Capable cameras can feed Timecode to the device over the MixPre’s micro camera input, which provides perfect synchronization of sound and video. Timecode can also be fed into the MixPre’s 3.5mm input from an external TC generator. The MixPre-3’s micro camera input can also receive "record triggers" from popular cameras, which automatically starts and stops the MixPre’s recording via the camera’s record button.
See a list of Supported Cameras and download presets.
Use a DSLR camera that outputs timecode over its HDMI output connection.
A few examples of cameras that do this are the Sony a7s and Panasonic GH4.
Connect their HDMI output to the HDMI TC In port on the MixPre-3’s right hand
panel and set Menu>Timecode>TC Mode to HDMI TC In. Refer to the camera’s
user guide to determine how to output HDMI timecode from the camera since
all cameras do it in a slightly different way.
When the MixPre-3 receives HDMI timecode, it is displayed on the Home
screen beneath the current filename. Each time you press record, the incoming
timecode value is stored inside the MixPre-3’s WAV file. Most popular video
editing applications will be able to read this timecode value and sync the audio
with the camera video.
LTC, otherwise known as SMPTE Linear Timecode is the most common timecode
standard. Many professional cameras and other devices output this format.
This can be received by the MixPre-3 via its Aux/Mic In 3.5mm connector.
To enable Aux In Timecode:
When the MixPre-3 receives Aux In timecode, it is displayed on the home
screen beneath the current filename
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