Convert LTC to MTC - Academy - RD/ShowCockpit

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Convert LTC to MTC

Using RD/ShowCockpit to listen to LTC SMPTE signal from audio hardware interface (sound card) and convert it to an MTC (MIDI Timecode) signal.

1. Create a new project

If you want to start fresh, open RD/ShowCockpit and create a new project.

2. Add the required elements

On the Elements section, click the Add button to add the required elements to the project:

External Control > Timecode > LTC Input

External Control > Timecode > MTC Output

Click the toggle buttons on the left side of the elements to enable them.

3. Configure Elements Options

If you click on one element in your project (under the Elements tab), its options are displayed on the right sidebar.

In case the default options do not suit your needs, you can use these options to select the Input Device and its sampling rates for the LTC Input element and also the output MIDI device for the MTC Output element.

You should also set the FPS (Frames-Per-Second) to a sensible value for both input and output (they can be different, if needed).

4. Map the LTC Input to MTC Output

Open the Mapping section and select the MTC Output element on the left. Select the Timecode Sync Function.

Then select the LTC Input on the right list (controls) and assign the previously selected function to the Timecode Sync Control by clicking it under the Others tab.