I have a project coming up soon and was just wondering if anyone has tried doing an AES layback (Audio Only) to one SRW-5500 deck and at the same time having a second SRW-5500 deck use 1st SRW-5500's HD-SDI output & time code to lay back audio (again, audio only) to a second tape? If so what settings do I need to look at? I'm assuming there will be some menus that will need adjusting.
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We have two tapes per show w/ Video already on them that need all 12 audio tracks recorded to these tapes.
We have our Pro Tools system drive a SRW-5500 deck and we can layoff AES audio in sync every time.
I want to get a second SRW-5500 deck and do all audio layoffs to both tapes at the same time. #1-AES (SRW-5500 #1) and #2-Embedded SDI audio (SRW-5500 #2) sourced from the 1st SRW-5500 deck.
There will be a lag of several frames from the input to the confidence output of the first SR deck. You might still be able to do this but it would be better executed using an HDSDI distribution system... and it will be dependent on having your edit controller being able to address multiple recorders.
If you were doing a clone on the second machine, you could probably get away with it (making sure you copy video, audio, and timecode over SDI). I haven't come up with a solution since using Lynx synchronizers to insert to two decks at once. Easier solution may be to rent another Pro Tools system to layoff to the other deck, if you absolutely need them done at the same time.