The Panasonic Lumix GH6 offers external timecode synchronization with a Tentacle SYNC E & ORIGINAL timecode generator or a TRACK E via its flash synchro socket. This way, the timecode will be embedded into the file during recording.
Proceed as follows:
- Set your camera and Tentacle device to the same frame rate
- Set the mode dial on the Lumix to > Motion Picture
- Set your camera menu:
- Time Code > Count Up > Free Run
- System Frequency > Rec Quality
- Time Code > External TC Setting > TC Synchronization > TC In
- Synchronize your Tentacle, so it's outputting timecode (blinking green)
- Set the Tentacle output level to LINE
- Remove the cap from the flash synchro socket on the camera
- Connect the Tentacle device to the flash synchro socket
- Use this cable: Tentacle to Flash Synchro Socket
After the camera has been synced to the Tentacle, it indicates a reversed timecode symbol on the display. We recommend to use the Tentacle as the master clock in order to get a a visual confirmation that the camera is in sync with the timecode generator. Any time you switch off the camera, you'll need to repeat the last steps and confirm TC Input.
- Do not connect any external flash light to the flash sync socket when the TC Input is active. This might damage the camera.
- 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.