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.
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.