How to set up timecode on your Osmo Action 3

December 21, 2022

Step-By-Step User Guide

DJI Mimo app. DJI Osmo Action 3 timecode firmware update.

Step #1

First, you need to ensure your DJI Osmo Action 3 firmware is at least v01.02.10.10 or newer.

This update contains the timecode function and can be found using the DJI Mimo app.

Step #2

Next, confirm your frame rate, note that the DJI Osmo 3 menu displays the incorrect frame rates. This is confirmed by looking at the clip metadata.

⚫ 24fps = 23.98fps
⚫ 30fps = 29.97fps DROP FRAME
⚫ 60fps = 59.94fps

DJI Osmo Action 3 frame rate conversion chart. 24fps is 23.98. 30fps is 29.97 drop frame. 60fps is 59.94
Deity TC-1 out type menu. A-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.”

Step #4

To connect the TC-1 to your Osmo Action 3, you will need a USB-C to 3.5 TRS cable.

Through our testing, we had the most success with the Deity C21 and Saramonic SR-C2001.

Deity TC-1 and Saramonic SR-C2001
Deity TC-1 and Saramonic SR-C2001 connected to DJI Osmo Action 3. Setting up timecode on DJI Osmo action 3

Step #5

Once inside the timecode menu, connect the TC-1 to update the Osmo Action 3’s internal timecode.

After syncing, remove the TC-1 for scratch audio or to add an external microphone. Keep the TC-1 powered on for later use.

Step #6

The internal timecode of the Osmo Action 3 will lose sync after a few hours so repeat the jamming process every so often.

Deity TC-1 and Saramonic SR-C2001 connected to DJI Osmo Action 3. Setting up timecode on DJI Osmo action 3
DJI Osmo Action 3 battery

Step #7

Note that you can power down the camera and swap the battery without losing timecode sync.

You’re Connected!

Your DJI Osmo Action 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!

Deity TC-1, Saramonic SR-C2001, and  DJI Osmo Action 3.

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