Splitting Timecode from a Camera

Ever wanted to send record start/stop triggers or timecode to your MixPre, or timecode to an external monitor, but your camera only has one HDMI output?

One word: splitters. HDMI splitters make it possible to send timecode from your DSLR or DSLR-like camera to a MixPre and external recording monitor at the same time. Production just became a whole lot simpler! HDMI splitters such as J-Tech and Gator are also quite affordable.

HDMI splitters vary in function, so confirm that yours maintains timecode before any critical shoots.

Example setup:

Sony A7III, Timecode set to Rec Run, HDMI timecode set to On.

Micro HDMI to HDMI cable running from the A7III to a Gator HDMI Splitter.

HDMI to Micro HDMI cable running from splitter to a MixPre-3 II, Timecode set to HDMI TC, Rec Trigger set to HDMI Flag.

HDMI to HDMI cable running from splitter to an Atomos Ninja Inferno, Trigger set to HDMI, On.