TASCAM and ATOMOS Announce Wireless Synchronization for the Portacapture X8 Recorder

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TASCAM and ATOMOS announce the availability of wireless Bluetooth synchronization for the TASCAM Portacapture X8. With the addition of the optional TASCAM, AK-BT1 Bluetooth® dongle for the Portacapture X8 and either the newly announced ATOMOS CONNECT devices, AtomX SYNC, or Ultrasync Blue timecode sync adapters, videographers and audio professionals alike can now seamlessly and wirelessly, synchronize the Portacapture X8’s 8-track recording capability using 192kHz/32-bit float point recording technology with a wide array of video cameras, including DSLR and Mirrorless models. This results in outstanding audio quality, fully synchronized with the visuals for maximum flexibility throughout production.

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Syncing via timecode greatly helps the post-editing process by aligning files on a time basis, especially for projects using multiple cameras or recorders. Now, TASCAM and ATOMOS have solutions that address numerous production scenarios.

ATOMOS Ultrasync One

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The setup can be expanded with the addition of the ATOMOS Ultrasync One, which offers the flexibility to function either as a transmitter timecode server or as a receiver client device. A camera can receive a direct timecode feed using the Ultrasync One as the Master Timecode source.

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At the same time, the Ultrasync One wirelessly sends timecode to the Ultrasync Blue, which in turn, can wirelessly feed the TASCAM Portacapture X8/AK-BT1 plus a variety of other devices.

Wireless Timecode Synchronization

The Portacapture X8 control app will be updated to enable wireless timecode synchronization via Bluetooth to include the tools necessary to use this new wireless sync function. Other commercial apps will also be compatible, including Apogee Metarecorder, Mavis Pro Camera, and MovieSlate 8 Logging. To download the Portacapture X8 update, go to: https://tascam.jp/int/product/portacapture_x8/download.

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