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Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate (Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz)

Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate (Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz)

B&H # DEDTT0286D81 MFR # DTT0286D81
Key Features
  • Generate/Jam All SMPTE Timecode Formats
  • Bright LED Dot Matrix Timecode Display
  • Clapperboard, Backlit Dry-Erase Surface
  • Bluetooth Wireless Control from Phone
$99900
In Stock
Elvid 9-Section Acrylic Dry Erase Production Slate with Soft Case Kit

Elvid 9-Section Acrylic Dry Erase Production Slate with Soft Case Kit

B&H # ELPS911CSCK MFR # PS-911-CK
Key Features
  • Slate Has Color Clap Sticks
  • Uses Dry-Erase Markers
  • Engraved Text and Lines
  • Case Protects Slate from Scratches
$4695
In Stock

Elvid 9-Section Acrylic Production Slate with Color Clapper Sticks

B&H # ELPS911C MFR # PS-911-C
Key Features
  • Uses Dry-Erase Markers
  • Engraved Text and Lines
  • Color Clapper Sticks
$3495
In Stock

Neewer Acrylic Plastic Director's Film Clapboard Kit

B&H # NE66601326 MFR # 66601326
Key Features
  • Louder Clap Sound
  • For Movies, Video, Studio, Advertising
  • Writing Area Measures 11.8 x 9.8"
  • Includes Custom Water-Based Pens
$1899
In Stock

Dot Line Color Clapboard

B&H # DODLVCCB MFR # DL-V/CCB
Key Features
  • 3mm Thickness
  • Dry-Erase Writing Surface
  • Magnetic Lock Wood Clapper Sticks
  • 11 x 9" Overall Size
$2095
In Stock

Elvid 7-Section Acrylic Production Slate with Color Clapper Sticks

B&H # ELPS711C MFR # PS-711-C
Key Features
  • Uses Dry-Erase Markers
  • Engraved Text and Lines
  • Color Clapper Sticks
$4795
In Stock

Elvid 7-Section Acrylic Production Slate with Soft Case Kit

B&H # ELPS711CSK
Key Features
  • 7-Section Acrylic Production Slate
  • Color Clapper Sticks
  • Foam Padded Soft Case
  • Zippered Closure
$5859
In Stock

Alan Gordon Enterprises Engraved Black and White Combo Slate

B&H # ALCS119 MFR # 1050-02COMBO
Key Features
  • Fits in Standard Front Boxes
  • Engraved Lettering
  • Magnetic Closure of Clap Sticks
  • Clap Sticks Are Permanently Attached
$6925
In Stock

Alan Gordon Enterprises Color Combo Scene Slate with Pouch and Marker

B&H # ALCCSP MFR # 1050-02COLOR
Key Features
  • 11 x 9 Inches
  • Fits All Standard Front Boxes
  • Acrylic with Engraved Letters and Lines
  • Color-Designed Clap Sticks Made of Wood
$8500
In Stock

ikan Mini Insert Slate

B&H # IKPS312 MFR # PS-312
Key Features
  • Works with Dry Erase Markers
  • Basic Industry Shot Labels
  • Small Size for Tight Shots & Inserts
  • Translucent to Avoid Glare
$1995
In Stock

Dot Line Acrylic Slate and Soft Case Kit

B&H # DODLVCCBCK
Key Features
  • Color-Striped Clapper Sticks
  • Soft Carrying Case with Marker Holder
  • Magnetic Stick Closure
  • Engraved Labels and Area Dividers
$3450
In Stock

Filmsticks All-Weather Clappersticks Kit (Nano)

B&H # FIFCBN MFR # FCBN-USA
Key Features
  • Marker Board
  • Clap Sticks
  • Neoprene Sleeve
  • Tape
$4699
In Stock

Alan Gordon Enterprises 11x9" Scene Slate with Marker & Soft Case Kit

B&H # ALCCSPSCK
Key Features
  • 11x9" Heavy-Duty Acrylic Scene Slate
  • Fits All Standard Front Boxes
  • Adler Wood, Multi-Color Clap Sticks
  • Distinctive Pitch Clap
$9595
In Stock

Denecke TS-C Compact Timecode Slate (Color Clapper, EL Backlit)

B&H # DETSC MFR # TS-C
Key Features
  • Compact Timecode Slate
  • Color Clapper
  • EL Backlit
  • Jams to All Standard Frame Rates
$1,41075
In Stock

Ambient Recording Lockit Slate Take 2 Modular Timecode Slate (Plastic Clapsticks)

B&H # AMACNLS2P MFR # ACN-LS2
Key Features
  • Black-and-White Plastic Clapsticks
  • Dry-Erase Surface
  • Timecode Display
  • Adaptive LED Brightness Mode
$1,67900
In Stock

Delta 1 8x7" Chalkboard Production Slate

B&H # DESCZ MFR # 22910
Key Features
  • Black and White Clapper Sticks
$1295
In Stock

ikan 5 x 7" Dry Erase Insert Slate with Soft Case Kit

B&H # IKPS312SCK
Key Features
  • Uses Dry Erase Markers
  • Case Protects Slate from Scratches
  • Made from 600D Cordura Nylon
  • Elastic Loop Holds Marker
$3495
In Stock

Cavision Next-Gen Production Slate with Color Clapper Sticks (American Style, Color)

B&H # CASSN2818CS3 MFR # SSN2818C-S3
Key Features
  • Reinforced ABS Slate, Color Sticks
  • Text Preprinted within Acrylic Slate
  • Roll/Scene/Take Labels
  • Latch Secures Sticks When Closed
$3500
In Stock

Filmsticks Acrylic Board with USA Layout (Small)

B&H # FIFABS MFR # FABS-USA
Key Features
  • All-Weather ABS Acrylic
  • USA-Style Layout of Slate Information
  • For Dry-Erase Markers
  • Usable with Optional Filmsticks Clappers
$3849
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Filmsticks Acrylic Board with USA Layout (Medium)

B&H # FIFABM MFR # FABM-USA
Key Features
  • All-Weather ABS Acrylic
  • USA-Style Layout of Slate Information
  • For Dry-Erase Markers
  • Usable with Optional Filmsticks Clappers
$4449
In Stock
$7500
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Filmsticks All-Weather Clappersticks Kit (Tiny)

B&H # FIFCBT MFR # FCBT-USA
Key Features
  • Marker Board
  • Clap Sticks
  • Neoprene Sleeve
  • Tape
$7649
Special Order
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Filmsticks Gripsticks Resin Clapper Sticks with Color Laminate (Small)

B&H # FIFCSS4130 MFR # FCSS-4130
Key Features
  • All-Weather Construction
  • Standard Laminate Color Bars
  • Slot for Acrylic Marker Board Insertion
  • Includes Allen Wrench to Secure Screws
$8800
In Stock

Filmsticks All-Weather Clappersticks Kit (Small)

B&H # FIFCBS MFR # FCBS-USA
Key Features
  • Marker Board
  • Clap Sticks
  • Neoprene Sleeve
  • Tape
$9349
Special Order
Expected availability: 7-10 business days
  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.
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Filmsticks Gripsticks Resin Clapper Sticks with Color Laminate (Medium)

B&H # FIFCSM4130 MFR # FCSM-4130
Key Features
  • All-Weather Construction
  • Standard Laminate Color Bars
  • Slot for Acrylic Marker Board Insertion
  • Includes Allen Wrench to Secure Screws
$9500
In Stock

Cavision Next-Generation Clock Slate PLUS

B&H # CANGCSPSL MFR # SSLC2818C-PLUS
Key Features
  • Fully Digital 11x7" Production Slate
  • 8-Digit LED Time Clock
  • Strobe Light, 5 LED Modes, Stop Watch
  • Text Printed on the Inside of Acrylic
$39900
In Stock
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Neewer Acrylic Movie/Film/Theatre Plastic Clapboard Kit (12 x 10")

B&H # NE66600880 MFR # 66600880
Key Features
  • For Movies, Video, Studio, Theater
  • Loud "Clap" Sound
  • Writing Area Measures 11.8 x 9.8"
  • Includes Two Custom Water-Based Pens
$2004
Temporarily Out of Stock
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Delta 1 8x7" Chalkboard Scene Slate with Soft Case

B&H # DESCZSCK
Key Features
  • Chalkboard Writing Surface
  • Black-and-White Design All Around
  • Zippered Soft Case
  • Durable Cordura Nylon Exterior
$2995
In Stock
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Learn About Director's Movie Clapboards & Film Slates

Maintain order and professionalism during your shoots with production slates. An important tool for movie and TV projects, director's slates, also known as director's clapboards, help ensure visuals, sounds, and special effects sync up perfectly in the editing room, resulting in a well-made final product. Whether you're working on home-based projects, student films, or full-scale professional shoots, movie clapboards and production slate accessories help save your entire crew valuable time and effort in the long run.

 

The Benefits of Director's Clapboards

With the director, sometimes multiple directors, working behind the camera, you'll want to make sure the rest of the crew, especially the editing team, knows the correct order of scenes, shot numbers, and takes that go into each day of production. Since you want to ensure everything looks and sounds as intended from start to finish, setting up each scene with a professional film slate is the best way to keep things flowing on schedule, and within the project's budget. While old-school, chalkboard-style versions can be rather messy, some people prefer the classic look and feel of them. However, you may prefer a more modern design with a dry-erase surface that cleans up quickly, while being much easier to read and maintain through years' worth of regular use.

 

Standard Film Slates

Paired with director's viewfinder accessories, scene slates with black-and-white or color-striped clapper sticks help users quickly establish a shot with the date, time, location, and other key information. If you're looking for a simple film slate that offers no-frills operation, you'll find a variety of styles made from durable materials such as traditional, acrylic, or masonite. Many choose to work with dry-erase markers or chalk pens, or you can apply preprinted labels for a cleaner look. For tighter shots or scenes without sound, you may want to consider insert clapboards that work well for marking footage for post-production work. Several come with soft storage cases to keep the surfaces clean and scuff-free between uses.

 

Digital Production Movie Slates

Step up your productions a notch with digital slates. This style of production slate features digital timecode and/or scene displays, some with built-in light and motion sensors. Many digital models have backlit OLED displays to ensure clear readouts, even in low-light environments, and some have optional interchangeable bodies so you can swap them out for a more customized look. Select models plug directly into computers to help you precisely track and sync shots across multiple cameras, or users can make use of timecode offsets to compensate for processing delays when using digital equipment.


Get your projects moving in the right direction with film, TV, and photography equipment. You'll find a wide range of slates, cameras, and digital storage devices, plus professional on-air studio lights and clock timers from B&H Photo and Video.