By attaching an optional AtomX SYNC module or Atomos CONNECT to your NINJA V+, you can take advantage of ATOMOS AirGlu™ wireless sync technology to simplify your multi-camera productions. These accessories allow for wireless timecode synchronization with other Atomos devices, cameras, audio recorders and timecode systems on set.
To use the ATOMOS CONNECT with your NINJA V+, ensure you have AtomOS firmware version 10.8 installed. Visit atomos.com/support to download firmware for your device.
The AtomX SYNC module also has a small battery inside it which acts as a hot swap continuous power battery extender, allowing you to keep your NINJA V+ running for approximately 5 minutes while you change the main battery. For more information refer to the AtomX SYNC Expansion Module section.
To use the AtomX SYNC Module with your NINJA V+, firmware version 10.65 or later needs to be installed.
The first time you power on your NINJA V+ with an AtomX SYNC module or Atomos CONNECT attached, 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 the AtomX SYNC module or Atomos CONNECT. 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. For more information refer to the AtomX SYNC Expansion Module section.
When AtomX SYNC or or Atomos CONNECT 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 NINJA V+ clock has been set correctly. This can be set in the TIME
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 AtomX SYNC module or Atomos CONNECT, it is important to use the calibration feature. HDMI cameras deliver their video and audio to your NINJA V+ 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 SYNC expansion modules or or Atomos CONNECT accessories with multiple NINJA V+’s 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 NINJA and SYNC module that is connected to a camera.
Navigate to the Timecode menu on your NINJA V+.
Select AtomX Sync or or Atomos CONNECT 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 NINJA V+.
Using an AUX cable, connect the headphone Out of your NINJA V+ to the mic/line in connector on the camera and press Calibrate.
Your NINJA V+ calculates frame delays & displays it as shown below.
Tap ACCEPT to select the calibrated frame delay. The frame delay will be listed at TC Offset on the Timecode menu page.
If you see ‘No Audio Detected’ on your NINJA V+, 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.