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WIRELESS WORKFLOW SOLUTION

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT WORKS

The SyncBac PRO timecode sync solution integrates GoPro footage seamlessly into a professional production workflow in three ways.

SyncBac PRO integrates GoPro footage seamlessly into a professional production workflow in three ways.

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Timecode sync multiple GoPros

Attach a SyncBac PRO to every unit and timecode sync multiple HERO4 Black and Silver units via long range wireless BLINK RF. Simply make one GoPro the master unit and use the SyncBac PRO to timecode sync unlimited GoPro slaves.

The BLINK RF protocol is how Timecode Systems’ products communicate with each other and how timecode, metadata and control commands travel between units.

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Timecode sync with pro cameras & pro audio devices 

When docked with a SyncBac PRO, GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras integrate perfectly into a Timecode Systems production workflow. This means they can wirelessly timecode sync with any professional camera and audio equipment using a :pulse, :wave or :minitrx+ unit for timecode.

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Wireless monitoring & control

The SyncBac PRO is much more than a timecode generator for GoPros. When connected to the BLINK Hub dashboard via a :pulse, SyncBac PRO users can remotely control and monitor multiple GoPros from any smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet, or Mac® computer. This, among other things, unlocks the capability to adjust camera settings and record start/stop remotely – a great way to maximize a GoPro’s battery life when it’s gear-mounted or not easily accessible.

TECH TALK

TECH TALK

The SyncBac PRO is a simple solution enabled by the innovative application of Timecode Systems’ robust wireless workflow technology.

Flawless fit for GoPro HERO4 Black & Silver

The SyncBac PRO is a tailor-made accessory for GoPro HERO4 Silver and Black cameras.

  • Seamlessly attaches via the HEROBus 30 pin port.
  • Compact design keeps the GoPro as small and light as possible.
  • Compatible with GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver standard BacPac backdoor housings.
  • Internal battery that last 12 hours.
  • No external connectors required.

Wirelessly sync multiple cameras over RF

Timecode sync is via BLINK – a wireless long range sync, control and metadata exchange protocol developed by Timecode Systems.

  • Operates over long range 865MHz to 923MHz RF.
  • Set up a :wave or :pulse as your BLINK master unit.
  • Activate BLINK slaves by selecting the same RF channel.
  • Monitor and control everything from one location.

Remote control your GoPro 

The BLINK Hub is a new, free app accessed from any smartphone, tablet or Mac computer using the Wi-Fi connection from a Timecode Systems :pulse. 

  • Real-time access to a production dashboard displaying every Timecode Systems camera and sound unit on a rig. This includes GoPros with SyncBac PRO.
  • Access the app from any smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet, or Mac computer over Wi-Fi, or through a wired Ethernet connection into the :pulse.
  • Centrally timecode sync video and audio timecode and metadata in complex multicamera set-ups. Including rigs with multiple GoPros.
  • Remote record start/stop and control multiple GoPros centrally from a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Maximize battery life of gear-mounted GoPros by using remote camera control, status and monitoring functionality.

Save time & money in postproduction

At the end of a shoot, hand your editor an SD card with frame accurate embedded timecode.

  • Creates an MP4 file embedded with frame accurate timecode at source.
  • Upload into Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere PRO.
  • Use the MP4 file or transcode to Apple ProRes – the timecode remains stable.

The SyncBac PRO is a simple solution enabled by the innovative application of Timecode Systems’ robust wireless workflow technology.

Flawless fit 

The SyncBac PRO is a tailor-made accessory for the GoPro HERO4 Silver and Black.

  • Seamlessly attaches via the HeroBus™ 30 pin port.
  • Compact design keeps the GoPro as small and light as possible.
  • Compatible with GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver standard BacPac backdoor housings.
  • Internal battery that last 12 hours.
  • No external connectors required.

Wireless sync

Timecode sync is via BLINK – a wireless long range sync, control and metadata exchange protocol developed by Timecode Systems.

  • Operates over long range 865MHz to 923MHz RF.
  • Set up a :wave or :pulse as your BLINK master unit.
  • Activate BLINK slaves by selecting the same RF channel.
  • Monitor and control everything from one location.

Wireless control

The B:LINK Hub is a new feature embedded within the Timecode Systems :pulse. 

  • Real-time access to a production dashboard displaying every Timecode Systems camera and sound unit on a rig. This includes GoPros with SyncBac PRO.
  • Accessed from the Web browser of any smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet, Mac® or PC over Wi-Fi, or through a wired Ethernet connection into the :pulse.
  • Centrally timecode sync video and audio timecode and metadata in complex multi-camera set-ups. Including rigs with multiple GoPros.
  • Remote record start/stop and control multiple GoPros centrally from a computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Maximize battery life of gear-mounted GoPros by using remote camera control, status and monitoring functionality.

A swift edit

At the end of a shoot, hand post-production an SD card with frame accurate embedded timecode.

  • Creates an MP4 file embedded with frame accurate timecode at source.
  • Upload into AVID Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere PRO. All are compatible.
  • Use the MP4 file or transcode to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD – the timecode remains stable.

ABOUT SYNCBAC PRO

ABOUT

How can we sync footage captured by a GoPro?

It’s a dilemma that’s troubled productions ever since they first started using the popular non-timecoded wearable cameras in professional film and television. The SyncBac PRO for the first time provides a tailor-made solution.

SyncBac Pro was developed by Timecode Systems Limited, a developer of wireless timecode hardware and software. As a sounding board for the broadcast industry’s workflow issues and ideals, the team was frequently fielding enquiries from productions struggling to timecode sync GoPro footage.

Visual slating of these cameras with a digislate was a workaround but not the seamless solution productions craved. So Timecode Systems developed the SyncBac Pro, working closely with GoPro to create a customized product that enables the HERO4 to timecode sync in the same way as traditional film and broadcast equipment.

But Timecode Systems didn’t stop once they’d cracked timecode sync. With the GoPro now compatible with the entire Timecode Systems range of wireless timecode and metadata products, there was an opportunity to add the functionality to wirelessly control and monitor GoPros using the BLINK Hub app. This enables wearable cameras to join up with all cameras and sound on set creating Timecode Systems’ most cohesive workflow solution yet.

Where can I buy SyncBac PRO?

SyncBac PROs are available to buy from all Timecode Systems’ resellers. You can find your local contact here.

What about technical support?

As part of the Timecode Systems wireless workflow solution, firmware updates, product manuals, and technical support for SyncBac PRO will be available on timecodesystems.com.

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