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Ambient Lockit box ACL 204CT

ACL 204CT Lockit Box

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Ambient ACL 204CT Lockit Box

The ACL204 is the first in a new generation of Clockit products which will fully utilise the Ambient Clockit Network System.

This works brilliantly in conjunction with the Lockit box ACN-TL TINY as a pair.

By listening to practical feedback from our customers we have added functions to make this the most sophisticated portable timecode syncbox we have ever built. Surpassing the already comprehensive facilities of its predecessor it not only covers all timecode rates and sync formats but it also allows the user to apply an offset to the TC output to allow for the processing delay created in some HD cameras.

3D camera rigs can be made lighter and neater by utilising the 2nd TC output, and the sync OP which can be switched to drive a dual load.

The integrated transceiver and the 2nd Lemo socket can be used to interface with the Clockit Network System.

To accommodate for all this the hardware has been completely revised into a flexible, fully programmable FPGA architecture. A front loaded OLED display will give instant visual feedback about the current configuration and assist while moving through the menu to make adjustments.

This is now done on the fly with an easy to operate one-finger navigation system - no more need for screwdrivers or powercycling the unit.

An intelligent algorithm will prevent configuration of improper, mismatched TC and Sync rates or unintended alterations to the setup.

Still being a simplistic TC and Sync box at the core driven by 2 AA cells in the familiar rugged footprint the ACl204 can be considered the pinnacleof portable synchronization.

Put another way, you spend £thousands on a camera and the manufacturers manage to improve every function of their camera technology except for the timecode function, so on multi-camera shoots, the operator is obliged to have to supply an external timecode feed, so that they can be assured of a timecode lock!

Ambient ACL 204CT Lockit Box

This works brilliantly in conjunction with the Lockit box ACN-TL TINY as a pair.

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  • Rate:
    £16/day £64/week Add to Shoot Kit
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SUPPORTED STANDARDS

Time code

SMPTE / EBU
(23,976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps, 29.97/30 drop frame)

SYNC FORMATS

NTSC

59.94i

PAL

50i

720p

23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

1080i

50, 59.94, 60

1080psF

23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

1080p

23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

Word Clock

32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 KHz, pull-up / pull-down

Black Audio AES3

Sample rates as above

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