The Timecode Buddy System
Accurate timecode synched with MovieSlate over WiFi— no existing network required.
With the Timecode Sync plugin, MovieSlate users can enjoy SMPTE timecode synched over WiFi in
real time from the extremely accurate Timecode Buddy:master (TCB).
MovieSlate displays the same timecode shown on the TCB. The TCB timecode
generator accuracy is 0.2 ppm TCXO reference oscillator (less than one half
frame drift a day).
Timecode Buddy: wifi master
The easiest way to share accurate timecode across the set is with the battery-
powered Timecode Buddy: wifi master (TCB) portable WiFi base station. TCB broadcasts
accurate timecode to supported wireless devices— including MovieSlate
(with optional Timecode Sync plugin). TCB can create its own network, or connect
to your existing network.
Timecode Buddy website
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Blue backlit display screen shows mode, timecode, user bits, frames per second (FPS) and TX/RX channel number
Simple programming from an onscreen menu using a one finger navigation system
Pre-programmed with 14 license-free channels
Provides GENLOCK TV SYNC output, including HD formats
Powered by two AA batteries or an external 9-24v DC supply
Dual buffered timecode outputs for 3D camera rigs
Timecode in and outs via BNC or a standard wired Lemo five pin connector
Update your Timecode Buddy: wifi master’s firmware online. All you need is connection to a WiFi network with internet access. No PC required
Buddy settings, timecode, userbits, and framerate can all be changed directly
from MovieSlate (after entering the 4 digit password).
Timecode generator accuracy: 0.2 ppm TCXO reference oscillator (less than one half frame drift a day)
Wi-Fi connectivity to allow menu changes via MovieSlate app
Wi-Fi: 2.4Ghz IEEE std. 802.11b/g/n compatible, Ad Hoc and Infrastructure modes, DHCP Server
Internal Power: two AA batteries. Estimates: about 5.5 hours on alkalines, 8 hours on rechargeables (2500 mah), and 11 hours on Lithiums
External Power: 9-24V DC via a 4 pin Hirose connector, five pin LEMO (pin 4 pos, pin 1 gnd)
Dual Buffered T/C output: BNC connector and five pin LEMO (pin 5 sig, pin 1 gnd). 1V pp.
T/C input: BNC connector or five pin LEMO (pin 2 sig, pin 1 gnd). 0.1 to 5V pp.
Multi-channel digital transceiver in 865.050-868.550 MHz (CE Approved) and 915.050-918.650 MHz (FCC/IC Approved)
Supported FPS modes: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 29.97DF, 30DF
Output sync modes: PAL, NTSC, 720p, 720p double frame, 1080i, 1080p, 1080i double frame, 1080p double frame
Output Video Sync: 1V pp / 75 ohm
LCD display: two line, 16 character, blue variable brightness backlit display
Antenna ‘halo’ lightpipe : tri-colour LED (Blue/Green/Red)
Accurate WiFi streaming of SMPTE timecode data to MovieSlate app
External dimensions: 29.8mm x 87mm x 110mm
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