Set the Word Clock Output - :pulse

Set the Word Clock Output

If your sound mixer/recorder has a word clock input, you can set your :pulse to provide a word clock signal as well as timecode data. Your sound mixer/recorder will use the word clock signal to time its audio recordings so that they are synchronised with the timecode 'stamp'. Using timecode data and a word clock signal provides greater accuracy than using just timecode.

Note: Word clock is not supported by all sound mixers/recorders. If your sound mixer/recorder does not have a word clock input, it will only use the timecode data from your :pulse.

  1. Use a TCB-10 (BNC to BNC) cable to connect your sound mixer/recorder's word clock input port to the :pulse's TC/SYNC port.
  2. Use your :pulse's SYNC Generator settings to apply the appropriate output mode and level:
    SettingsOption
    Set BNC O/P Mode

    Set to the appropriate word clock signal for your sound mixer/recorder. The manufacturer's instructions for the sound mixer/recorder should include information on the type of word clock signal that is required.

    Set BNC O/P LevelYour sound mixer/recorder's instructions may specify a required signal level. If so, set the BNC O/P Level to Normal or High as appropriate. If the instructions do not specify a level, set the BNC O/P Level to Normal.
  3. Set up the sound mixer to receive word clock data from an external source. Please refer to the manufacturer's instructions for your sound mixer/recorder for more information.

Your :pulse will now output a word clock signal to your sound mixer/recorder via the TC/SYNC BNC port.

If the sound mixer/recorder does not receive a word clock signal, check that the BNC cable is connected correctly. If there is still no word clock signal, change the Set BNC O/P Level to High in the :pulse's settings. If that doesn't resolve the problem, contact Timecode Systems for assistance.

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