Timecode Systems has announced the launch of UltraSync BLUE, which uses Bluetooth pairing to connect to a device. It enables timecode to be transmitted wirelessly from UltraSync BLUE directly into the media file of a connected device.
The device measures 55mm x 43mm x 17mm, weighs 36g, and costs £125 ($179 or €149), making it small enough to fit neatly into a pocket during filming. It can be used on any type of production — from documentaries, news gathering, and reality shows to wedding videos and independent films.
The company says that removing the restrictions of a wired connection, enables crews to benefit from the convenience of being cable-free, as well as providing them with more versatility in how they can sync content. One of the device's unique features is the ability to use a single unit to sync up to four recording devices shooting in close range over Bluetooth.
For more complicated shoots, sprawling filming locations, and recording using a variety of professional equipment, UltraSync BLUE can be connected to devices over Bluetooth and then synced over robust, long-range RF to other camera and audio recorders using Timecode Systems units. This also includes any equipment containing a Timecode Systems OEM sync module, such as the AtomX Sync module that was recently launched by Atomos for the new Ninja V.
"The beauty of this solution is that the timecode is embedded directly into a timecode track, so there is no need for any additional conversion software; the metadata is in the right format to be automatically recognised by professional NLEs," said Paul Scurrell, CEO of Timecode Systems Limited. "This launches a whole new era for multicamera video production in which content from prosumer and consumer audio and video has the potential to be combined, aligned, and edited together with ease and efficiency, and with the same high level of accuracy as footage from top-end, professional recording devices."