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.


Answered question

Hi Alex,

We also have a Zoom F8 and we don’t have that issues you are describing.

For feeding Tentacle by the F8 please check following settings:

  • frame rates must be the same!
  • Set F8 (Mode:) to Int Free/RTC Run

Which adapter cable (3.5mm<>BNC) do you use?

For feeding your F8 by Tentacle:

  • frame rates must be the same!
  • Set F8 (Mode:) to Ext and Ext Continous: On

Now you should see the the Ext TC at TIMECODE Menu.

I hope it helps.

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Best, Max

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