• How does the UltraSync ONE compare to other timecode generators on the market?

    With the demands of multicamera filming driving the requirement for more than just timecode to guarantee a reliable sync, Timecode Systems treats genlock and word clock as a necessity for filming today. UltraSync ONE is the only product in the world of its size and price point to have a genlock and word clock sync output in addition to timecode.

    But it’s not just its superior sync that makes it stand out…

     

     

     

    ULTRASYNC ONE

    AMBIENT NANOLOCKIT

    TENTACLE SYNC

    BETSO TCX2

    DENECKE SB4

    Size (mm)

    55 x 44 x 17

    65 x 36 x 21

    34 x 50 x 16

    59 x 35 x 16

    63 x 56 x 25

    Weight (oz)

    1.38

    2.53

    1

    1.58

    4

    Genlock

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    No

    Word clock

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    No

    Digital RF network

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    No

    Display

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Wireless app control

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    Battery life (depending on mode)

    25 to 40

    35

    40

    50

    30

    Locking connectors

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Number LTC outputs

    2

    1

    1

    1

    1

     

     

  • What cables do I need for my UltraSync ONE?

    UltraSync ONE is a timecode generator sync solution designed for flexibility. It’s can be configured as a master or slave, transmitter or receiver and works with almost every video and audio capture device, from professional main cameras to DSLRs.

    To support this versatility, we’ve released a range of additional cables to buy for the UltraSync ONE. These are available to purchase through our online shop.

    – Coax to BNC 
    – Coax to LEMO5 (two will be available for timecode in/out)
    – Coax to XLR (two will be available for timecode in/out)
    – Coax to Minijack
    – Coax to Minijack Y/splitter cable
    – Coax to BNX converter cable

    What do you get in the box?

    When you purchase the UltraSync ONE, you will receive two coax to BNC cables (one for timecode, one for genlock) and a USB charging cable as standard.

     

  • How can I mount my UltraSync ONE?

    While you can use superglue to stick Velcro to your unit, we have found that the following could prove useful: 

     

    1. Use an alcohol wipe across the back of the unit

    2. Heat up the back of the Velcro

    3. Place the Velcro on to the back of the unit when the glue has melted

    4. Let the glue set before using

     

    *Pouches for the UltraSync ONE will be available soon. 

     

     

  • Why does my Blackmagic Design URSA camera not see LTC from my :minitrx+ or UltraSync ONE?

    The URSA has a dual function LTC IN /GENLOCK port. Rather than being a standard high impedance LTC input, it is a 75ohm input instead because of the Genlock functionality. This means that the TCS LTC output may not have enough current to produce a high enough LTC signal for the 75ohm load camera input.

    There is a workaround however, simply use the SYNC output of the :minitrx+ or UltraSync ONE instead and select in the menu LTC out instead of Work Clock or Genlock. Select HIGH output level. The port is designed to drive a 75ohm load, so the LTC will be a healthy strong level.