Jump to content



Photo

Epic with UMC4, record release and timecode input?


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Richard Lacey

Richard Lacey
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Student

Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:07 PM

I'm currently prepping a feature to be shot on Epic Dragon with a Arri UMC4 brain.
The UMC4 is connected to the camera body with a K2.65270.0 UMC to Red cable. This takes up both the SYNC and CTRL ports on the camera body.
The problem is that our sound mixer needs to use the SYNC port on camera for his timecode box, which means we lose the remote record functionality.
We have tried sending timecode to the UMC4, but this only records it to the SD card. It does not pass through to camera for syncing with the R3D files.

Does anyone have a solution where we can retain remote recording and also timecode?

Many thanks,

Richard


  • 0

#2 Chris Steel

Chris Steel
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 52 posts
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • London

Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:45 PM

Been an issue for a while with this combination. There are a few cable work arounds if you have a TC device that can loop through an RS signal but I think you'll lose the CTRL link.

 

If you need remote RS for every shot, jam sync often and hope it sticks through an entire take.

I'd recommend leaving a TC device on camera and switching the cables back and fourth depending on the needs of the shot or whenever the camera turns on.

 

If someone has a better solution I'd love to hear it, this feels pretty janky to me still...


  • 0


Wooden Camera

Tai Audio

Ritter Battery

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

CineLab

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

CineLab

Metropolis Post

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Wooden Camera

FJS International, LLC

Ritter Battery

Rig Wheels Passport

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Abel Cine

Visual Products

Glidecam

Paralinx LLC