GH5 and GH4 timecode

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Hi Ulrich,


I am trying to timecode jam the GH5 (and GH4) with a tentacle sync box via the 3.5mm jack. Do you know if this is possible? If so, what are the settings required? Thank you



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Tech support have got this badly wrong. The GH4 and GH5 do actually have timecode built in… and its in the menus under TC options – no duh. It records the timecode into the footage so you dont have to mess around with costly tentacle devices and wasting a channel of your audio for a timecode signal. And whats more tentacle are WRONG about jamming the timecodes – locking them all to one time. You can do this FOR FREE with the panasonic mobile phone app. You look under options for GPS and send timecode lock signal there… and each camera you own syncs up to that mobile – in other words the mobile is the MASTER device and your cameras are all SLAVES… exactly like the big boys do it. So I know tentacle are trying to sell you kit… but its kit you dont need. WIth some cameras that dont have TC built in, sure use a tentacle device but Panasonic GH4 Gh5 etc are not those sort of low grade cameras!!!! They have it built in. Here is how to do it:

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