Ambient ACL-202 Clockit Box - Timecode Generator
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.
Ambient ACL-203 Clockit Box - Timecode Generator
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.
Ambient ACC-501 Controller, Clockit Master Clock System
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.
The Controller can also be used to check and calibrate the crystal oscillators of the Ambient range of time code products in the studio or field, giving unsurpassed accuracy. Its internal crystal oscillator can be calibrated from four different external sources: external timecode, another Ambient unit, GPS satellite, or DCF radio clock. Once calibrated, the controller becomes a portable timecode master clock with an accuracy of 0.2 ppm.
Ambient Recording ACL 204 - Lockit Sync Box
The ACL204 from Ambient Recording is a portable synchronizer and the first in a new generation of Clockit products which fully utilizes the Ambient Clockit Network System (ACN). The company hopes that ACN becomes an industry standard, a system that is as open as possible, and which simultaneously merges real-time and file embedded metadata from various camera manufacturers along with a global time code reference.
The unit supports all Timecode rates and sync formats and allows the user to apply an offset to the Timecode output to compensate for the processing delay created in some HD cameras. Additionally, 3-D camera rigs can be lighter and neater by utilizing the second Timecode output, while the sync output can be switched to drive a dual load. An integrated transceiver and the second Lemo socket can be used to interface with the Clockit Network System.
An OLED display provides instant visual feedback about the unit's current configuration and assists in navigating through the menu. This can be done on the fly with one-finger without the need for screwdrivers or power cycling the unit. An intelligent algorithm prevents configuration of improper, mismatched Timecode and sync rates, or unintended alterations to the setup.
The hardware has been completely revised to provide a flexible, fully programmable FPGA architecture. Powered by a pair of AA batteries, the portable synchronizer is housed in a compact but rugged housing, ensuring many years of reliable operation, while opening the door to the extensive use of metadata that has become essential for an effective work flow in today's multi-camera film and multimedia productions.
Portable Timecode synchronizer
Ambient Clockit Network System support for embedding metadata into a comprehensive shot list containing start and stop times of each and every recording and machine in a multi-camera setup
Timecode out offset
OLED display for on the fly menu changes
Wireless access to Mesh Network
Powered by 2 AA batteries
Small and robust housing