How to set up timecode on your DJI Osmo Pocket 3

December 19, 2023

Step-By-Step User Guide

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 frame rate settings

Step #1

First things first, confirm your frame rate, in this case, I’m using 23.98.

Step #2

Note that the frame rate in the menu is not the true frame rate the device captures.

Here is a quick conversion chart to help you out.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 true frame rate settings
Deity TC-1 out type settings

Step #3

On the TC-1, I have my mode set to auto, so it’ll follow my master unit which is a TC-SL1.

Now, 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 Pocket 3, you will need a Deity C21 cable.

Deity C21 timecode cable
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 settings menu

Step #5

Before plugging in your TC-1, swipe down on the home screen of the pocket and select the settings menu.

Scroll down and select the timecode menu.

Step #6

Here you can see the true frame rate your device is capturing in the top right.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 timecode menu
Deity TC-1 feeding timecode into DJI Osmo Pocket 3

Step #7

Now, connect the TC-1 to update the Pocket 3’s internal clock.

Remove the TC-1 for scratch audio or to add an external microphone. Keep the TC-1 powered on for later use though.

The Osmo is an exception, Keep THE TC-1 connected on other devices.

Couple Notes

The internal clock of the Pocket 3 will lose sync after a few hours so repeat the jamming process every so often.

Luckily, you can power down the camera for a very short amount of time without losing timecode sync.

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 powering down
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 timecode menu

You’re Connected!

Your DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is ready to be synced with the rest of your set!

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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