Aaton Code Sync
Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:25 PM
Basically I would like to use something inexpensive like a Zoom H4n that is a digital recorder that can record up to 4 channels of audio (2 built-in mic and two line/mic inputs) with an A-Minima and have the transfer house sync up the audio.
I'm sure I'm missing something basic so thanks for your patience.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:47 AM
The Aatoncode on film is read by the Aaton Keylink reader during the telecine transfer and the corresponding database can be exported as a .FLX, .ALE file to be imported into an edit system. Aaton's own Indaw audio workstation can also be used to do real-time syncing.
Aatoncode really shines for multi-camera shooting. I have done opera shoots with 7 cameras with public that was not to be disturbed by clapperboards etc.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:52 PM
So my hurdle would be finding a digital audio recorder that could be jam synced by the Aaton Origin C master clock. While there are plenty of quality digital audio recorders available, the only one I can find right now that will work with this system is Aaton's Cantar which didn't seem to catch on very much and I'm sure would be prohibitively expensive.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:33 PM
Before you proceed any further, you have to check with your lab or postproduction facility if they have the means to handle Aatoncode (picture and sound). I think most major production centers have this capability.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:48 PM
with the Zoom H4n, you will not be able to jam the camera or the camera jam the recorder (I think). It looks like you will be relying upon a clapper to get sync. Like what has been said already on this thread, with another recorder, the camera could jam it. I sync by hand for all my smaller personal stuff. Not a pain at all, but with a lot of material, it can get tedious.