How to sync Zoom F8 to Tentacle or sync Tentacle to Zoom F8

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Hi – please can you advise (A) how to sync the Zoom F8 to a TentacleSync Tentacle and (B) how to sync a TentacleSync Tentacle to the Zoom F8.  Tried every setting and failed.  For example, when starting Tentacle in Red-Mode and connecting it to the recorder’s Time Code Out BNC, the Tentacle’s light starts to flash red in a steady rhythm, but never changes to green to indicate that it has synced and switched to Green-Mode.  I have tried setting the F8 to Internal free run mode for that and have tried setting it to External mode in order to try to sync it to a Tentacle.  Luck with any of those attempts.

Please help.


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I’m seeing exactly same potential problem as Nick Ager and Tim Luyten: the internal timecode is 1 frame higher than the external timecode. Did anyone find out if this is a display issue or a real issue? I’m on Zoom f8n pro, and it happens whether the Zoom is in Ext Cont mode or Int Free run (with a recent Jam). I notice that all three of us are using 25fps and wonder if that’s related or a coincidence.

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