Sony F55 Audio And Timecode Options
Sony F55 Audio Options
Recently I have been working with the Sony F55 for the first time and since my other Alexa and RED timecode videos has been well received I made a video for Sony F55 Audio Settings. The Sony F55 Audio Settings are really easy to navigate just like the Alexa in many ways. Also to work with the fan goes very quiet compared to the RED.
The Sony F55 Audio settings can work with external clocks and devices like my Sound Devices 664 using a BNC connector. You can set the Sony F55 to receive or send timecode from this port. (click any images to make them bigger)
The Sony F55 also has 2 XLR inputs with switchable phantom powering and accepts mic or line levels for a range of uses. All the Sony F55 Audio settings are very easily readable and simple to use which is nice, no hiding plugs like the RED camera.
Make sure if you are using the XLR inputs to go into the main menu via the menu button and ensure that CH1 and CH2 have audio select to MANUAL or it will auto gain and MESS EVERYTHING UP!
Now to the rest of the menu.
This is the first display you will see on the Sony F55 main menu (camera button). Below the camera main menu on the top left hand side of the picture is "AU/TC" where all your Sony F55 Audio Settings are. Just selecting that button will take you to the following menu. (click any images to make them bigger)
After the first pressing of the "AU/TC" button you see the image above. This is all for controlling your XLR inputs and what you attach to them. MIC CH1 REF is for the reference level for mic input 1. Input is to then amend the input of the microphone or incoming signal. You can also change the input signal to either LINE or MIC on the interface by the XLR inputs.
Pressing the "AU/TC" button for a second time takes you to the monitoring menu for adjusting headphone volume and which channels you want to monitor. The headphone slot is also just in the image above below the menu button. (click any images to make them bigger)
On the final 3rd press of "AU/TC" you see the timecode settings. I have it set to EXT present so I can connect my Sound Devices 664 as a master clock to the Sony F55. I need to it be on FREE RUN so it stays in sync when the camera isn't recording. The TC source changes back to internal once you remove the BNC connector. You will see the clock jump as you connect it.
Now see it in action from this video I did in between takes. I got confused myself about the TC source haha.
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