Audio Input: XLR 3-pin connector x2 , 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only)

Headphone Output: 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (output only)

Timecode Input: BNC jack (input/output)

Genlock: BNC jack (input only/also serves as SYNC OUT connector)

Canon C700 Audio

This article is written as an easy reference to the C700 manual when working with audio in or out of the camera and the C700 timecode functions. Feel free to bookmark and share. The audio options are very similar to the C300 menus.

Canon C700 Timecode

Selecting a running mode: TC/UB Setup > Timecode > Mode.

Then you can choose either ‘REGEN’ or ‘PRESET’.

Regen: The camera will read the current CF card and generate timecode from the last recorded clip. It will only generate timecode when recording. So it will not keep time of day for instance.

Preset: After you select ‘PRESET’ go to the sub menu ‘TIMECODE” > ‘Run’. You can set the starting timecode which defaults to 00:00:00.00 then it depends what run modes you choose below. You can change the values with the joystick and if you press reset then it will go back to zeros again. You then have these options:

Rec Run: Similar to Regen, the camera clips record timecode only when recording. This is only good when you are recording straight to camera.

Free Run: As soon as you press OK then the timecode starts running continuously from what your set it at originally.

Drop Frame / Non Drop Frames: if you need to set Drop frames or non drop frames go to: ‘TC/UB Setup’ > ‘TIMECODE’ > ‘DF/NDF’

Timecode Display: Several icons may appear next to the timecode depending on the operation:

= Timecode is in RegenP = Timecode is set to PRESET with REC RUN mode selected F = Timecode is set to PRESET with FREE RUN mode selected E = Timecode signal is from an external source H = Timecode display is on hold No Icon = timecode during playback

Canon C700 Audio from an external device

The Canon C700 has a BNC timecode connection. If you want the C700 to read the timecode from a connected device you need to make sure that the timecode port is set to IN and not OUT. To do this just follow the menu: ‘TC/UB Setup’ > ‘Timecode’ > ‘TC IN/OUT’ then select IN and press select. You can always select it to OUT if you want to use the C700 as the master clock to an external recorder.

NOTE: You will need to set the C700 to FREE RUN mode to be able to accept incoming timecode. If the timecode from the external device fails then the timecode will resort back to its initial values already set in the TIMECODE submenu.

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Matt Price

Matt Price

London Sound Recordist

I am a London Sound Recordist and Sound Editor for many types of projects around the film genres. This covers creative content right through to feature films. I am passionate about sharing my journey and knowledge to help the rest of the community. If you need anything from me, feel free to get in touch with me at London Sound Recordist.