Atomos acquires Timecode systems
Timecode Systems has announced that the company is now part of Atomos. Together, the companies will build integrated multicamera workflow solutions that unify all recording devices on set, allowing these devices to work together more cohesively.
Timecode Systems, a company that develops wireless sync technology, burst onto the market in 2012, receiving a IABM award for innovation before even shipping its first product. The company launched the first-ever Wi-Fi-enabled digislate, created the only timecode sync solution for GoPro® cameras, and pioneered and patented a timecode-over-Bluetooth® timing protocol.
Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos said: “Right now, this disconnect between recording devices is holding back multicamera content creation. To truly shoot collaboratively, everything needs to work in perfect, frame-accurate sync — there has to be a robust wireless connection. The Timecode Systems RF protocol is this bulletproof link. Working together, we now have the glue to create a truly connected multicamera solution.”
Paul Scurrell, CEO and co-founder of Timecode Systems, added:
“The drive, energy, and desire to push boundaries is what excites me most about entering this new era with Atomos. Both companies have a history of executing successful collaborations with best-of-breed technology partners; this just takes it to a whole new level. The impact is going to be industry-changing.”
James Bond and Marvel movies, and TV shows such as “Gold Rush,” “Top Gear,” “Grand Tour,” and “The Island with Bear Grylls,” are among the productions that have adopted Timecode Systems as their sync standard. But the system is designed and priced to adapt equally well to lower budget documentaries and corporate productions.
The Timecode Systems wireless sync standard will not only feature across the next generations of the entire Atomos product range but will also be packaged as a free SDK for third-party manufacturers.
The AtomX Sync module for the Ninja V and the Neon series of monitors will be the first Atomos products to feature integrated Timecode Systems technology.