The new AtomX SYNC module brings wireless timecode, sync and control technology to the Ninja V. It connects multiple Ninja Vs, cameras and audio recorders using reliable long range RF wireless technology patented by Timecode Systems. At the same time it can also bring other devices into the synchronised system via Bluetooth. On iPhone and iPad this works with apps like Apogee’s MetaRecorder audio recorder, Mavis Pro camera and MovieSlate8 logging . It is also compatible with professional audio recorders like the Zoom F6 and F8n.
Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to communicate with compatible devices
The AtomX SYNC module clips in-between the Ninja V and your battery using the AtomX expansion system. With a small battery inside it also acts as a hot swap continuous power battery extender, allowing you to keep your Ninja V running for approximately 5 minutes while you change the main battery.
Use AtomX SYNC to bring your HDMI camera into a professional multi-camera production, then have all your footage instantly synchronized when you come to edit it – no more time wasted trying to align clips or running additional software. With the AtomX SYNC module you can guarantee your video and audio sources all match up perfectly every time.
Using the same technology used on major motion pictures you can now connect multiple AtomX SYNC enabled Ninja V units to form a single network. Get frame accurate control of start/stop and timecode, all controlled from a ‘server’ configured Ninja V. Each file recorded will not only be perfectly synced, they will all be exactly the same length too. In addition, each Ninja V, whether in server or client mode, can also transmit accurate sync via Bluetooth to an additional six devices. The AtomX SYNC is also able to synchronise with any number of Timecode Systems sync devices, which allow connection to other cameras, sound mixers and sources.
Operating within the 200m+ long-range RF network all AtomX SYNC units communicate directly with the server configured unit. When a device goes out of range it maintains super accurate time timecode for as long as needed using a professional grade TCXO. Once the unit comes back into range of the network it seamlessly re-joins it. This makes AtomX SYNC perfect for multi-cam large event, sports and venue coverage.
Great video can be let down by poor quality audio or a limited number of audio inputs available. The Ninja V is a great way to provide an additional two channels of analogue audio via its 3.5mm mic input.
When combining HDMI video with audio from an external source running directly into the recorder’s mic input existing users will know that they need to set up an audio off-set delay in their Ninja V menu. This is a case of trial and error to get perfect lipsync between the two sources. Now, the AtomX SYNC can calibrate this for you automatically. It works out the difference between the HDMI embedded audio and the external audio input for your specific camera setup. The process takes less than 2 seconds and once done there is no more guessing or lipsync errors.
Up to two AtomX Modules can be attached to the Ninja V at the same time. This allows the AtomX SYNC and AtomX SDI modules to be combined for use with SDI cameras and sources.