The ATOMOS AirGlu™ wireless sync technology built into SHOGUN CONNECT allows you to simplify your multi-camera productions. By adding professional wireless timecode and sync to any connected camera or source, you have the ability to integrate consumer cameras into multicam productions.
This allows for perfect wireless timecode synchronization with other Atomos devices, cameras, iOS devices, audio recorders and timecode systems on set. The ATOMOS UltraSync ONE and UltraSync Blue can also be used to bring multiple cameras and devices into perfect sync.
The result is that your footage and audio from multiple sources will be perfectly aligned when you bring it into your NLE timeline. You can sync and/or control any number of Atomos devices on the same network at ranges of up to 300m.
The first time you power on your SHOGUN CONNECT, you will be prompted to select a region. It is important to select the correct geographical region here as these accessories adhere to strict guidelines for each region.
Allows you to set a timecode offset value to account for audio delay when using wireless timecode synchronization. Use the - and + icons to manually adjust the amount of frames to delay. Where the Calibrate function has been used, the frame delay will be displayed here.
When AirGlu is selected as the source, Press the Set Timecode button to open the Sync Network Timecode page. In this menu you can use the Set From setting to select the timecode to use as the clock for the Server unit.
Tap to cycle through the options:
Time of Day: Each new clip that is created will contain embedded Timecode starting with the time of day when the recording is started. Please check that SHOGUN CONNECT clock has been set correctly. This can be set in the TIME ZONE
Manual: With this setting, the Timecode will reset to the timecode you have defined whenever you press record. All your clips start with this same Timecode. Use the - and + icons above each unit to adjust the numerical values for the hour, minute and seconds sections. TBC
Before using the wireless timecode and SYNC features, it is important to use the calibration feature. HDMI cameras deliver their video and audio to your SHOGUN CONNECT with a small delay, so calibration is necessary to identify the amount of delay that your camera has and take that into account. This will ensure that your video, audio and timecode are in sync, especially if you plan to use multiple SHOGUN CONNECT’s or other ATOMOS Connected devices on a multicamera shoot.
How to sync your video, audio and timecode
Follow these steps to sync your video, audio and timecode - and repeat for each SHOGUN CONNECT
Navigate to the Timecode menu on your SHOGUN CONNECT.
Select AirGlu as the timecode source. The following screen will appear.
Using an HDMI cable, connect the HDMI output of your camera to the HDMI in connector on your SHOGUN CONNECT.
Using an AUX cable, connect the headphone Out of your SHOGUN CONNECT to the mic/line in connector on the camera and press Calibrate. Your SHOGUN CONNECT calculates frame delays & displays it as shown below.
If you see ‘No Audio Detected’ on your SHOGUN CONNECT, check the audio settings on your camera and tap ‘retry’.
It’s important to recalibrate every time that you change camera type, frame rate or resolution.