Set the User Bits - :pulse

Set the User Bits

To make it easier when editing your recordings, you can add metadata to the timecode data. You can define 4 pairs of characters to add as metadata, and typically, these are used to add the date and the scene number. As the metadata is sent along with the timecode signal, it means that the master device will automatically send the metadata to the slave devices.

To add metadata to the timecode of a :pulse, you need to use the Set U/B feature, which stands for Set User Bits.

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

    If your :pulse is running in EXT-RF Slave mode, continue from step 2.

    If your :pulse is free running or running in a master mode, ignore steps 2-8 and continue from step 9.

  2. Press the control knob.

  3. Turn the control knob to scroll to the TC Generator option.

  4. Press the control knob.

  5. Turn the control knob to select the Local or EXT U/B option.
  6. Press the control knob.

  7. Turn the control knob to choose the option you require:
    • Use EXT Source U/B - your :pulse will receive its user bits settings from an external source. These will be applied to the :pulse automatically. If you select this option, you do not need to define the User Bits settings.
    • Use Locally Set U/B- your :pulse will use its own user bits settings and will ignore any user bits data that it receives in timecode from the master. If you choose this option, you will need to set the User Bits on your :pulse.
  8. Press the control knob to confirm your selection.

  9. Press the control knob.

  10. Turn the control knob to scroll to the TC Generator option.

  11. Press the control knob.

  12. Turn the control knob to scroll to the Set U/B option.

  13. Press the control knob.

  14. Turn the control knob to select the combination of letters and numbers you want for the first pair of characters in the user bits metadata.
  15. Press the control knob to confirm your selection.

  16. Using the same technique as you used for the first two characters, select and confirm the letter/numbers for the remaining pairs of characters.
  17. Press the control knob to confirm your selection.

 

 

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