Usually one of our Lockit devices acts as the Master Clock on set. But if you want another device to be the Master Clock, our TX mode is the right way to go.
This can be a computer, an audio recorder or a studio master clock.
If you start your Lockit device in TX mode and ingest the Timecode from an external source, it will automatically tune the internal generator speed to the external timecode source. And then again broadcast it to other Lockit devices via ACN (Ambient Communication Network).
Here is how it works:
Assuming you want your sound recorder to be the Master Clock. Set the Timecode and Framerate in the recorders menu.
Now start one Lockit device in TX mode by pressing Red and Power. This device we will now call the "TX Master". By the way: this can be a Lockit, NanoLockit, Lockit+ or LockitSlate.
- Now you'll see, for the moment there is no Timecode running.
Attach this Lockit device to the Sound Recorder’s Timecode interface. And now you see: The Lockit adopts the Timecode of the External Source.
Especially nice: without any further button press, this timecode and framerate is now distributed in the ACN. So, as soon as I turn on the other Lockit devices, they immediately receive the correct timecode signal. Continuously.
TX Mode in Action:
Please not: it’s not just a single jam like in our previous TRX mode. In TX mode the Lockit device constantly tunes itself to the external source to be perfectly in sync.