This menu page enables scheduling a single recording within the next 24 hours. This is ideal for you to record an event when you have a good idea when it will happen, for example, a sporting event from an inaccessible angle or wildlife at dawn, maybe even a ceremony as an establishing shot.
Before you set a schedule, you must have a camera or source attached and an SSD installed ready with enough space for your scheduled recording. Both the Atomos device and Camera will need to have enough power to complete your recording, so mains power would be preferred or use a battery with extra capacity to amply cover the time period.
Remember to check that both the Timezone and time are set correctly or your scheduled recording might not begin when you expect it to begin.
Stop | Start Schedule
This switch activates or begins the schedule, using the setting below. Once switched ON your device is primed and ready to start recording at the time/delay you have set.
Once you have activated the schedule a message appears on the menu page counting down to the beginning of the recording. When the recording starts this message changes to display how long before the recording ends.
If the menu is not on screen then an Icon indicates that the Schedule is active, either waiting or recording. This icon changes when the recording has been completed successfully.
Setting the Schedule
There are two settings details below, that you will need to enter for the schedule to run:
- When Delay | Time of Day
- Fill Disk | Duration
To adjust the time values tap the + to increase the value and the - to decrease the value. This will roll over when you get to the end so the quickest way from 55 seconds to 5 seconds is 10 taps on + and you're all set.
Delay | Time of day
This switch allows you to choose between setting the time of day you want the recording to begin or how long you want the device to wait before it begins recording.
When you select a Delay period, and the schedule is activated the device will begin recording with that delay period. However, before you activate the schedule, if you switch to Time-of-Day, the device will now set the recording start time to the current time plus the delay period, this might not be the delay you want as it is now a set time. The best practice is to decide which type of delay you want to set and keep it set that way.
You can set the values to begin in hours, minutes and seconds.
The reset button will reset the delay time values to zero, and the Time of Day be reset to the current time on the device.
Fill Disk | Duration (or Timelapse Enabled)
This switch sets the recording duration to a number of hours and minutes or, to continue recording until there is no more space on the disk.
If you have set the device up to record in Timelapse mode then this option is disabled and the duration is configured on the Timelapse page.
Once the schedule is set it will run to plan as long as nothing changes, so a power failure or if the input signal drops out or the SSD is removed, any of these will cause the schedule to fail.
We recommend you set the device screen to the lowest brightness when the schedule is running to avoid potential image burn-in damage and reduce the heat output.