radio). Tx Off (Standalone) mode turns off the radio transceiver. This helps to extend the battery life, as radio consumes a lot of battery power.
- Choose Tx On (Master) to set your UltraSync ONE to output timecode to slaves in an RF network (via radio).
- Use the Local or EXT U/B option to set your UltraSync ONE to use either local user bits or external user bits (see Set the User Bits). If you choose local user bits, you will also need to set the user bits.
If you want your UltraSync ONE to output genlock, word clock, or timecode via the SYNC port, set the appropriate SYNC O/P Mode (see Set the SYNC Output). If you are not using the SYNC output, ignore this step.
- If you are using the SYNC port to output to a wired device, set the SYNC Level (see Set the SYNC Output). If you are not using the SYNC output, ignore this step.
Your UltraSync ONE will now receive timecode, frames per second, and user bits data from the external device. The UltraSync ONE will then change its internal timecode and frames-per-second settings to match the data from the external device. It may also match the user bits data, but this depends on your choice for the Local or EXT U/B setting.
When your UltraSync ONE is synchronised with the external device, a sync icon is shown on the OLED.
If you have set your UltraSync ONE to use Tx On (Master) mode, it will detect any slave devices that are in range and using the appropriate RF channel. It will connect to the slaves and send the timecode, FPS, and user bits to them via radio.
If you have set your UltraSync ONE to use the TX Off (Standalone) transmission mode, it will not transmit via radio. You will need to set it to output timecode via the LTC port (see Send Timecode from a Standalone UltraSync ONE).