SyncBac PRO integrates GoPro footage seamlessly into a professional production workflow in three ways.
Timecode sync multiple GoPros
Attach a SyncBac PRO to every unit and timecode sync multiple HERO4 units via long range wireless RF. Simply make one GoPro the master unit and timecode sync unlimited GoPro slaves.
Timecode sync with pro cameras & pro audio devices
When docked with a SyncBac PRO, GoPros integrate perfectly into a Timecode Systems production workflow. This means they can wirelessly timecode sync with any professional camera and audio equipment using a :pulse, :wave or :minitrx+ unit for timecode.
Wireless monitoring & control
When connected to the B:LINK Hub dashboard via a :pulse, SyncBac PRO users can remotely control and monitor multiple GoPros from any smartphone (iOS or Android), tablet, Mac® or PC. This, among other things, unlocks the capability to adjust camera settings and record start/stop remotely – a great way to maximize a GoPro’s battery life when it’s gear-mounted or not easily accessible.
How can we sync footage captured by a GoPro?
It’s a dilemma that’s troubled productions ever since they first started using the popular non-timecoded wearable cameras in professional film and television. The SyncBac PRO for the first time provides a tailor-made solution.
SyncBac Pro was developed by Timecode Systems Limited, a developer of wireless timecode hardware and software. As a sounding board for the broadcast industry’s workflow issues and ideals, the team was frequently fielding enquiries from productions struggling to timecode sync GoPro footage
Visual slating of these cameras with a digislate was a workaround but not the seamless solution productions craved. So Timecode Systems developed the SyncBac Pro, working closely with GoPro to create a customized product that enables the HERO4 to timecode sync in the same way as traditional film and broadcast equipment.
But Timecode Systems didn’t stop once they’d cracked timecode sync. With the GoPro now compatible with the entire Timecode Systems range of wireless timecode and metadata products, there was an opportunity to add the functionality to wirelessly control and monitor GoPros using the B:LINK Hub. This enables wearable cameras to join up with all cameras and sound on set creating Timecode Systems’ most cohesive workflow solution yet.