Atomos has acquired wireless sync technology company Timecode Systems. Together, the companies are building tightly integrated multicamera workflow solutions that unify all recording devices on set, allowing these devices to work together more cohesively. This will allow production teams to experience the full impact of truly collaborative video and audio content creation across all types of workflows.
With demand for video bigger than ever, content creators are using more devices separately to add angles and be creative. But they are limited by the time it takes to edit, align and finish videos that combine multiple sources of video and audio, especially when using prosumer and consumer devices to film alongside professional cameras.
“Right now, this disconnect between recording devices is holding back multicamera content creation. To truly shoot collaboratively, everything needs to work in perfect, frame-accurate sync — there has to be a robust wireless connection,” says Jeromy Young, CEO/founder of Atomos. “The Timecode Systems RF protocol is this bulletproof link. Working together, we now have the glue to create a truly connected multicamera solution.”
Timecode Systems, which develops wireless sync technology, entered the market in 2012. The company first launched WiFi-enabled digislates, then created a timecode sync solution for GoPro cameras and pioneered and patented a timecode-over-Bluetooth timing protocol.
The Timecode Systems wireless sync standard will not only feature across the next generations of the entire Atomos product range but will also be packaged as a free SDK for third-party manufacturers. As a result, existing Timecode Systems and Atomos customers can expect to unlock even greater value from their current systems from this collaboration.
The AtomX Sync module for the Ninja V and the Neon series of monitors will be the first Atomos products to feature integrated Timecode Systems technology.