and Sync Generator
is the flagship of a new Ambient Clockit Network generation«
20 years the Ambient Lockit is the market leading portable, time code and sync
generator worldwide. Like all Clockit devices the ACL204 is based around a
highly accurate, tunable, temperature compensated crystal. This way it is used
to synchronize different devices without any cables or fragile wireless
»All Sync & Timecode Rates«
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 Rig functionality«
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.
Ambient Clockit Network«
integrated transceiver and the 2nd Lemo socket can be used to interface with
the Clockit Network System. It also allows the ACL 204 to work as a fully
functional, generator buffered wireless Time Code transceiver. With firmware
version 3.1 or higher the new c-jam mode does not stop after the first jam. It
will resend smaller timestamps every 4 seconds.
receiving units now compare their internal generated timecode with the highly
accurate timestamp and pull up or down the generator speed until they are
perfectly matched.This way a drift between all ACN devices on set can be
Lockit as computer Time Code & Sync
into a computer, the Lockit transforms into a highly accurate Midi Timecode
Interface with LTC / Midi Timecode conversion. This way the ACL 204 opens up
the possibility to sync for examples multiple cameras with a Pro Tools
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.
mismatching Time Code & Sync settings anymore«
intelligent algorithm will prevent configuration of improper, mismatched TC and
Sync rates or unintended alterations to the setup.
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 pinnacle of portable
SMPTE / EBU
(23,976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps, 29.97/30 drop frame)
23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
25, 29.97, 30
25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 KHz, pull-up / pull-down
rates as above