Take a global leader in recorder-monitors and add to it the clout of a powerful wireless sync platform and you get boundless opportunities for multi-camera content creation of every budget and genre. The announcement of the acquisition of Timecode Systems by Atomos a few weeks ago came with a bold promise of a new, more democratic era for multi-camera video production. And at this week’s Inter BEE exhibition in Japan, the newly joined companies are showing they’re already making significant headway on delivering this vision.
For InterBEE 2019, Atomos is putting the AtomX SYNC accessory for the Ninja V centre stage. It’s the first product from the recorder-monitor leaders to include fully integrated Timecode Systems sync power. This adds advanced wireless sync and remote device control features to the Ninja V’s feature set. Attaching the module locks the connected camera into a robust, frame-accurate sync with other Ninja Vs, and also any other sound and video devices, and even compatible smartphone camera apps using Timecode Systems products.
Paul Scurrell, founder of Timecode Systems said: “Anyone who has tried to scramble together various sources of sound and video media from a multi-camera shoot knows what a huge hassle aligning and synchronizing content can be for postproduction. This is usually down to a lack of accurate sync points. The drive behind the partnership of Atomos and Timecode Systems is to use some very smart wireless technology to take away this pain. The AtomX SYNC for the Ninja V is the first hint at the powerful reality of our combined proposition.”
Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos said: “2019 has been amazing – a landmark year for Atomos. We’ve made significant strides forward with our mission to disrupt the market by pushing new boundaries with our product range and exploring some really exciting new applications of technology. At InterBEE, I’m delighted to have the Atomx SYNC and Asynchronous switching on Sumo19 as two significant show pieces that really hammer home how committed we are to democratising the technology powering video content creation.”