Timecode Buddy: mini rx

The Timecode Buddy: mini rx completes the Timecode Buddy: system range by introducing a miniature sized, lightweight and low-cost receiver to pair with your other Buddy transmitters and transceivers. The internal TCXO timecode and genlock generator ensures the :mini rx stays perfectly synced to its partner, even if RF is lost. Features include:

  • Mini dimensions: 29mm x 44mm x70mm and just 122g
  • Extremely accurate internal TCXO timecode & genlock generator
  • Power: 12-15 hours minimum on internal rechargeable battery
  • Simple programming: on-screen menu using one finger navigation

Use the :mini rx with a :mini trx (multi-channel transceiver) or a :mini tx (multi-channel transmitter) for a completely cable-free way to generate and sync super accurate timecode.  Pair it with the :wifi master to wirelessly stream and display real-time SMPTE timecode directly to up to 10 iOS devices over WiFi.

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Product Description


In addition to the standard Buddy specification these features make the :mini rx unique.

A generator buffered receiver
Timecode Buddy: mini rx  is an extremely accurate internal timecode and genlock generator ensure the :mini rx buffers and stays perfectly synced to its partner Buddy unit, even if RF is lost.

A petite package
Measuring just 29mm x 44mm x 70mm and weighing a mere 122g, Timecode Buddy: mini rx is perfectly proportioned to attach to a camera.

A cost-effective sync solution
Our customers, and the production teams they work for, told us they wanted a lower cost, but equally accurate, solution for syncing multiple sound and camera sources. Timecode Buddy: mini rx was designed to meet this requirement.

Power source on
An internal Li-Polymer rechargeable battery charges the Timecode Buddy: mini rx for a minimum of 10-15 hours. You can also plug it up via a micro USB 5V and external 7-24V DC

On the go connectivity
Complete firmware updates on the go using the micro USB connection. We’re also hatching plans to use this port to transfer metadata in future.

Function Multi-channel generator buffered receiver
External dimensions 29mm x 44mm x 70mm
LCD display 2 line, 16 character, blue variable brightness backlit display
Supported FPS modes 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 29.97DF, 30DF
Antenna ‘halo’ lightpipe Tri-colour LED (Blue/Green/Red)
T/C input BNC connector
Frequency 865.050-868.550 MHz (CE approved) and 915.050-918.650 MHz (FCC/IC/C-Tick approved), 920.6-923MHz (ARIB Japan approved)
Internal power Li-Polymer rechargeable battery, 10-15 hours min operation, 2 hours charge from the USB or Hirose power source
T/C output BNC connector (selectable standard or mic level)
Output sync modes PAL, NTSC, 720p, 720p double frame, 1080i, 1080p, 1080p double frame
Output video sync 1V pp / 75 ohm or 1V pp /37.5ohm for ‘High Level Genlock’ mode (3D camera rigs)


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