Master to RF Slaves and Wired Devices - UltraSync ONE

Master to RF Slaves and Wired Devices

You can set your UltraSync ONE up so that it provides timecode to a device that is wired to the UltraSync ONE, and also to RF slaves. To act as the master and the timecode source, the UltraSync ONE has to be set to run in Master TX mode.

Note: If you want your UltraSync ONE to receive timecode from an external device, and then pass that timecode on to RF slave devices, see Set UltraSync ONE to use LTC as an Input.

To set up your UltraSync ONE as a Master TX:

  1. 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.

  2. Configure the device that is connected to your UltraSync ONE so that it can receive timecode. See the device manufacturer's instructions for more details.
  3. Make sure your UltraSync ONE is switched on (see Switch UltraSync ONE On and Off).

  4. Press the Select button.

  5. Set the RF Country/Area. You only need to do this step if you are setting up your UltraSync ONE for the first time or are using it in a different area of the world.
  6. Set the Timecode Mode to Master TX.
  7. Set the RF Channel.

    The RF Channel defines which RF network your UltraSync ONE master will create. To join this network, slave devices will need to use the same channel.

  8. 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.
  9. Use the Set Timecode option to set the clock for your master UltraSync ONE Set the Timecode for the Master.
  10. Use the Set FPS Rate option to set the frames-per-second rate to match the FPS of the connected device (see Set the Frame Rate Per Second).

  11. 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.
  12. Set the output level for the port that is used for the wired connection to your external device. You need to set the level so that the voltage of the signal is appropriate for your device. For more details, see:

Your UltraSync ONE will send timecode, FPS, and user bits data (and possibly word clock or genlock, depending on your selections) to the wired devices. The wired devices receive the data and synchronise with your master UltraSync ONE.

Your UltraSync ONE will also detect any slave devices that are within range and using the same RF channel (as your UltraSync ONE). If a slave is detected, and it is searching for a new master, your UltraSync ONE will connect with it. Your UltraSync ONE will then transmit timecode, FPS, and userbits data to the slaves, so that they can synchronise with your UltraSync ONE (which is the RF network master).

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