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    Hi Im completely new to time code and multi camera setups and have a question:

    Whats the best/cheapest thing I can buy to jam my red scarlet, scarlet dragon, and zoom 8 recorder on set?

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    If you're doing 2 cameras, I would recommend you jam both timecode and genlock (sync), so that the cameras are in sync for timecode and actual timecode phase (relationship to frame pulldown). Either the Denecke SB-T or the Ambient Lockits are good for this purpose. I would also suggest getting a timecode slate that can jam to the timecode source (which is typically the sound recorder); both Denecke and Ambient make good slates. I'm not a fan of Zoom recorders, but some people use them.
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    A betso like this also works great:

    https://www.gothamsound.com/product/sbox-1n-sync-box

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    A pair of these will sync the timecode from your Zoom F8 to your cameras -

    https://shop.tentaclesync.com/produc...-standard-set/

    A pair of these will synch the timecode from your Zoom F8 to your cameras and provide genlock between your cameras (as I understand it, haven't used them myself) -

    https://www.timecodesystems.com/prod...trasync-one-2/

    I think those two alternatives would be the cheapest good quality options.

    The Tentacles are about 5mm smaller than the Ultrasync Ones, but the Ultrasync Ones are more fully featured (eg. genlock & RF linking). I've used the Tentacles (edit - not with a multi-cam setup though) but would get the Ultrasync Ones in the future if the need arises.
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    Tentacle Sync or Ultrasync Ones will keep your TC constantly in sync, no drift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Morten View Post
    Tentacle Sync or Ultrasync Ones will keep your TC constantly in sync, no drift.
    +1 on the ultasync ones. Bought three for around $800. Sync became a non-issue. Beautiful little gadgets.
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    Tentacle sync has been rock solid for me and very low cost. I used one with my Sound Devices Mixer 10T for a feature and it made post a breeze.
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    Love the Ultrasync One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarek Zabczynski View Post
    Love the Ultrasync One.
    Thanks to all of those who mentioned this product! I wasn't aware of it.
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    Thanks so much for all the feedback guys!!
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