• Atomos acquires UK’s Timecode Systems
  • Timecode Systems created first sync solution for Go Pro cameras
  • Atomos CEO: “We now have the glue to create a truly connected multicamera solution”


Atomos founder and chief executive Jeromy Young

Atomos has acquired Timecode Systems, the UK manufacturer of wireless sync technology.

Atomos said the deal would enable it to create “a truly connected multicamera solution” that unifies all recording devices on set.

Timecode Systems launched the first-ever Wi-Fi-enabled digislate, created the only timecode sync solution for GoPro cameras, and patented a timecode-over-Bluetooth timing protocol.

Atomos founder and chief executive Jeromy Young said: “Right now, this disconnect between recording devices is holding back multicamera content creation.

“To truly shoot collaboratively, everything needs to work in perfect, frame-accurate sync — there has to be a robust wireless connection.

“The Timecode Systems RF protocol is this bulletproof link. Working together, we now have the glue to create a truly connected multicamera solution.”

The Timecode Systems wireless sync standard will feature across the next generations of the Atomos product range and be packaged as a free SDK for third-party manufacturers. The AtomX Sync module for the Ninja V and the Neon series of monitors will be the first Atomos products to feature integrated Timecode Systems technology.

Paul Scurrell, CEO and co-founder of Worcestershire-based Timecode Systems, added: “Both companies have a history of executing successful collaborations with best-of-breed technology partners; this just takes it to a whole new level. The impact is going to be industry-changing.”

Timecode Systems products have been used on James Bond and Marvel films as well as TV productions such as Gold Rush, Top Gear, Grand Tour and The Island with Bear Grylls.