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Ambient Recording ACL 204 - ACN Lockit Portable Timecode Synchronizer

B&H # AMACL204 MFR # ACL 204
Ambient Recording ACL 204 - ACN Lockit Portable Timecode Synchronizer

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Product Highlights

  • Portable Timecode Syncbox
  • Ambient Clockit Network System Support
  • Timecode Out Offset
  • OLED Display
  • On the Fly Menu Changes
  • Wireless Access to Mesh Network
  • Powered by 2 AA Batteries
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The ACL204 from Ambient Recording is a portable synchronizer and the first in a new generation of Clockit products which fully utilizes the Ambient Clockit Network System (ACN). The company hopes that ACN becomes an industry standard, a system that is as open as possible, and which simultaneously merges real-time and file embedded metadata from various camera manufacturers along with a global time code reference.

The unit supports all Timecode rates and sync formats and allows the user to apply an offset to the Timecode output to compensate for the processing delay created in some HD cameras. Additionally, 3-D camera rigs can be lighter and neater by utilizing the second Timecode output, while the sync output can be switched to drive a dual load. An integrated transceiver and the second Lemo socket can be used to interface with the Clockit Network System.

An OLED display provides instant visual feedback about the unit's current configuration and assists in navigating through the menu. This can be done on the fly with one-finger without the need for screwdrivers or power cycling the unit. An intelligent algorithm prevents configuration of improper, mismatched Timecode and sync rates, or unintended alterations to the setup.

The hardware has been completely revised to provide a flexible, fully programmable FPGA architecture. Powered by a pair of AA batteries, the portable synchronizer is housed in a compact but rugged housing, ensuring many years of reliable operation, while opening the door to the extensive use of metadata that has become essential for an effective work flow in today's multi-camera film and multimedia productions.

Portable Timecode synchronizer
Ambient Clockit Network System support for embedding metadata into a comprehensive shot list containing start and stop times of each and every recording and machine in a multi-camera setup
Timecode out offset
OLED display for on the fly menu changes
Wireless access to Mesh Network
Powered by 2 AA batteries
Small and robust housing
Supported Settings
720p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 59.94, 50, 60
1080i / PsF23.98, 24, 25(50i), 29.97(59.94i), 30(60i)
1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 59.94, 60
PAL25 fps
NTSC29.97, 30 fps
Wordclock32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz, pull-up/pull-down
AES3 Black24-bit, sample rates as above
Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.9 x 1.4 x 2.9" (100 x 36 x 74mm)
Weight 8.8 oz (250g)
Ambient Recording ACL 204 - ACN Lockit Portable Timecode Synchronizer
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    Batteries & Chargers

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    Required item: Batteries are not included.

    Energizer - Energizer AA Lithium Batteries (2 Pack)
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    Watson - 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
    • You Pay: $17.95

    Cables & Cable Management

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    Ambient Recording - LTC-IN Lockit Timecode Input Cable
    • You Pay: $54.00


    Ambient Recording - Lockit Mount Backplate Mounted with Quick-Release Bracket for ACL204 Lockit Time Code & Sync Generator (Black)
    • You Pay: $102.00

    Cases & Coverings

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    Ambient Recording - Pouch for Ambient Lockit
    • You Pay: $42.00
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