Step-By-Step User Guide
The inputs and menus of the Sony FX3 and FX30 are nearly identical so this tutorial will be useful for both cameras.
First, confirm your frame rate. Note that the frame rates listed in the Sony menu are inaccurate. Here is a helpful conversion chart.
• 24fps = 23.98fps
• 30fps = 29.97fps DROP FRAME
• 60fps = 59.94fps
UPDATE: A recent firmware update added a true 24fps option.
Additionally, if you’d like to shoot at a high frame rate like 120fps (which is really 119.88) and still have timecode, use a common denominator frame rate.
For 119.88fps the matching frame rate would be 29.97DF.
On your Deity TC-1, scroll over to the frame rate section and match it to the camera.
Next, scroll over to the out type section and select “L-Out.”
The FX3 & FX30 use a proprietary multiport so to connect the TC-1 you will need a Deity C23 cable.
Using the included hook-n-loop, sandwich it between the TC-1 and cold shoe mount, and then plug everything in.
In your camera’s menu, scroll down to the camera icon and then scroll down to the “TC/UB” menu.
Set your “Time Code Format” to “drop frame” or “non-drop frame” depending on your frame rate choice.
Next, set your “Time Code Make” to “Preset.”
Finally, set your “Time Code Run” to “Free Run.”
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