How To Set Up Timecode On The Sound Devices MixPre-10

July 3, 2023

Step-By-Step User Guide

Deity NP type battery powering a Sound Devices MixPre-10

Step #1

I’ve taken the mixer out of its sound bag to better access my ports. To power it I’m using the Deity NP batteries.

Step #2

First, confirm your frame rate with the camera department.

In this tutorial, we’ll be using true 24fps.

Arri mini LF receiving timecode for Deity TC-1
Deity TC-1 menu. L-Out mode

Step #3

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.”

Step #4

To connect the TC-1 to your camera you need a locking TRS to BNC cable.

Locate the TC input on the left side of the mixer and plug it in.

Deity TC-1 connected to Sound Devices MixPre-10 via Deity BNC cable
Sound Devices MixPre-10 menu. Aux in mode

Step #5

In the MixPre’s menu, select “Inputs” and set your “Aux In Mode” to something other than “timecode.”

This will make the device pull timecode from your BNC instead of the aux anytime the unit is powered off and on.

Step #6

Back in the top menu, go to the second tab and select “Timecode.”

Inside this set your “TC Mode” to “BNC In.”

Sound Devices MixPre-10 menu. TC Mode
Sound Devices MixPre-10 menu. Sync Ref

Step #7

Next got to the second tab of the timecode menu and make sure your “Sync Reference” is set to “Internal.”

Step #8

Finally, confirm that your unit is receiving timecode on the top left of the home screen.

Sound Devices MixPre-10 home screen. Receiving timecode form Deity TC-1
Deity TC-1 connected to Sound Devices MixPre-10 in sound bag

You’re Connected!

Your Sound Devices MixPre-10 is ready to be synced with the rest of your devices!

If you need help syncing your Deity TC-1 to your other Deity TC-1 timecode generators, here is a User Guide!

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