SmartControl is a versatile set of functions used to control the starting and stopping of recording by automatic or external means. This section outlines the different methods to start and stop recording.
NINJA V+ Start and Stop record control can be triggered by the following methods:
Home Page Touch Screen
HDMI Rolling Timecode trigger
HDMI Camera trigger
Via LANC for Sony and Canon Cameras
Via LANC serial port
Some cameras perform optimally when triggering from the camera and not the recorder.
Home page Touch Screen
NINJA V+ Start and Stop record control can be triggered by pressing REC (Record)
and STOP to end recording
HDMI Rolling Timecode Trigger Record
If the camera is in Record Run mode, recording can be stopped or started by a moving Timecode via HDMI. When enabled the camera and the NINJA V+ will start and stop recording simultaneously.
Rolling Timecode trigger is for use in older cameras with TC only and no trigger. If your camera is set to FREE RUN this trigger will start recording immediately. Please be aware that not all cameras have Start/Stop flags for triggering record, especially older cameras. In such cases rolling trigger in REC RUN will need to be used to trigger recording automatically at the same time as the camera starts recording.
HDMI Camera Trigger Record
The HDMI Camera trigger is available for supported cameras. There is a flag within the digital signal that lets the NINJA V+ know the start/stop record has been pressed on the camera; in turn this will trigger the NINJA V+ to start/stop recording at the same time as the camera.