Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

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Paul Prinz

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Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostSun Jul 30, 2017 3:48 pm

Hi guys,

Some days ago i shot footage during a concert for TV. I switched in the menu to external reference and sucessfully got the TC from the OB Van. Then i turned off the camera and unfortunatley the camera didn't remember the TC. So i guess there is no buffer battery .
Does anyone know a not so expensive solution which holds the TC ? Something like Clockit but not so expensive :-)

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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostSun Jul 30, 2017 4:32 pm

Paul Prinz wrote:Does anyone know a not so expensive solution which holds the TC ? Something like Clockit but not so expensive


Tentacle Sync

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http://ambient.de/en/product/nanolockit/

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... tml?sts=pi
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Paul Prinz

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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostMon Jul 31, 2017 10:01 am

Hi Leon

Thank you very much. I get a TC Signal from the OB-Van via BNC cable. So what i need is just a box which holds this TC while i shut down the camera.

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Chris Gosling

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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostMon Jul 31, 2017 12:20 pm

Paul, you can do this with the Tentacle sync.

You just jam sync the Tentacle from the OB-Van via your BNC cable (get the BNC cable from Tentacle and an male to male adapter and you should be ok).

Then just have the Tentacle attached to your TC-in on the UMPro and everything should work as wanted. The Tentacles work great and have I believe their stated accuracy is 1 frame drift over 24 hrs. I have never had a problem with them, and I have shot about 30 multicam jobs over the past little while with them.

Chris
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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostMon Jul 31, 2017 6:55 pm

+1 for Tentacle Sync
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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4601572/
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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostMon Jul 31, 2017 8:07 pm

Am i missing something.?? While you are still connected to the BNC cable it will sync up directly when you put the camera on again? :?
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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostMon Jul 31, 2017 8:36 pm

As long as you still have the Tentacle attached to the camera it will continue to us the TC from that.

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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostMon Jul 31, 2017 8:38 pm

But what do you mean then.. You sync up once at the beginning with LTC from the OBV.. And disconnect the cable after that?

I mean if you leave the LTC cable attached to the camera.. You turn it off. Turn it on again it will boot at 00:00:00. But will jump to LTC right away??
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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostTue Aug 01, 2017 3:54 pm

Daniel,

Please check out the following video - hope it explains everything.


password: sync

Chris
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Paul Prinz

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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostWed Aug 02, 2017 7:22 am

@Chris
Great , this is exactly what i'm searching for. Thanks a lot.
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Chris Gosling

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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostWed Aug 02, 2017 2:13 pm

Glad I could help Paul.

2 suggestions:
1) maybe think about getting more than 1 - especially if you do any kind of multi-cam jobs with mixed camera types as well, they save a lot of time.
2) Make sure to get all the cables you need/might need in the future.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

C
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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostThu Feb 01, 2018 5:30 am

Chris,

I am dying to better understand the timecode synch with the Ursa mini Pro... I tried your video and its not available. Are you still able to share it? thank you
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Re: Ursa Mini Pro and Timecode

PostThu Feb 01, 2018 5:59 pm

Hi Darin,

Tried the video - works fine, remember the password. If you have any specific questions just let me know.

Chris

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