Timecode Systems has announced the introduction of its Timecode Buddy: system and Timecode Buddy: master.
The Timecode Buddy: system, along with a free iOS app, is designed to combine the latest circuit design with WiFi connectivity to enable productions to sync picture and sound across single, multi-camera and DSLR recording formats.
“The whole concept for Timecode Buddy started shortly after I purchased a Sound Devices 552 mixer about two years ago,” explained Paul Scurrell, sound recordist and founder of Timecode Systems. “I wanted to be able to backup my mixer audio with timecode in the same way on every shoot. I also wanted something with its own display and with the functionality to control everything from simple menu options rather than DIP switches.”
Also new is the Timecode Buddy: master – a multi-channel timecode transceiver that comes
fully equipped with a programmable generator and display. The lightweight Timecode Buddy:
tx works alongside the master as a miniature multi-channel timecode transmitter and timecode
reader. Furthermore, broadcast professionals can use the free Timecode Buddy: app to transform up to ten iOS devices (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) into highly accurate digislates, all WiFi synced with the Timecode Buddy: master.
However, Scurrell is also quick to point out the qualities of the product design, stating: “I felt strongly that, unlike other products on the market, today’s users deserve a lot more than just another black box for their hard earned cash. Because the master product is designed to seamlessly integrate with the iOS family, I wanted it to look right, as well as obviously being dependable and robust.”