I'm posting a quetion here after I've been pondering it for some time and for lack of pratical experiences on it (due to either unavailability of the appropriate machines or occasion).
We know that in an all digital setup word clocking to a single master is paramount. It's also well known that each device should take its clock from a direct and dedicated output from the clock master. Now, suppose this last option isn't possible and that you have to daisy chain all of your devices to a single clock output from the master and link them with BNC T connectors
. Is the clock sinal going to remain stable or can we suppose it will be degraded? If so, can we figure out an average number of units that could be locked that way without a significant clock degradation?
I'm asking this because I'm in the need to resolve my entire remote rig to a balck burst signl fed from the video crew that would be converted to WC via something like a Digidesign Universal Slave Driver, which would also accept timecode (whatever format) and convert it to MTC for my recorders. Space and budget limitations won't allow to get two units like (e.g.) a Rosendhal Nanosync and the USD, so I'll have to make do with just the one that can handle both clock and TC.
On a last note, how will all of this affect audio quality and converters behaviour?