Atomos is now shipping the new AtomX SYNC module, which brings wireless timecode, sync and control technology to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. The module clips in between the Ninja V and your battery using the AtomX expansion system. It connects multiple AtomX SYNC-equipped Ninja Vs with cameras and audio recorders using long-range RF wireless technology patented by Timecode Systems. At the same time, it can bring other devices into the synchronized system via in-built Bluetooth. On iPhone and iPad, this works with apps like Apogee’s MetaRecorder audio recorder, Mavis Pro camera and MovieSlate8 logging. It is also compatible with professional audio recorders like the Zoom F6 and F8n.
Use AtomX SYNC to bring your HDMI camera into a professional multi-camera production, then have all footage instantly synchronized when coming to edit it — no more time is wasted trying to align clips or running additional software. AtomX SYNC module guarantees the user’s video and audio sources all match up perfectly every time.
Using the same RF technology used on major motion pictures, Ninja V users can now connect multiple AtomX SYNC-enabled units to form a single network over distances of approximately 200m. Get accurate frame control of start/stop and timecode, all touch-controlled from a master Ninja V. Not only will each file recorded be synced, but they will all be the same length. The Master Ninja V is also able to synchronize with any number of existing Timecode Systems sync devices, which allow connection to other cameras, sound mixers and sources.
In addition to using RF technology, each Ninja V on the network can also guarantee accurate sync via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to additional devices. This has a shorter range of between 10-15-m line of sight and is designed so users can add up to six iOS devices to each AtomX SYNC module. Compatible applications include the popular iOS Mavis Pro video camera app, the Apogee MetaRecorder iOS-based pro audio recorder app, MovieSlate8 Pro advanced timecode slate and content logging app, and free iOS timecode slate app UltraSync Blue Slate.
Operating within the RF network, all AtomX SYNC units communicate directly with the master. When a device goes out of range, it maintains time accurate clock for as long as possible using its internal processor. Once the unit comes back into range of the network, it rejoins it. This makes AtomX SYNC perfect for multi-cam large event, sports and venue coverage.
With a small battery inside, it also acts as a hot-swap continuous power battery extender, allowing you to keep a Ninja V running for approximately five minutes while the main battery is changed.
Until now, users have needed to set up an audio off-set delay in their Ninja V menu. Now, the AtomX SYNC can calibrate this for you automatically. It works out the difference between the HDMI-embedded audio and the external audio input for your specific camera setup. The process takes less than two seconds, and once done, there is no more guessing or lip-sync error.