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#1 AlejandroGomez

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:36 AM

Hi Guys,

 

Next week we are shooting a commercial with one Red Epic and two Sony Alphas 7S MKII. We have direct sound on set. Theres some way to sync the three cameras with the same TC? As well as matching all of them with the sound recorder?

 

I believe that using a Clappboard will do the main job, but syncing by TC will be definetely way faster for the editor.

 

 

 

 


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#2 AJ Young

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

There's really not a reliable way to send TC into the AS7II; there's not a TC in port afterall.

 

If you're using external recorders with the AS7II's, then I recommend either the Odyssey 7Q or PIXE5.

 

If you're not using external recorders, then take a look at the Tentacle Sync. I've had a location sound mixer use on on a GH4, but I'm not sure exactly how it works beyond the surface level.

 

If all else, make sure to use a smart slate!


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#3 Tenzin Phuntsog

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:27 AM

AJ gave you sound advice. Renting two external recorders with TC would be the way I would go. Then sync TC from RED (your A-Cam), Slate or Sound Recorder.


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 05:32 PM

You could possibly record the timecode signal onto an audio track.
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#5 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:15 AM

I thought all this stuff was a thing of the past.. as long as the DSLR,s have a guide  track.. isnt it a piece of cake in the edit these days.. some one was telling me FCP X will do it automatically .or use PuralEyes ..?? 


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