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  • Resolve and Reaper

    Posted by Fer Palermo on February 22, 2024 at 2:30 am

    Hello everyone, I am new here.

    We have a customer operates Reaper on one Mac Pro and Resolve on another Mac Pro. We require to synchronizing both programs via MIDI or LTC. Can anyone provide guidance on whether this is feasible?



    Fer Palermo replied 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Michael Gissing

    February 22, 2024 at 3:35 am

    If Reaper will chase LTC then you need a Decklink card on the Resolve computer and an adapter to break out the embedded timecode in the SDI to play LTC to Reaper. I’m presuming the Reaper computer has some sort of card to accept LTC.

  • Fer Palermo

    February 22, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    Michael, thank you very much for your help, I think that is the right way to go.

  • Fer Palermo

    March 27, 2024 at 8:48 pm

    Michael, we currently have a Mac Pro (Late 2013) running Reaper alongside an Apollo X8P interface. According to the manual, the Apollo x8p’s internal clock can be synchronized (slaved) to an external master word clock. This synchronization process involves configuring the Apollo x8p’s clock source to Word Clock within the Console application, connecting the external word clock’s BNC connector to the Apollo x8p’s word clock input, and ensuring the external device transmits word clock. Additionally, if the Apollo x8p is the last device in the clock chain, the Termination switch (#30) should be engaged.

    Considering our setup, and applying your suggestion, I believe that by incorporating a DeckLink card into the other Mac Pro (Rack 2019) running DaVinci Resolve, we can designate it as the master word clock and synchronize both systems as we need.



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