Setting the Time Code XF705

Article ID: ART172667 | Date published: 12/18/2018 | Date last updated: 12/18/2018
 

Description

Setting the Time Code  XF705

Solution

Setting the Time Code
In mode, the camcorder generates a time code signal and records it with the recorded clips. The time code signal can be output from the SDI terminal, HDMI OUT terminal and TIME CODE terminal. In mode,
the time code embedded in the clip being played back can be output from the SDI terminal.
Depending on the frame rate used, you may be able to select between a drop frame an non-drop frame time code signal. The default mode varies depending on the country/region of purchase and, though the time code display style is different for DF and NDF, in this section the NDF display style is used for simplicity’s sake.

Selecting the Time Code Mode
You can select the camcorder’s time code mode.
1 Select [Time Code Mode].

2 Select the desired option and then press SET.

Options
[Preset]: The time code starts from an initial value you can select in advance. The default initial time code is 00:00:00:00.
See the following procedures to select the time code running mode and set the initial time code.

[Regen.]: The camcorder will read the selected SD card and the time code will continue from the last time code recorded on the card. The time code runs only while recording so clips recorded consecutively on the same card will have continuous time codes.

Setting the Time Code Running Mode
If you set the time code mode to [Preset], you can select the time code running mode.
1 Select [Time Code Run].
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2 Select the desired option and then press SET.

Options
[Rec Run]: The time code runs only while recording so clips recorded consecutively on the same card will
have continuous time codes.
[Free Run]: The time code starts running the moment you press SET and keeps running regardless of the
camcorder’s operation.

Setting the Time Code’s Initial Value
If you set the time code mode to [Preset], you can set the initial value of the time code.

Operating modes:‚Äč

1 Select [Set Time Code].

2 Select [Change] and then press SET.
  • The time code setting screen appears with an orange selection frame indicating the hours.
  • To reset the time code to [00:00:00:00], select [Reset] instead. If the running mode is set to [Free Run], the time code will be reset the moment you press SET and keep running continuously from 00:00:00:00.
3 Push the joystick up/down to set the hours and press SET to move to the minutes.
  • Change the rest of the fields (minutes, seconds, frame) in the same way.
  • Press the CANCEL button to return to the previous screen without setting the time code.
4 Select [Set] and press SET to close the screen.
  • If the running mode is set to [Free Run], the time code will start running from the selected time code the moment you press SET.

Selecting Drop or Non-Drop Frame
When the frame rate is set to 59.94P, 59.94i or 29.97P, you can select between a drop frame (DF) or non-drop frame (NDF) time code, depending on how you plan to use your recordings.
With all other frame rates, the time code is set to non-drop frame (NDF) and cannot be changed.

Operating modes:

1 Select [Time Code DF/NDF].

2 Select [DF] or [NDF] and then press SET.
• The time code display will differ depending on the setting. When you select [DF], the time code will appear as [00:00:00.00]; when you select [NDF], it will appear as [00:00:00:00].

Putting the Time Code Display on Hold
If you set an assignable button to [Time Code Hold], you can press the button to freeze the display of the time code*. While the time code display is put on hold, [H] will appear on the screen next to the time code.

Operating modes:

The time code continues to run normally while the time code display is on hold. When you resume the time code display, the current time code will be displayed.
* The time code signal output from the terminals will not be put on hold. However, the time code displayed on a monitor connected
to the SDI terminal or HDMI OUT terminal will be put on hold.


NOTES
• The frames value of the time code runs from 0 to 23 (frame rate set to 23.98P), from 0 to 24 (frame rate set to 25.00P, 50.00P or 50.00i), or from 0 to 29 (all other frame rates).
• However, if is set to [PsF (Forced 1080i)], even when the frame rate is set to 23.98P, the frames value of the time code output from the SDI terminal and HDMI
OUT terminal will be converted so it runs from 0 to 29.
• When slow motion recording is activated, you cannot select the [Free Run] running mode. Conversely, when pre-recording is activated, [Free Run] is set automatically and cannot be changed.
• When slow motion recording is activated, the time code signal will not be output from the SDI terminal, HDMI OUT terminal or TIME CODE terminal.
• When you mix drop frame and non-drop frame time codes, there might be a discontinuity in the time code at the point where the recording starts.
• When you are using the [Free Run] running mode, the time code will continue running as long as the built-in backup battery has some charge left, even if you disconnect all other power sources.
• If you set an assignable button to [Time Code], you can press the button to open the  menu page.

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