Learn about UltraSync BLUE to UltraSync BLUE networks and how to use UltraSync BLUEs in a 'pro' network of cameras, sound recorders, and other Timecode Systems products.

  • Free Run - UltraSync BLUE

    If you want to use your UltraSync BLUE as a standalone device, set it to use Free Run mode. In this mode, your UltraSync BLUE will provide timecode to your recording devices via Bluetooth, but radio (RF) is turned off. This means it will not sync with other Timecode Systems products (and it uses less battery power as RF is not used).

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    To get your UltraSync BLUE to free run:

    1. Set the UltraSync BLUE to run in Free Run mode.
    2. Set the timecode and frame rate for the UltraSync BLUE.
    3. Pair the UltraSync BLUE with the recording devices.

     

  • Pro Network - UltraSync BLUE

    You can use the UltraSync BLUE as part of a network that uses other Timecode Systems products and professional recording devices. This is useful when you want to use pro cameras and sound recorders for some scenes, but also want to use smartphones for creative angles.

    Any Timecode Systems unit can be a master to an UltraSync BLUE. The UltraSync BLUE can be paired to up to four recording devices via Bluetooth.

    If you are using a :pulse or :wave as the master, you can use BLINK Hub for remote monitoring and control of your UltraSync BLUE. BLINK Hub is a Timecode Systems application, and you can use it to:

    • See which recording devices are paired with your UltraSync BLUE.
    • Control and monitor your paired recording devices remotely. For remote control, you will need to have one UltraSync BLUE for each recording device.

    The following image shows a possible pro network, where the UltraSync BLUEs are added as RF slaves and the :pulse is the master. The :pulse, UltraSync BLUEs, and UltraSync ONEs all sync via radio (RF).

    The :pulse supports our BLINK Hub app, which you can use for remote control and monitoring.

     

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    To add your UltraSync BLUEs to a pro network of devices:

    1. Pair them with the recording devices.
    2. Set them to run as RF slaves.

    If you wanted to, you could set one UltraSync BLUE to run as the master and provide the timecode to all of the devices in the network. But in a pro network, it is more common to have the UltraSync BLUE as a slave.

  • Network of UltraSync BLUEs

     

    With UltraSync BLUE you can create a network of synchronised devices, even if you're not using high-end cameras, sound recorders, and our pro devices such as the :pulse.

    You can sync the UltraSync BLUE with other Timecode Systems products, such as the SyncBac PRO or other UltraSync BLUEs. The devices use radio to sync the timecode.

    The UltraSync BLUE can then send the timecode to 1-4 recording devices via Bluetooth.

    In this example network, there are three UltraSync BLUEs, where (1) is the master and (2) are the slaves. The master connects to the slaves via radio and they all sync to the master's timecode settings. The master sends its timecode via Bluetooth to 4 smartphones. Each slave also sends the timecode to smartphones (4 smartphones per slave).

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    For this type of network, you need to:

    1. Pair the UltraSync BLUEs with the recording devices.
    2. Set one UltraSync BLUE to run in Int Master RF TX mode.
    3. Set one or more UltraSync BLUEs to run as RF slaves.