View Full Version : HPX250: Time Code Sync between HPX250 and HPX171
06-26-2012, 07:29 AM
Subject says it all and I've googled thru these forums. Can't figure it out.
Any help would be appreciated.
HPX250EJ and HPX171e
06-26-2012, 08:56 AM
If I'm remembering correctly, the HPX171 can sync timecode through firewire only, it has no other timecode in/out capability. So you'd put the HPX250 in DVCPRO-HD to match the HPX171 (note -- NOT 720pN!) and then you can sync the 171 to match the incoming timecode being fed by the HPX250. I laid out the procedure in The HPX Book.
06-26-2012, 08:59 AM
I have the "HVX and HPX" book but we bought outside of the US so didn't get the new HPX book.
06-26-2012, 09:15 AM
The procedure is the same. The "HVX & HPX" book covers the HPX171, so follow what it says in the timecode article and you'll be good to go.
06-26-2012, 09:59 AM
Worked like a charm, thanks so much.
One correction or addition:
States in the HPX Handbook " Also, make sure the 1394 TC REGEN is set of OFF. Finally, switch to MCR/VCR mode....."
I could not get to the "1394 TC REGEN" selection until I entered MCR mode. Couldn't do it in CAM mode via RECORDING SETUP.
But that is for my particular model HPX171e and maybe different than others.
I was easily confused about the "(don't worry about setting the TC PRESET menu item)" explanation. It just doesn't matter what you enter there as long as you hit OK... then the new generated TC comes via Firewire from the MASTER Cam. It's simple.