How To Set Up Timecode On Your Sony A7SIII

October 25, 2022

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Step-By-Step User Guide

Sony A7SIII 3.5mm timecode connection

Step #1

First things first, grab a 3.5 to 3.5 TRS cable. Next, locate the mic input on the left side of the camera and plug it in.

Deity TC-1 time code generator frame rate setting

Step #2

Really quickly, confirm your frame rate, in this case I’m using “30.

On your TC-1, scroll over to the frame rate section and match it to the camera.

Deity TC-1 time code generator out type setting. L-Out

Step #3

On your 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 “A-Out.”

You’re now ready to receive a signal!

Sony A7SIII camera menu. Audio recording settings

Step #4

In your camera menu, go to the “camera” icon and then “Audio Recording.”

Sony A7SIII camera menu. Audio recording settings

Step #5

Inside that, make sure your “Audio Recording” is “on” and then scroll down to “Audio Record Level.”

Sony A7SIII camera menu. Audio recording settings. Audio Rec level

Step #6

Here you can see that your timecode is coming in on the left channel, while the TC-1 scratch audio is on the right.

Adjust your recording level as needed.

Deity TC-1 on Sony A7SIII

You’re Connected!

Your Sony A7SIII is ready to be synced with the rest of your set!

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