Timecode Display: Displays the current timecode. The position of the timecode display will depend on the screen mode you are using. In monitoring mode it appears in the center top, below the info bar. In home screen mode the timecode display sits on the bottom near the REC PLAY MON EDIT icons. Touching the Timecode display will take you to this Timecode menu screen.
The timecode modes that are supported:
Time of Day
Hour / Minute / Second / Frame
These settings will be enabled when using the Auto Restart mode, and allow you to define a timecode that will be used for all clips whenever you press record. Use the - and + icons above each unit to adjust the numerical values for the hour, minute and seconds sections. Refer to Auto Restart mode below for more information.
Tap to cycle through the timecode modes:
HDMI/SDI embedded Timecode:
With this setting, the HDMI/SDI input will use the Timecode embedded in the input signal. The controls to adjust Timecode values are disabled in this menu as you will need to adjust these on the camera. Note that not all HDMI/SDI sources embed Timecode.
Trigger from HDMI Timecode:
If HDMI timecode is selected and the camera is in REC RUN mode, the user has the choice to start and stop recording remotely from the source camera timecode.
To enable rolling Timecode Start/Stop functions, simply set the HDMI Timecode switch to on. When enabled, pressing the camera Record Stop/ Start button will make the NINJA V start and stop recording simultaneously as the timecode starts and stops.
When using the camera in Free Run timecode, the rolling timecode trigger might not work as expected.
Note that whilst camera triggers are also looped out on HDMI not all wireless systems carry the trigger on to other devices so it’s worth testing your system before a shoot if you pan to use it in this way to record proxies.
Time of Day
With this setting, each new clip that is created will contain embedded Timecode starting with the time of day when the recording is started. Please check that NINJA V clock has been set correctly. This can be set in the TIME
If recording is stopped and then restarted while in this mode, there will be a time gap between the last clip and the next one, equal to the length of time the NINJA V has been out of record.
In Time of Day mode, the controls on the Timecode Setup Screen for adjusting the start-point of the Ninja’s Timecode are not available, as the Timecode is set by the Ninja’s internal clock.
With this setting you set the starting timecode for the first clip. The following clips will start at the frame immediately after the out point of the preceding clip. This will continue for all clips that follow. This is also known as continuous Timecode.
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.
This setting will be available when you have an AtomX SYNC module connected to your NINJA V. For more information refer to the AtomX SYNC Expansion Module section.
This setting will be available when you have an Atomos CONNECT attached to your NINJA V. For more information refer to the ATOMOS CONNECT Connections section.
Use Drop Frame
Allows you to use drop frame timecode type.
HDMI Out Timecode
Allows you to output the timecode chosen here on the HDMI Output of the Ninja.
Additional settings will appear when you have an AtomX SYNC module connected to your NINJA V. For more information refer to the AtomX SYNC Expansion Module section.