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Ambient Lockit box ACL 202CT/203CT

ACL 202CT/203CT Lockit Box

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Ambient ACL 202CT/203CT Lockit Box

ACL 203 Tri-Level Sync Lockit Set from Ambient Recording 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.

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 202CT/203CT Lockit Box


  • Rate:
    £16/day £64/week Add to Shoot Kit
Optional Accessories


Time code

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







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


50, 59.94, 60


23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30


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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