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Timecode Buddy WiFi Master

Timecode Buddy WiFi Master
Price: US $1,100.00

Single camera, multi camera or DSLR, the Timecode Buddy system is flexible and fully compatible with today’s television and film recording formats. No worries about syncing last minute additional cameras and no costly surprises when the material gets to edit and post-production. The complete Timecode Buddy system gives sound recordists, mixers and camera operators a cost effective suite of timecode kit that can be used on every kind of shoot.

The Timecode Buddy Wifi Master Transceiver has a world class accuracy temperature controlled crystal oscillator (TCXO) to generate timecode. This multi channel transceiver also has WiFi connectivity which allows you to stream sample accurate timecode over WiFi on up to 10 iPhones or iPads, giving everyone from camera assistants to script supervisors and directors access to the same perfectly synced timecode. 


  • Blue backlit display screen shows mode, timecode, user bits, frames per second (FPS) and TX/RX channel number.
  • Simple programming from an onscreen menu using a one finger navigation system. No confusing DIP switches to worry about.
  • Pre-programmed with 14 licence free channels.
  • Provides GENLOCK TV SYNC output, including HD formats.
  • Adjust and fix all settings simply ‘on set’ from your iPhone or iPad and access product manuals from any web browser using the Timecode Buddy: webview.
  • Transform an iPad into a digislate with the Timecode Buddy: app and unlock the advanced logging features of the latest Movie Slate app.
  • Powered by two AA batteries or an external 9-24v DC supply.
  • Dual buffered timecode outputs for 3D camera rigs.
  • Timecode in and outs via BNC or a standard wired Lemo five pin connector.
  • Update your Timecode Buddy: wifi master firmware online.
Timecode generator accuracy: 0.2 ppm TCXO reference oscillator (less than one half frame drift a day).
External Power: 9-24V DC via a 4 pin Hirose connector , five pin LEMO (pin 4 pos, pin 1 gnd).
Internal Power: 2 x ‘AA’ batteries.
T/C input: BNC connector or five pin LEMO (pin 2 sig, pin 1 gnd). 0.1 to 5V pp. Multi-channel digital transceiver in 865.050-868.550 MHz (CE Approved) and 915.050-918.650 MHz (FCC/IC Approved).
Dual Buffered T/C output: BNC connector and five pin LEMO (pin 5 sig, pin 1 gnd). 1V pp.
Supported FPS modes: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 29.97DF, 30DF.
Output sync modes: PAL, NTSC, 720p, 720p double frame, 1080i, 1080p, 1080i double frame, 1080p double frame.
Output Video Sync: 1V pp / 75 ohm.
LCD display: two line, 16 character, blue variable brightness backlit display.
Antenna ‘halo’ lightpipe:

tri-colour LED (Blue/Green/Red).

Accurate WiFi streaming of SMPTE timecode data to native iOS app.

Wi-Fi connectivity to allow menu changes via the free to download iOS app.

Wi-Fi: 2.4Ghz IEEE std.802.11b/g/n compatible, Ad Hoc and Infrastructure modes, DHCP Server.
External dimensions: 29.8mm x 87mm x 110mm
Built-in webpages for Buddy Web View feature:

Wi-Fi connectivity to see all settings via any connected web browser.

Wi-Fi connectivity to configure advanced WiFi settings of master.

Wi-Fi connectivity to access product manuals directly from the Buddy itself.

Infrastructure Wi-Fi connectivity to allow connection to the internet for firmware updates to master and tx products.

RF transceiver and transmitter frequencies - (CE Approved)

UK/EU and *CEPT countries:
*Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican.

1 UK/EU 865.050 MHz
2 UK/EU 865.150 MHz
3 UK/EU 865.250MHz
4 UK/EU 865.350 MHz
5 UK/EU 865.450 MHz
6 UK/EU 865.550 MHz
7 UK/EU 865.650 MHz
8 UK/EU 867.950 MHz
9 UK/EU 868.050 MHz
10 UK/EU 868.150 MHz
11 UK/EU 868.250 MHz
12 UK/EU 868.350 MHz
13 UK/EU 868.450 MHz
14 UK/EU 868.550 MHz

RF transceiver ftransmitter frequencies - (FCC/IC Approved)

USA, Australia, New Zealand.

1 USA/AU/NZ 915.050 MHz
2 USA/AU/NZ 915.150 MHz
3 USA/AU/NZ 915.250 MHz
4 USA/AU/NZ 915.350 MHz
5 USA/AU/NZ 915.450 MHz
6 USA/AU/NZ 915.550 MHz
7 USA/AU/NZ 915.650 MHz
8 USA/AU/NZ 918.050 MHz
9 USA/AU/NZ 918.150 MHz
10 USA/AU/NZ 918.250 MHz
11 USA/AU/NZ 918.350 MHz
12 USA/AU/NZ 918.450 MHz
13 USA/AU/NZ 918.550 MHz
14 USA/AU/NZ 918.650 MHz

Timecode Buddy app

The free Timecode Buddy app allows you to transform your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch into a highly accurate digislate. You can use the app to wirelessly stream and display real-time SMPTE timecode directly from your Timecode Buddy hardware onto up to ten iOS devices (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) simultaneously.

What makes the Timecode Buddy: app different
Timecode is broadcast via WiFi using UDP Broadcast protocol in ‘ad hoc’ mode. Simply, this means the timecode, user bits and frames per second (FPS) shown on the app feed directly from the incredibly accurate oscillator in the Timecode Buddy: wifi master rather than relying on the clock within your iOS devices.

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.

Self-shooting producer 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 the free Timecode Buddy app (iTunes)

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