Setting the time code

Press the <TC> button to display the TC screen.

From the time code display, select [DF] or [NDF] in [DF/NDF].

Set [DF] to advance the time code in the drop frame mode, and set [NDF] to advance it in the non-drop frame mode. Note, however, that the time code always runs in [NDF] in the 24p (23.98P) mode.

Select [SET].

The [TC SET] screen is displayed.

Set the time code using the jog dial button.

Press the jog dial button to confirm the time code setting value.

Settable time code range

59.94P, 29.97P

00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:29


00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:23

50P, 25P

00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:24

Time code function during battery replacement

Even during battery replacement, the backup mechanism functions, allowing the time code generator to continue operating.

When each item of the system mode has been changed, the time code of free run may shift. Turn on the power again, check the time code, and reset it, if necessary.

Time codes in variable frame rate

  • In 24PN, recording is 24 frames, output is 30 frames, which matches 2:3 pull-down images.

  • The advance rate of the recording and output time code matches real time only when the image frame rate is 24P. When 60P, recording advance rate is 60/24 times. In this case, the camera switches to [REC RUN] fixed operation and the time code value that is output when recording starts matches the recording time code.

  • It is the same when shooting in modes other than 30P when in 30PN and shooting in modes other than 25P when in 25PN.