Atomos has just announced that their new AtomX SYNC module which brings wireless timecode, sync and control technology to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder is now shipping. Available in early May, the module clips in between the Ninja V and your battery using the AtomX expansion system.
It allows users to connect multiple AtomX SYNC-equipped Ninja Vs with cameras and audio recorders using reliable 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. The module is also compatible with professional audio recorders like the Zoom F6 and F8n.
You can use AtomX SYNC to bring your HDMI camera into a professional multi-camera production, then have all footage instantly synchronized in post. AtomX SYNC module guarantees your video and audio sources all match up perfectly every time.
Furthermore, Ninja V users can now connect multiple AtomX SYNC-enabled units to form a single network over distances of approximately 200m using the same RF technology used on major motion pictures. You can get frame-accurate control of start/stop and timecode, all touch-controlled from a master Ninja V.
Not only will each file recorded be perfectly synced, but they will all be exactly the same length too. 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 10-15m line of sight and is designed so users can add up to 6 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 as well as 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, the module maintains time accurate clock for as long as possible using its internal processor. Once the unit comes back into range of the network it seamlessly 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 5 minutes while the main battery is changed.
Atomos has made it even easier to combine HDMI video with audio from an external source running directly into the recorder’s mic input. Until now, users have needed to set up an audio off-set delay in their Ninja V menu. This was a case of trial and error to get perfect lipsync between the two sources.
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 2 seconds and once done there is no more guessing or lipsync error.
The Atomos AtomX SYNC module is already available for pre-order selling for $149/€149. Keep in mind, though, that to use the new module, your Ninja V will require updating to the free AtomOS 10.4 to access these advanced features.
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