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Tascam Kamesan KS-1017 Lip Checker

B&H # TAKS1017 Mfr # KS-1017
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Product Highlights
  • Detect Lag Between Audio & Video Signals
  • Dual XLR Mic/Line Audio Inputs
  • Optical Sensor Wand for Video Input
  • Gain Controls Adjust Audio Input Level
  • Integrated Meter & Built-In Speaker
  • Meter Displays Reading on Optical Sensor
  • Sensor Supports Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Lag Measured in Milliseconds or Frames
  • One-Button Reset on Front Panel
  • Portable Device Runs on 4 AA Batteries

The Tascam Kamesan KS-1017 Lip Checker tracks signal time differences in broadcast and post production - meaning that it measures any lag time between audio and video signals. Since the KS-1017 supports both video and audio signals, you can use it to compare an audio source with a video burst or another audio source. The KS-1017 displays the difference in time and the signal strength, which allows you to fix any problems before your program leaves the studio.

To use the KS-1017, just plug the audio source into the rear panel, which accepts mic or line level on XLR connections. Then, hold the included optical wand up to the monitor where the light pulse will occur. For ease of operation, a built-in speaker lets you hear the feed. Plus, an integrated front panel meter shows the intensity detected on the optical meter.

After measuring the difference, the KS-1017 displays the left audio signal, right audio signal and video signal in the order the signals were received. The lag time can be displayed in milliseconds or frames. The KS-1017 is powered by four AA batteries, which is convenient because it allows you to carry the device around a facility to use on multiple feeds.

Core Functions

Device measures lag between audio and video sources
Lag time shown in milliseconds (ms) or NTSC frames
One-button reset on front panel
Portable device runs on four AA batteries

Audio Detection

Dual XLR mic/line audio inputs located on the rear panel
Gain controls adjust audio input level for detection
Built-in speaker allows audio source to be heard

Video Detection

Optical sensor wand included with KS-1017
Sensor sensitivity adjustment for reliable readings
Meter displays reading on optical sensor
Audio
Audio Inputs 2 x XLR (mic/line)
Input Level Mic: -60 dBs (balanced inputs)
Line: -10 dBm (balanced inputs)
Input Impedance Mic: 30 kohms (dynamic microphone)
Line: 600 ohms
Frequency Response 400 Hz (-12 dB) to 6 kHz (-6 dB)
Detectable Input Level (-)infinity to (+)16 dB controllable
Gain Control Yes
Monitoring (Internal Speaker) Off
Audio 1
Audio 2
Speaker Yes (built-in)
Video
Video Input Through dedicated video probe (optical sensor wand)
Sensor Sensitivity Adjustment Sensitivity to Light: 350 - 800 nm (wavelength)
Peak Sensitivity: 560 nm
Measurement Timing: up to 5999 - 1 ms accuracy
Timeout: over 6 sec
Units: milliseconds (ms) or NTSC frames
Accuracy: < ± 1 frame (NTSC)
Integrated Meter Yes (displays reading on optical sensor)
General
Reset Button Yes (front panel)
Power Supply 4 x AA batteries
Battery Life Approx. 6 hours
Cable Length 78.7" (200cm)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.3 x 1.3 x 5.9" (15.9 x 3.3 x 15cm)
Weight Main Unit: 2.1 lb (950 g) without batteries
Optical Sensor Wand: 6.4 oz (180 g) including cable
Tascam Kamesan KS-1017 Lip Checker
  • Optical Sensor Wand
  • Connecting Cable
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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