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 Microphone Boompole
Ambient Recording's Quickpole Xtra Light Boom is made from the industry's strongest, stiffest carbon fiber tubing; the boom is excellent for achieving lengths of over 13' and does not tighten in cold or wet climates. Tubing has a 1.5 mm thickness that is lightweight but offers very low transmission noise when the boom is handled. At the tip is a machined, stainless steel 3/8" thread. Secure screw locks and an internal spacer enhance the boom's safety features. The Quickpole Boom can be easily disassembled for cleaning.
When in the past we rented a boom pole by itself the sheer number of really bad client production days was more than we could ignore. We tried requiring the client to bring their mic into the office for a "custom fitting." We finally found that giving boom poles effectively free together with a $1000 Sennheiser 416 microphone kept everybody happy and avoided microphones falling on the floor or not fitting into the boom pole. Accordingly we hope you understand that a pole rental on its own is more dangerous than spending a few more dollars and being fully functional from the start of production.
Ambient ALL-601 Universal TC Interface EDL Logger
Built around a powerful ARM processor the Lanc Logger was designed to fit unobtrusively onto even the smallest consumer grade cameras.
Bridging between SMPTE, LANC and MIDI time code formats it allows of complete integration of equipment without native TC capabilities into a professional, time code based production workflow.
Being able to create a EDL log file referring LANC or record run TC to Time of Day on the set makes import, alignment and file administration a breeze saving not only time and money but allowing projects hardly thinkable of before. Cameras without TC functions (DSLRs, etc) can record the LTC directly on an audio track and resync their video files via Avid Media Composer or AuxApp.
Final Cut Pro users can now fully automatize batch processing and import with the available AuxApp application.
Ambient Clockit Master Slate ACD 301 / RF Mark III
Due to the increased use of record run timecode when recording sound on DAT recorders, and the need to display this code in front of the camera, Ambient has developed the 'Master Radio Slate'.
This slate has all the features of the standard Master slate, but has a built-in UHF telemetry receiver and separate, very small transceiver to attach to the timecode source or recorder. Range is typically 50 metres, but in certain circumstances, can be much greater.
The slate also has a slip-on writing sleeve (280mm wide) which gives the slate a wide screen format, and additional writing space. The sleeve is easily removed for close up shots. A further useful feature is a 'flash on close' option to aid Telecine syncing.
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