Using Timecode on the RED KOMODO 6K and KOMODO X With Wireless PRO

In this article, we’ll walk you through how to set up timecode on your RED KOMODO 6K or KOMODO X with the Wireless PRO. To record timecode to the RED KOMODO, you’ll need a 3.5mm-to-9-pin timecode adaptor cable.

Step 1

Connect your Wireless PRO receiver to a computer or phone running RØDE Central.

Step 2

Enable timecode and select the framerate you’re shooting in. Toggle ‘Real time’ on then click ‘Timecode Modes’, choose ‘Timecode 5’ and click ‘Apply’. Check that the output gain is set to 0dB to ensure your camera detects the timecode signal.

Red Komodo - RØDE Central

Step 3

Ensure your camera’s framerate matches the one you just set for your timecode.

Step 4

Go to the 'Audio / TC’ menu, then ‘Timecode Source’, and select ‘External’.

Red Komodo - timecode menu

Step 5

In the same ‘Audio / TC’ menu, under ‘Time Code Display Mode’, select ‘TOD’.

Step 6

Return to the viewfinder screen and connect the Wireless PRO to the RED KOMODO’s ‘EXT’ port using the 3.5mm-to-9-pin adaptor cable.

Red Komodo - cable

As soon as it’s connected, you will see the timecode on your camera jump to match the timecode set by the Wireless PRO and your camera will now be recording timecode to the metadata of its video files. You can follow our guides linked in the description for how to use your editing software to synchronise your footage using timecode in post-production.

Check out our user guide for more information on Using Timecode with the Wireless PRO.