Receive timecode from, and send timecode to cameras, sound recorders, and timecode generators.
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How reliable is the jam-sync?
When cable-connected to an external timecode source, MovieSlate does not drift.
When jam-synced, under ideal conditions MovieSlate 4.0 should drift about
1 frame over 24 hours. The iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch does not contain a high
accuracy time crystal like a camera, sound recorder, or timecode generator.
If you're still finding drift that exceeds that required for your workflow
there are some alternatives:
Jam-sync more frequently.
Use another iDevice that is tethered to an LTC generator and then
have MovieSlate send timecode over WiFi to your working iDevice.
Use a Timecode Buddy: master or portable (high-quality) LTC generator that
can remain connected to MovieSlate.
Frame-accurate wireless syncing
When WiFi synced with a Timecode Buddy:wifi master (TCB), MovieSlate
displays the same timecode as seen on the TCB. The TCB timecode
generator accuracy is 0.2 ppm TCXO reference oscillator (less
than one half frame drift a day). Learn more
Timecode Sync Plugin Features
Send/Receive LTC timecode via iOS device’s headphone jack
Works with supported cameras, sound recorders, and TC generators
Can auto start/shot MovieSlate shots when camera starts/stops
Try before you buy— from MovieSlate’s Settings > Timecode Syncing
WiFi syncs timecode with other MovieSlates (iOS devices)
WiFi syncs timecode with Timecode Buddy:wifi master units
Connect a compatible audio cable from an LTC timecode source to the headphone jack of
your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Once MovieSlate has detected the external timecode,
the cable can be disconnected, and timecode is “jam synced”.
Compatible cablesCompatible cameras
Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch as a timecode generator. Run a standard audio
cable between MovieSlate and your compatible camera or other external timecode device.
WiFi Sync with Timecode Buddy.
With the Timecode Sync plugin, MovieSlate users can enjoy SMPTE timecode that’s synched
over WiFi in real time from the extremely accurate Timecode Buddy system. Buddy
settings, timecode, userbits, and framerate can all be changed directly from
MovieSlate (after entering the 4 digit password). Learn more
WiFi Sync with other MovieSlates.
Send timecode and data via WiFi from one
iOS device running MovieSlate to another.
Remotely control MovieSlate iPads.
Using a WiFi sync connection, remotely trigger an iPad’s MovieSlate clap from
another iOS device running MovieSlate.
Jam timecode and userbits.
Easily “jam” (manually set) the timecode and the
userbits display using MovieSlate’s optimized keypad— to
enter new values, or to display clock time-of-day.
Chat with other MovieSlates on the local WiFi network; no internet connection necessary.
Chat with everyone on set and at the same time have a separate chat session with just a single person or a subset of your crew.