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Does anyone know about Timeline Lynx??????

Hey, can anyone tell me what the main difference is between the Timeline Lynx and the Lynx 2?

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Use?

What do you need to use it for? Lynx2 did much more...
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I just need to stripe smpte on tape and sync a studer a827 to protools. So far I have only found a lynx 2 for sale.
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Golly, that's a long time ago! I think the Lynx 2 was the half-rack one...there's also the Adams Smith Zeta III out there. Both were a little cryptic to use with LED only-type readouts - not even really readouts, but combinations of winking lights to tell you what was goin' on. The MicroLynx was much more user frendly (if you can call ANY synchroniser "friendly) as it had an actual menu system with a display. I went through MANY power supplies with the ones I had.

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I just need to stripe smpte on tape and sync a studer a827 to protools. So far I have only found a lynx 2 for sale
That'll do the trick. Hope it's cheap and comes with the right cables! If you're only going to transfer once from 2" to Protools and then move on, why bother syncing? If you have to go back and forth, then yeah, you'll need it.

Seeing as most studios rarely fire up their 2" anymore and lot's are going belly-up, you should be able to find plenty of synchronisers on the auction block.
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You could use a Digi SYNCI I/O for striping and syncing.
The tape machine will be the master and ProTools will be the slave.

The Lynx2 is worth every penny and you'll need one for each tape machine in a multi-machine set-up. They are half rack mount units.

In our facility we use two Lynx2's (one for each tape machine) and the SYNC I/O for ProTools, but for what you are doing (one tape machine and ProTools) a SYNC I/O is all you'll need.
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Hey, can anyone tell me what the main difference is between the Timeline Lynx and the Lynx 2?

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Hey blue, there's an old thread called "sync to blackburst vs. sync to wordclock" that goes fairly deep into the stripe/lockup issue. There's more than meets the eye, and you should check it out.

I wouldn't goof around with a Lynx I. Get the Lynx II. The A827 ballistics are more stable, but you may need to use the A820 ballistics depending on serial/parallel and other needs.

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Hey blue, there's an old thread called "sync to blackburst vs. sync to wordclock" that goes fairly deep into the stripe/lockup issue. There's more than meets the eye, and you should check it out.

I wouldn't goof around with a Lynx I. Get the Lynx II. The A827 ballistics are more stable, but you may need to use the A820 ballistics depending on serial/parallel and other needs.

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Agreed. DAW should always be the master. I've had excellent luck with my original Lynx's, but I was using MCI tape machines and JVC video decks. I'd say get either - whichever has the correct cabling for the machines you need to use. That will be the difficult part - getting the complex and often customised cables sourced.
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Thanks everyone for your help!
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Hey blue, there's an old thread called "sync to blackburst vs. sync to wordclock" that goes fairly deep into the stripe/lockup issue. There's more than meets the eye, and you should check it out.

I wouldn't goof around with a Lynx I. Get the Lynx II. The A827 ballistics are more stable, but you may need to use the A820 ballistics depending on serial/parallel and other needs.

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which is the diference selecting serial or parallel ?
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