Avid SYNC HD
Keep your Pro Tools rigs and other connected gear in sync—no matter how massive your media production. Designed for Pro Tools | HD systems, Pro Tools | SYNC HD is the ultimate low-jitter master clock, providing near sample-accurate lock to serial timecode. It’s a must when working with large-scale music and soundtrack productions. If you have multiple audio interfaces and digital devices in your studio, SYNC HD offers the stability, consistency, and reliability you need to keep everything running smoothly. And with its new lower price, commanding precision is even easier than ever.
Connect your sources
SYNC HD provides a wide variety of connections to sync your gear. Get all of the usual suspects to connect to Linear Timecode, Word Clock, NTSC/PAL sources, black burst generators, digital audio signals, and MachineControl-enabled systems, as well as Bi-Phase, Tach, and Pilot devices.
Set the clock
Easily select SYNC HD’s clock reference with just the press of a button. The interface supports all major industry-standard clock sources, including Word Clock, HD, and SD Video Reference, AES/EBU, Composite Video In, LTC, and more.
Choose your frame rate
Select the timecode frame rate and format (drop-frame or non-drop-frame) with a simple button press. You can scope your current rate by the lit green LED indicator next to 30, 29.97, 25, and 24 fps—or a flashing 24 fps LED indicator when using 23.976 fps. And the “DF” LED will light to indicate drop-frame formats.
See and take control
View incoming timecode, as well as various function settings, on the multifunction LED display. See timecode displayed in hours: minutes: seconds: frames. Or use the controls below the display to configure timecode generator settings, PAL/NTSC selection, sample rate, and more while viewing those modes, parameters, and settings on the LED.
Maintain the highest audio fidelity and performance across Pro Tools | HD and all connected devices. With SYNC HD, you have a reliable, low-jitter master clock ensuring that all audio signals are captured and played back with complete precision and accuracy, so you get pristine, distortion-free audio. And it supports all Pro Tools | HD sample rates, from 44.1–192 kHz.
Clock to a variety of sources
SYNC HD supports all major industry-standard clock sources and timecode formats used in audio, video, film, and multimedia production. These include Loop Sync, Video Reference, Linear Timecode, Word Clock, and more.
Set a positional reference
To maintain the highest level of sync accuracy over long periods of time, SYNC HD also supports positional reference sources. These include Linear Timecode (LTC), Vertical Interval Timecode (VITC), Serial Timecode, and Bi-phase/Tach.
Get locked in
When used with Pro Tools | HD systems, SYNC HD provides a highly accurate lock to timecode, making it essential for commercial music and post-production. If you’re using Satellite Link to control multiple Pro Tools | HD systems, you’ll need one or more interfaces. You can remotely control the interface from your Pro Tools | HD system, or use SYNC HD standalone. It also provides standard pull-up and pull-down rates, making it easier to work with film and video projects.