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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewhake View Post
    Yes you can split the signal out of a tentacle and the Ultrasync One's have two outputs so if mounting everything to the camera you can use one TC box. And yes timecode can be jammed between Tentacle and Ultrasyncs. Timecode can be wirelessly resync'd with the Tentacle-E from the app, but the main advantage of the Ultrasync is that it can continuously transmit TC over RF. If using them together you would need to manually connect them up to jam sync.
    There are many other advantages to the Ultrasync.

    And while you could split a timecode signal from a Tentacle, I personally would suggest rather than taking that risk to just get an Ultrasync instead.

    As sometimes you might run into issues if you split up the TC level as it would then be at a bit lower level, but as it is at line level and you're only splitting it up across two inputs and doing only a very short cable run then you should most probably be ok.

    The key reason to buy a Tentacle is if you're doing a lot of mirrorless/DSLR shoots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Arvidsson View Post
    Is it possible to only use one timecodebox and connect it to booth the sound devices mixpre-6 and the cameras v-lock expander? I will surely get two time code boxes at once but i still would prefer to only use one when you have the mixpre rigged onboard the camera.


    Can you have two tentacle boxes and later get an ultra sync one and have them working together or do you have to stick to a brand?
    1) the Ultrasync ONE has two outputs, both can be set to identical LTC together

    2) timecode is designed intentionally so that you can keep the same time across a wide variety of devices, even unifying cameras and audio recorders! ;-) So yes, of course you can use timecode boxes from different brands at once.
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    Will this cables work with the Ultrasync one to red.

    From ultrasync one to the reds V-LOCK I/O EXPANDER sync port.
    There is these two options with 90 degree on the bnc.
    https://shop.tentaclesync.com/produc...adapter_cable/
    https://shop.tentaclesync.com/produc...cle-to-90-bnc/


    And from ultrasync one to mixpre-6
    I got answer from ultra sync and they recommended this cables.


    https://www.timecodesystems.com/prod...ncone-y-cable/

    TCB-55 UltraSync ONE to RED camera: timecode/genlock sync cable
    Cable to feed both timecode and genlock from the UltraSync ONE to all RED cameras that have a 4-pin LEMO sync port.


    https://www.timecodesystems.com/prod...emo-red-cable/

    TCB-53 UltraSync ONE to 90 3.5mm mini jack ‘Y’ cable
    Cable to feed MIC level timecode from the LTC port on the UltraSync ONE to any device that uses a 3.5mm input, whilst also allowing the use of an external microphone.

    This one I cant se how it would help me.. must been a wrong advice. It has not even a lemo...





    When you purchase the UltraSync ONE, you will receive two coax to BNC cables (one for timecode, one for genlock)
    How long is this cable and is it straight or 90 degree connections? Will it work with the red sync port?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Arvidsson View Post
    Will this cables work with the Ultrasync one to red.

    From ultrasync one to the reds V-LOCK I/O EXPANDER sync port.
    There is these two options with 90 degree on the bnc.
    https://shop.tentaclesync.com/produc...adapter_cable/
    https://shop.tentaclesync.com/produc...cle-to-90-bnc/
    Those are for the Tentacles (which need a 3.5mm male connection), not the Ultrasync (which need female DIN).

    And neither of those are right for a RED, it literally says on the webpage what they're for! (ARRI and BNC. "BNC" being perhaps the most "universal" TC connection)

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Arvidsson View Post
    And from ultrasync one to mixpre-6
    I got answer from ultra sync and they recommended this cables.


    https://www.timecodesystems.com/prod...ncone-y-cable/

    That is weird, did you pose the question correctly? It is for DSLR shoots, so that you can feed a mic input as well to the other stereo channel.

    For a MixPre with a Ultrasync ONE you want this cable instead:

    https://www.timecodesystems.com/prod...ni-jack-cable/

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Arvidsson View Post
    When you purchase the UltraSync ONE, you will receive two coax to BNC cables (one for timecode, one for genlock)
    How long is this cable and is it straight or 90 degree connections? Will it work with the red sync port?

    Answers:
    a) 2x DIN to BNC
    b) is as long as a piece of string (oh I dunno, about as long as a table knife or fork are?)
    c) DIN straight, BNC right angle
    d) No, not if it is a lemo connection
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    My suggestion is you buy these three items (probably 20cm each is about the right length for what need, but depends on your configuration):

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIN-...849220253.html

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ultr...906748304.html

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...code_sync.html

    Only need one of each item, but buying a 2nd for spares is never a bad idea either. (I assume you own 2x RED Ravens? ;-) Got to have your spares!)
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    Ambient has another cool new product that redusers would like, the "Ambient PowerLockit"

    https://ambient.de/en/product/powerlockit/
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Peterson View Post
    I use quite a few cables from Alvin:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DIN-...48153419.html?
    LOL I'm pretty sure that's the actual cable Alvin made for me. I had him make a really short one for me. I have my ultra sync mounted right next to the TC port.
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    Red Komodo + ultra sync blue + zoom f2 ... I am new to timecode, I thought I would need B box and the 5 pin lemo out cable to time sync Ultra Blue with BT, but I see no Output on device except USB and hear devices needed BT. The cameras need BT to timecode with ultrasonic blue? can you help tell me what I need to get to work with Red Komodo and how do I sync the Zoom F2 with its blue tooth ability to app on the cell phone, and how do I generate timecode to match my camera so my files on Komodo and my zoom f2 sync perfectly?

    I do not understand a lot about timecode just the basic understanding of jamming TC to a device camera with a generator..

    But I also see ultra sync black Timecode unit with actual outputs, but I don't think this model works with the zoom f2 bluetooth or BT model..

    Can you help me out to make this work with my Red Komodo?

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    You will need both an Ultrasync Blue (for the F2) and an Ultrasync ONE (for Komodo)
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