Triggering the PIX 240 with External Rec-Run Timecode
The PIX 240 can be triggered to record and stop based on external timecode. This is useful in applications where other forms of triggering might not be available (SDI flags, LANC control, switch closure). Prior to version 1.08 firmware, when Timecode/Sync > Timecode Mode was set to External, it was necessary to stamp files recorded on the PIX 240 with the external timecode value. This behavior was changed in version 1.08 so that it is now possible to trigger recording from external rec-run timecode while stamping files with a different timecode (freerun, for example). This is beneficial in situations where rec-run timecode from a camera is the only available method for triggering the PIX 240 to record, but it is still desired to stamp the files recorded on the PIX 240 with a freerun timecode value.
To configure the PIX 240 to record from the rec-run timecode of a camera while stamping files with freerun timecode:
- Ensure that the camera is set to send rec-run timecode and that the timecode output of the camera is connected to the timecode input of the PIX 240. This can be over SDI or into the PIX 240′s Timecode I/O BNC or LEMO 5-pin connector.
- Set Setup Menu item System > Rec Start/Stop to Timecode.
- Set Setup Menu item Timecode/Sync > Timecode Mode to Freerun.
The PIX 240 will now start and stop recording with the camera.