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Denecke TS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display

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Product Highlights
  • Color Clapper
  • EL Backlit Display
  • Jams to All Standard Frame Rates

The Deneke TS-3 Time Code Slate reads and displays SMPTE/EBU Time Code; it utilizes an internally mounted SB-2 Syncbox Time Code Generator. This unit Jams to all standard frame rates, including 30 df; user bits jam automatically when the time is set. The high stability crystal ensures low drift and now comes standard with the TCXO option for extreme temperature ranges.

Flat Back
This slate features a flat back for easy holding; also has a removable plate for holding camera logs.
Clapper
This unit features a colored clapper.
EL Backlit Display
The EL Backlit Display is particularly useful during night shoots and on dimly lit stages.
Voltage Readout
A battery voltage readout and low battery warning keep the user informed.
Access Door
A small sliding door allows quick access to controls and battery pack.
Error Warning
A Sync Error warning lets the user know different frame rates are being input.
Automatic
The incoming frame rate is read and the reader automatically sets to that frame rate.
Logging
A logging feature allows the user to scroll back through the last 16 time code claps.
TCXO
The high stability Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator ensures low drift and is standard on the TS-3.
Input TC Input, -15dB at 4.7K, on a 1/4" Phone Jack
Output Not Specified by Manufacturer
Television System NTSC @ 3.58 MHz
PAL @ 4.43 MHz
Control Rotary Switch:
LED Brightness
Time Code Type
User Bit
Power Supply 5.7 to 16 VDC
6 AA Batteries
Dimensions 8.25 x 11 x 1.3" (21 x 28 x 3.3cm)
Weight 2.7 lbs (1.25kg)
Denecke TS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display
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    DeneckeTS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (3)
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      4.0

      I love it

      By Phantompwr

      from Cape Cod, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Denecke TS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display:

      This is a must-have for production audio, which I thought was a bad thing, but this slate is amazing and really makes an impression on everyone on set.The construction is really solid and the operation is fairly simple to get it going. Stays in sync with my 633 for several hours without having to re-jam, and the backlight makes it easy to slate in dark conditions, which are more and more common with digital productions. The price seems a little high for what it is, and the instructions that come with it are a little hard to follow. There is a video on their website that is much clearer. I suggest watching it.

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      5.0

      Priceless Tool

      By Platinum Point

      from Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Protected Carrying Case
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Little Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Multi Scene Productions

      Comments about Denecke TS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display:

      First plus, it is easy to set-up right out of the box. Sync's like a charm. If you are in low light or slate is farther then normal; 3 simple positions to intensify the brightness. So many ways to customize read time hold, to fit your confort zone. If you miss a log marker, you can scroll back. The price was more then I wanted to pay, but the time savings in post, has more then paid for it. Use dry erase markers and it wipes clean in seconds for the next retake. I would highly recommend the Denecke TS-3, because of its multiple frame rate adjustments, easy to jam camera's, and so easy to read. Like I said the time I saved in post with the clear, bright read-out: Priceless. I would recommend the TS-3 to for all productions.

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      5.0

      It's the industry standard

      By Jim L

      from Chicago

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Denecke TS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display:

        I do "by-the-book" video production, which means scripting, time code, all using a 2-camera set-up. The Denecke TS-3 brings all of those elements together and makes life in post production easy--especially if you record sound to an external recorder with TC. I ordered the backlit version (about $300 extra to the price of a standard TS-3) of the TS-3 which I find very useful in a low-light condition. Not only can the TS-3 read TC but it can also generate TC (it has a SB-2 Syncbox TC Generator built in) at various frame and drop rates. All parameters are easy to set by a combinaiton of a DIP switch and a settings dial within the slate. To get to your camera to read or generate TC you will have to make up a cable as the TS-3 requires a mono TS 1.4" plug to whatever your camera's TC In/Out plug requirements are (mine was BNC). If you ever watch movie outtakes or behind-the-scene videos from "Special Feature", notice the slate they use. 90% of the time it will be a Denecke TS-3. The Denecke slate is built like a tank and comes with a well designed carry bag and 2 battery holders. For the price, they could have included an AC adaptor. But, a fresh load of AAs will last you a day's worth of shooting if you remember to keep the sticks closed.

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        5.0

        Wonderful Slate!

        By BetaSX

        from Honolulu, HI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Denecke TS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display:

          For a while B&H was out of this particular model and Im glad I waited. I love the larger size 8.25 x 11 inches, it makes reading and writing easier. And the backlit part is great for dim scenes. It has the standard frame rates but mostly I just use the auto setting and it works great.

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          5.0

          Wonderful product

          By dirk de jong

          from , Amsterdam / bussum, the netherlands

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Denecke TS-3 Time Code Slate - Color Clapper, EL Backlit Display:

            I think they really are the industry's market leader! I use this time code slate on a almost daily base.... and i love it. It has dramatically improved my workflow.
            As a director, here in the Netherlands, i often work with 2 or 3 (video) camera set up's. Working with this slate made editing so much more easy.
            you have this multiple control
            1 the audio clap
            2 the visual time code
            3 the blue back light

            it works fast and has proven highly reliable, so far..

            a superior product...

            dirk de jong
            director
            the Netherlands

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