The Clockit, called "Lockit" by many, is a small, highly accurate portable timecode and colour videosync and wordclock generator. Audio and video machines such as DAT recorders, and Betacams can be genlocked to the Clockit Box, thus giving a very low drift between equipment working together. Typically, the drift will be less than 1 frame per day, without connecting cables or radio links. The Clockit can be jamsynced with external timecode, or set with Aaton ASCII code. The Clockit is especially useful in multicamera Betacam shoots, where a Clockit on each camera and one on the audio recorder will reduce drift between machines to under one frame a day.
The Ambient ACL 203 Tri-Level Sync Lockit Set is a time code device designed for use with HDV cameras. It supports a variety of HD video formats, as well as sample-rate-based synching for audio recorders in world clock and black audio up to 192KHz. The unit features (3) rotary encoders that control function blocks, sync format, sync frequency, and time-code frame rate. These controls allow for simple dialing even with exotic variants of pull-up/pull-down or cross jam modes.
The Ambient Controller is an extremely accurate portable master clock and timecode generator/reader. It can can be used to jam, read, identify, and compare all timecodes. All framerates are supported and the frame rate can be changed without losing time of day, enabling a camera running at 24 frames, and a recorder running at 25 or 30 frames to be jamsynced.