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Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator

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Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator

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Product Highlights

  • Time Code & Word Clock
  • Compatible with Standard Frame Rates
  • TCXO
  • Battery-Powered

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The SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator from Denecke reads, generates, and jams to all standard frame rates including 23.976 and all common SMPTE rates for high-definition shoots. It features outputs for time code and word clock. Word clock is generated in 44.1, 48, 96, and 192KHz and other standard time-code rates. TCXO (temperature compensated crystal oscillator) ensures low drift and very low word-clock jitter.

The unit allows you to cross-jam regardless of incoming frame rates. The unit continuously jams to new code so there is no need to power down the unit to re-jam. It runs on (2) AA batteries and includes a battery-warning indicator to gauge its remaining power level.

Time-Code Generator & Word Clock
This unit includes a time-code generator and word clock and will read, generate, and jam to all standard frame rates.
TCXO
TCXO (temperature compensated crystal oscillator) ensures low drift and very low word-clock jitter.
Power
It runs on (2) AA batteries and includes an indicator for remaining power.
Input -15dB @ 4.7K; 1/8" mini phone jack
Time Code TCXO crystal +/- 1PPM @ -30° to +75° C
Power (2) AA batteries
20+ hour battery life
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.75 x 2.79 x 1.06"
Weight 0.5 lbs
Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator
  • Time-Code Generator
  • One-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    DeneckeSB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        S U P E R B

        By JustinJames

        from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

        About Me Power User

        Pros

        • Fast Setup
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies
          • Professional

          Comments about Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator:

          For jamming with a Roland R-88. Simple, easy to use, Roland tells me it's working and doing its job. Buy 10!

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          5.0

          Great item!

          By Leo

          from Los Angeles, ca

          Comments about Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator:

          The sb3 provides rock solid timecode. Easy to jam and easy to use. Very straight forward. Highly recommended.

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          4.0

          Works great!

          By Sunfire Studios

          from Dallas, tx

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Sound Mixer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Cheap Timecode Generator

          Comments about Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator:

          Using this piece to feed tc into my 552. No display, but i can feed tc into the iPhone App and verify sync. For the price no complaints! However, it would be nice to have a door that stays attached. Would not recommend because of the size/bulkiness of this item.

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          5.0

          great product

          By spud

          from Phila. PA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator:

              This is a great product I use it with a sound devices 788t recorder and 2 sony 800 xd cameras very easy to use and is rock sold holding time code no need to jam sinc all day long anymore.

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              5.0

              Perfect Time

              By blestage

              from Boston, Massachusetts

              About Me Business Owner, Sound Mixer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality
              • No Display
              • Tiny Dipswitches

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films
              • Pro audio

              Comments about Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator:

              I use the SB-3 alongside my Sound Devices 552 mixer-recorder. The SB-3 is the perfect syncbox to feed the built-in recorder time code, and to jam-sync external devices.

              I like its slim profile, and its efficient DC circuitry (it will run for 2-days straight on 2-AA alkaline batteries).

              The downside to this device is that there is no display, and no way of powering it externally. However, Denecke recently released the new GR-2 which addresses these aforementioned issues.

              The SB-3 was designed specifically as an on-camera lock-it box and, for that use, it works like a charm.

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              4.0

              RED user says: I love it.

              By TAG Chris

              from Lawrence, KS

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Denecke SB-3 Syncbox Time-Code Generator:

                Using the SB-3 to constantly jam timecode to our RED camera (the RED loses sync whenever it's powered down). One less thing for the camera operator to have to think about. Battery runs long, and the unit can easily attach to the camera body.

                Would be great if it had a little more intuitive interface or a display out for the timecode, but this is a professional device - no harder to operate than your Denecke ts-3 slate.

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