Your Buddies are ready to
go, the crew is all set but you're wondering how to conveniently attach your new
timecode friend to the camera. Don't worry, we have just the bracket for the
The guiding ethos behind
the Timecode Buddy: system is making recording timecode not only immensely
accurate but also more user-friendly. Determined not to let a minor detail like
attaching the device to your equipment get in the way of an easy life, we've
designed and manufactured our own bracket too.
The Timecode Buddy:
bracket is a nifty little accessory that will make securely fitting your
Timecode Buddy to any camera effortless.
How does it work?
On the rear face of the Timecode Buddy: bracket there's a velcro strip and on
the side is a coldshoe mount designed to perfectly fit the Timecode Buddy:
master or Timecode Buddy: tx.
The Timecode Buddy: master
has a coldshoe adaptor built into its solid aluminum spine (this is neatly
hidden inside the unit when you don't need it) and the Timecode Buddy: tx comes
with an additional coldshoe adaptor which is simply screwed onto its aluminum
spine when needed.
Do I have to use a Timecode Buddy: bracket?
The beauty of the Timecode Buddy: system is that both products can either be
mounted directly onto a coldshoe mount already on a camera or onto the Timecode
Alternatively, of course,
you can simply fit your Timecode Buddy onto the standard clip pouch on your
Petrol case or a Straddle Bag UCR411a holder.
It's as easy as that.
Transform your iPad into a
Available to download now, use the free
Timecode Buddy: app to turn your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch into a highly
With the app you can
wirelessly stream and display real-time SMPTE timecode on up to ten iOS devices
(iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) simultaneously.
What makes the Timecode
Buddy: app different?
The Timecode Buddy: app is the only DigiSlate app that's constantly re-synced
from a hardware device via WiFi. The timecode, user bits and frames per second
(FPS) shown on your iOS device come directly from the Timecode Buddy: master. It
doesn't rely on the inaccurate clocks within the iOS devices.
How does it work?
Timecode is broadcast via WiFi using UDP Broadcast protocol in ‘ad hoc' mode,
ensuring highly accurate syncing from the microprocessor controlled 0.2ppm TCXO
reference oscillator within the Timecode Buddy: master itself.
Each Timecode Buddy:
master appears as a different WiFi network on the iOS settings page. Find the
one you want and then open the app.
Planning a DSLR, music or separate sound shoot?
Use the iPad version of the app (with higher resolution and enhanced menu
graphics) to get all the benefits of a full size DigiSlate.
directors can…Slate cameras on multi camera shoots using an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. This
can obviously be ‘rec run' or ‘free run' timecode.
Any directors and
production assistants working on a shoot can…Log on to the Timecode Buddy WiFi network to make notes of takes and timecodes,
removing the hassle from the edit process.
Download your Timecode Buddy: app