For sending timecode from a SYNC E, ORIGINAL or TRACK E into a Zoom F6 you can simply use the 3.5 mm TRS cable already included in our sets. Please select "TIMECODE -> EXT" in the menu of the recorder. We recommend keeping your SYNC E connected at all times to ensure correct timecode information and enable wireless sync. However it is also possible to jam-sync any Tentacle device to the internal clock of the sound recorder. But we cannot guarantee synchronicity with the built-in timecode clock of the Zoom F6. Here is more information why: How many Tentacles do I need for my setup?
In case you still like to use the Zoom F6 as the master in your setup, be aware that the Zooms F6 uses a different pin configuration. While our devices send the Timecode IN and OUT both on the tip, the Zoom F6 sends the output on the ring.
We don’t offer a dedicated adapter cable for the Zoom F6, but here are two options how to solve this:
- You can either solder a cable or have it made. The left and right of the two stereo channels have to be reversed in the pinout. Please see the C15 cable Tentacle TRS to Transmitter TRS wiring in our Pinouts and Wiring Diagrams
- You can order the Tentacle to Bodypack Y-adapter cable in our online shop and use the Transmitter connector with the golden lockable minijack on the Zoom F6 and the standard TRS minijack for the Tentacle as indicated on the cable.
These cables only allow for receiving Timecode from the Zoom F6. As mentioned above, we recommend using a timecode generator as a timecode source for ease of use and convenience.
We cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of information provided by third-party manufacturers, so we recommend that you contact these third-party manufacturers directly if you have any questions regarding their devices.