Blink Hub Enables Easier Multi-Camera Shoots


MIB Reports TV NewsTimecode Systems Limited designs and manufactures timecode hardware and software products that offer a reliable and user-friendly way to generate, sync, and share accurate timecode and metadata wirelessly over long-range RF and Wi-Fi. The company says its new production dashboard and device control app for iOS, Android, and Mac, is available to download.

Called Blink Hub, it uses the company’s Blink RF to power a real-time dashboard displaying all Timecode Systems units in use on one screen.

By enabling crews to monitor and synchronize video and sound sources centrally at the point of shooting, the app avoids the time and cost of having to manually fix any synchronization issues during postproduction.

“As production teams seek to capture more footage from increasingly interesting camera angles, the number of sound and video sources on a shoot requiring timecode is multiplying,” said Paul Scurrell, CEO of Timecode Systems. “Manually checking and re-jamming every individual timecode unit at regular intervals throughout a shoot is not always an option, and fixing sync issues in postproduction is a time-consuming, manual process.”

Blink Hub, says Scurrell, “gives crews access to the full production workflow from wherever they are — in the studio, on set, or on location — directly from their smartphones, computers, or tablets, which means they can view and monitor multiple timecode sources and their sync statuses from a single screen.”