Compatible with Zoom F3?

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Can anyone tell me if the Tentacle Sync would be compatible with the Zoom F3?

I’m new to the world of sound. So far have the Tentacle time code generator and lav system. Thinking to add an option for a Boom Mic to the mix. I did some googling, but was surprised I couldn’t find an explicit answer to this question. I see that the F3 definitely supports a sort of proprietary Timecode sync called “ultrasync blue” but it simply wasn’t clear if it would work with tentacle.

Thanks so much for any insight!

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The timecode connection over bluetooth is rare. The other recording devices that I know of that communicate with Tentacle Bluetooth timecode are some iPhone apps, and the Tentacle TrackE.
Using timecode over a cable is very very very common. All devices work together and can be interchanged. It’s just the timecode through bluetooth that is very specific. Zoom has made an agreement with Timecode Systems so they can talk to each other. But it also means you have to buy their stuff. Its more expensive then Tentacle and not as easy to operate. And I can tell, because I own one. Which I rarely use, only when I need Wordclock.
So, if you want the F3 with timecode, you have to buy the Timecode Systems stuff.
I would not go that route, because a recorder with a decent timecode input is much more versatile.

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