As GoPro cameras continue to increasingly be used in all types of film and broadcast productions, Timecode Systems offers a solution that further enhances their compatibility with such projects. The SyncBac PRO for GoPro HERO7 Black & HERO6 Black allows the GoPro camera to generate frame-accurate timecode and thereby integrate into multicam workflows with other GoPros and professional cameras and audio gear.
Here's how it all works. If you want to timecode-sync two HERO7/HERO6 cameras, you just need a SyncBac PRO for each one, and the SyncBacs cause the cameras to record MP4 files with timecode embedded in the metadata. When recording is done, the files will be available on the cameras' SD cards. If you want to sync 10 GoPros, the process is the same. Altogether, up to 48 GoPros can be synced.
But if you also want to be able to control the cameras remotely, such as turn one on or off, you would need the optional Timecode Systems :pulse system, which allows for control as well as checking battery status (of the camera and SyncBac) using an accompanying iOS/Android BLINK Hub app over Wi-Fi. This additional system is useful for when you have your GoPros in a 360 rig. (SyncBac PRO for HERO7/HERO6 is compatible with 360RIZE 360 rigs. It doesn't add much size to the camera and fits perfectly into the 360RIZE rigs).
If you want to sync two or more HERO7/HERO6 cameras plus a pro camera and/or a pro audio product, you will need to incorporate the optional Timecode Systems UltraSync ONE. While the SyncBac PROs connect to the GoPros, the UltraSync ONE connects to your pro camera(s)/audio product(s). In this case, the UltraSync ONE will be the timecode master and will provide you with all your timecode. In this case too, if you want remote control, you will require the :pulse system. The UltraSync ONE comes with two cables, but there is a variety of other cables that are available for compatibility with most cameras (please see Accessories tab). For incorporating audio products only, you can use the optional Timecode Systems :wave.
To set up your GoPro HERO7/HERO6 in the SyncBac PRO, insert the camera into the included SyncBac PRO Backdoor frame and connect the two using the supplied USB sync cable.
- Sync two or more (up to 48) GoPro HERO7/HERO6 Black cameras
- Sync two or more HERO7/HERO6 cameras plus pro cameras and pro audio products (optional accessories required for the latter scenarios)
- Produces MP4 files with timecode embedded in the metadata (retrievable via the camera's SD card)
- Compatible with 360RIZE 360 rigs
- Optional Timecode Systems :pulse unit supported that allows for remote control of the camera and checking battery status over an iOS/Android app
- Approx. 650' range
- Supported frame rates: 23.976, 25, 29.97