Quick Setup :pulse in a BLINK Network

Quick Set Up :pulse in a BLINK Network

If you want your :pulse to synchronise timecode data with other Timecode Systems products, such as SyncBac PRO, :wave, or other :pulse units, you need to set up a BLINK network. This is a group of Timecode Systems devices that all use the same RF channel to communicate with each other, and one of the devices, typically a :pulse , has to be set to run in a master mode. All of the other devices have to be set to run as slaves. The timecode that will be used is set in the master, and it will send the timecode to the slaves automatically when they are in range.

For a brief overview of how to set up your :pulse to run as a master or slave, see:

 

Set Up :pulse as a Master

To set your :pulse to run as a master in a BLINK network:

  1. Switch on your :pulse unit (see Switch :pulse On and Off).

  2. Use the control knob to apply these settings:
    MenuOperationFurther Information
    Timecode Mode

    Choose Int-Gen TX, Ext-TC TX, or Ext-TC/C TX (these are the master modes).

    With the Int-Gen TX mode, the :pulse's timecode, user bits, and frames-per-second values are used and sent to the slave devices.

    With the Ext-TC TX and Ext-TC/C TX modes, the timecode, user bits, and frames-per-second values are set in a camera, sound mixer, or other device that is connected to the :pulse via the TC port - the :pulse receives these values, applies them in its own settings automatically, and then sends them to the slaves.

    Set the Timecode Mode.
    RF Channel This is the channel number that is used by the other other Timecode Systems devices in the same BLINK network. Set the RF Channel.
    System SettingsSet the RF Country/Area to the country in which you are using the :pulse.Set the RF Country/Area.
    TC GeneratorSet the timecode, user bits (metadata) and frames-per-second values. These are used by the :pulse and are also sent to the slave devices in the BLINK network. Set the Timecode Data.
    SYNC Generator

    These settings are only used if the :pulse is connected to a camera, sound mixer or other device via the TC/SYNC BNC port. They are used for setting the :pulse to send timecode, genlock, or word clock data via BNC.

    Set the BNC Op Mode to the appropriate genlock for cameras, word clock for sound mixers, or choose LTC to output timecode.

    For the BNC O/P Level, choose Normal. If the :pulse fails to send genlock, word clock, or LTC via the TC/SYNC port, change the BNC O/P Level to High.

    Set up Timecode Output.

    Set the Word Clock Output.

    Set the Genlock Output.

    Wi-FiTurn on if you want the :pulse to communicate with the BLINK Hub app wirelessly. If you are not going to use BLINK Hub or you are going to use an Ethernet connection instead, turn Wi-Fi off to preserve battery power.Set up Wi-Fi for Data Streaming.
    EthernetTurn on if you want the :pulse to communicate with the BLINK Hub app via a wired Ethernet connection. If you are not going to use BLINK Hub or you are going to use a Wi-Fi connection instead, turn Ethernet off to preserve battery power.Set Up Ethernet for Data Streaming.

With these settings in place, your :pulse will connect to the slave devices that are in the same BLINK network and are in range. It will provide them with the timecode data so that they are synchronised.

Set Up :pulse as a Slave

To set your :pulse to run as a slave in a BLINK network:

  1. Switch on your :pulse unit (see Switch :pulse On and Off).

  2. Use the control knob to put the following settings in place:
    SettingsOptionFurther Information
    Timecode ModeExt-RF SlaveSet the Timecode Mode.
    RF ChannelThe RF Channel number that is used by the other Timecode Systems devices in the same BLINK networkSet the RF Channel.
    System SettingsSet the RF Country/Area to the country in which you are using the :pulse. If you purchased your :pulse in North America, you cannot change the country area due to regulatory requirements - if you need to change the country, please contact Timecode Systems for assistance.Set the RF Country/Area.
    TC GeneratorIgnore these settings - they will be provided by the master in the BLINK network. Set the Timecode Data.
    SYNC GeneratorThese settings are only used if the :pulse is connected to a camera, sound mixer or other device via the TC/SYNC BNC port. They are used for setting the :pulse to send timecode, genlock, or word clock data via BNC. Set the BNC Op Mode to the appropriate genlock for cameras, word clock for sound mixers, or choose LTC to output timecode. For the BNC O/P Level, choose Normal. If the :pulse fails to send genlock, word clock, or LTC via the TC/SYNC port, change the BNC O/P Level to High.

    Set up Timecode Output.

    Set the Word Clock Output.

    Set the Genlock Output.

    Wi-FiTurn on if you want the :pulse to communicate with the BLINK Hub app wirelessly. If you are not going to use BLINK Hub or you are going to use an Ethernet connection instead, turn Wi-Fi off to preserve battery power.Set up Wi-Fi for Data Streaming.
    EthernetTurn on if you want the :pulse to communicate with the BLINK Hub app via a wired Ethernet connection. If you are not going to use BLINK Hub or you are going to use a Wi-Fi connection instead, turn Ethernet off to preserve battery power.Set Up Ethernet for Data Streaming.

With these settings in place, your :pulse will connect with the master device in the BLINK network as long as your :pulse is in range. It will receive the timecode data from the master and continue to communicate with the master to ensure that they remain synchronised.

 

 

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