Video Chat with a Pro Video Expert - Live

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

BH #DEDTT0286D81 • MFR #DTT0286D81
Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate (Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz)
Key Features
  • Generate/Jam All SMPTE Timecode Formats
  • Bright LED Dot Matrix Timecode Display
  • Clapperboard, Backlit Dry-Erase Surface
  • Bluetooth Wireless Control from Phone
The Deity Microphones TC-SL1 is a Bluetooth-enabled, wireless timecode slate that combines a timecode generator with a dimmable, backlit dry-erase surface, a traditional clapper, and an LED dot-matrix timecode display that's flippable for tail slating. At the core of the smart slate is a high-quality timecode generator that boasts an ultralow drift rate of only one frame every 72 hours, ensuring that your footage and audio remain tightly locked over the course of the day.
In Stock
$999.00
$84/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
or Save the Tax with the credit card. 
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $69.99
Ask Our Experts
212.465.0191

Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Versatile Bluetooth Smart Slate
  • 3TC-SL1 at a Glance
  • 4Backlit for Night Shoots
  • 5Anti-Glare and Dry Erase
  • 6Long-Range Wireless Sync from Your Phone
  • 7Universal Timecode Compatibility
  • 8Sidus Audio App for iOS and Android
  • 9Don't Fly Off the Handle
  • 10Longer Battery Life with Dual NP-F
  • 11More Battery Capacity
  • 12CMC-Milled Design
  • 13Environmentally Friendly and Durable
Versatile Bluetooth Smart Slate
The Deity Microphones TC-SL1 is a Bluetooth-enabled, wireless timecode slate that combines a timecode generator with a dimmable, backlit dry-erase surface, a traditional clapper, and an LED dot-matrix timecode display that's flippable for tail slating. At the core of the smart slate is a high-quality timecode generator that boasts an ultralow drift rate of only one frame every 72 hours, ensuring that your footage and audio remain tightly locked over the course of the day.

You can wirelessly jam and control the TC-SL1 from your phone via Bluetooth at up to 250' using the Sidus Audio app or even sync it from Deity TC-1 timecode boxes (available separately) using the company's proprietary 8-channel, 2.4 GHz radio ecosystem. In addition, you can hardwire-jam cameras and audio recorders via the unit's 1/4" TRS and 5-pin LEMO timecode ports, which are compatible with most existing timecode cables. The two NP-F550 rechargeable batteries can be hot-swapped between each other, and the USB-C port can support up to 25W charging.

TC-SL1 at a Glance
  • Timecode:  All SMPTE timecode formats
  • Bright LED Dot Matrix timecode display (flippable for tail slating)
  • Dimmable, backlit dry-erase surface (with clapper left open)
  • Compact, unibody design with built-in handle
  • Jam sync and control wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth using the Sidus Audio mobile app for iOS and Android (supports up to 20 TC-SL1s)
  • Jam sync and control wirelessly from other TC-SL1 boxes via 8-channel, 2.4 GHz radio ecosystem
  • Hardwire jam sync via 5-pin LEMO and 1/4" TRS timecode ports
  • Use to generate timecode internally and jam other devices
  • Wireless range: 30' (2.4 GHz); 250' (Bluetooth)
  • Wireless 2.4 GHz RF channels: 8
  • Timecode accuracy: ±0.5 ppm
  • Drift: <1 frame per 72 hours
  • Frame rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29,97, 29.97DF, 30 fps
  • 1" OLED display with onboard controls and menu
  • USB-C charging: Two hours to fully charge; up to 120-hour battery life
  • Includes two Deity NP-F550 7.4 V/3500mAh rechargeable batteries
  • Includes 30W USB-C charger
  • Includes carrying case
Backlit for Night Shoots
Both the backlit dry-erase surface and the bright LED dot-matrix timecode display can be dimmed from 0 to 100%.

When you open the clapperboard, you trigger the display and the backlight turns on.

Anti-Glare and Dry Erase
The TC-SL1 smart slate display can be seen on camera no matter how it is held in front of the lens and no matter what angle the light is coming from on set.

The faceplate is made of a type of dry-erase polymer with an anti-reflective surface. This unique matte finish faceplate means post-production will easily be able to reference the slate during editing.

Long-Range Wireless Sync from Your Phone
Wireless connectivity means you can easily jam sync multiple TC-SL1 slates and TC-1 timecode boxes remotely during the day, eliminating even this tiny amount of drift.

Two wireless control options are available. Bluetooth 5.0 support allows you to use the Sidus Audio app on your phone to jam sync and control every aspect of up to twenty TC-1 units at a distance up to 250' away.

If you prefer a more hands-on approach, the unit's OLED screen and control panel allow you to sync up to eight units remotely via proprietary wireless 2.4 GHz technology at a distance up to 30' away.

Universal Timecode Compatibility
This sophisticated timecode generator supports all SMPTE formats, making it compatible with any brand of timecode gear on the market. Plus, the TC-SL1 can auto-sync its internal TC and FPS to an external timecode signal.

Even after powering down the TC-SL1 timecode will continue running for 6 hours.

The TC-SL1 features a TXCO (Temperature compensated crystal oscillator) with an accuracy of ±0.5 ppm accuracy, yielding an ultralow drift rate of only one frame every 72 hours.

Sidus Audio App for iOS and Android
Connect all your devices to your phone or Macbook laptop via the Sidus Audio app.

With the app, you can control your TC-SL1's settings, monitor their status, and sync all your units at once.

Don't Fly Off the Handle
The TC-SL1 features a built-in handle, allowing it to be operated with just one hand.

The clapperboard slate also features a thumb notch, making the whole process of holding and operating the slate easy and comfortable.

Longer Battery Life with Dual NP-F
The timecode slate features dual NP-F battery bays. This allows you to hot-swap the two included NP-F550 rechargeable batteries (if you forget to charge them) without having to power down your smart slate.

And best yet, you can take your digital slate and plug it into the included USB-C charger overnight to top off your current NP-F batteries.

More Battery Capacity
The included battery packs are rated at 3350mAh (24.79Wh), which is 33% more capacity than the average NP-F550 battery.

In designing these batteries, Deity also included undervoltage discharge protection, overvoltage protection, and short detection cutoff protection.

Plus, the batteries' Deity yellow exterior shell helps make them easier to spot in the dark. These batteries will work with any device that is compatible with Sony L-Series batteries.

CMC-Milled Design
The TC-SL1 is built out of a single piece of aluminum and milled on a robotic CNC machine.

This gives it the ultimate build quality and just feels great in the hands.

Environmentally Friendly and Durable
Clapperboard slates need to stand up against heavy use. That is why Deity selected black walnut wood sourced from a certified sustainable farm in Tennessee, USA for their wooden clapper.

Black Walnut is an incredibly durable hardwood. It has excellent shock resistance and resists warping from heat and humidity.

Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Specs

Display
Panel Type
OLED
Display Size
1"
Touchscreen
No
Inputs / Outputs
USB I/O
1 x USB-C Female Input
Wireless
Wireless
Bluetooth 5.0 
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Sidus Audio
Functionality: Adjust Settings, Remote Control, Setup
Battery
Battery Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity
3500 mAh
Recharge Time
2 Hours
Maximum Battery Life
120 Hours
Physical
Material of Construction
Aluminum
Dimensions
9.1 x 7.3 x 1.6" / 231.1 x 185.4 x 40.6 mm
Weight
2.5 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.97 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.9 x 9.4 x 2.7"

Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Reviews

See any errors on this page? Let us know

Noob here. If I want to sync my ursa 12k tro this ...

Noob here. If I want to sync my ursa 12k tro this slate, do I just plug it in and then remove it, or keep it plugged in?
Asked by: Eric
You would need the following parts to maintain sync with the Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate. Deity Microphones TC-1 Wireless Timecode Generator Box (Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz) BH #DEDTT0272D80 https://bhpho.to/3Ton8J1 Deity Microphones C15 Right-Angle Locking 3.5mm TRS to Right-Angle BNC Timecode Cable BH #DEDTS0272D62 https://bhpho.to/3Jfr4qI Good info from Deity on setup: https://bit.ly/3To5QeW
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-03-16

I have Sony FS7s with TC BNC ports. Can I jam TC ...

I have Sony FS7s with TC BNC ports. Can I jam TC straight from the camera to the slate with the 3.5 to bnc cable?
Asked by: Matthew
Yes, you can use the Deity Microphones C15 Right-Angle Locking 3.5mm TRS to Right-Angle BNC Timecode Cable to jam sync timecode from your camera to the Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate (Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz).
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-11-28

Can you power the slate with the usb-c port ...

Can you power the slate with the usb-c port without having NP-F batteries inside? or is the usb-c strictly for charging
Asked by: Ray Kendrick
We see not reason that you would not be able to power the Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate via USB-C. However, having batteries installed would serve as backup power.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-04-20

Can you feed in timecode via the port, such as ...

Can you feed in timecode via the port, such as have a tentacle sync generating for the clapperboard?
Asked by: Martin
Yes you can. You'd want to use a 3.5mm to 5-Pin Lemo cable. Make sure its an output cable form the Tentacle Sync. This is the same cable a Tentacle Sync user would use to jam an Arri Alexa.
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2023-01-11

Daylight visible?

Daylight visible?
Asked by: John
The Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate is designed to work in any shoot location, Day and Night viewing is possible. Both the slate backlight and dot matrix timecode display can be dimmed. There are six steps of brightness available in the onboard menu. When you open the clapperboard the TC display and slate backlight turn on.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2023-11-24

Can I feed/jam the SL1 with time code from my SD ...

Can I feed/jam the SL1 with time code from my SD 833? if so what cable is needed or does it come with the kit?
Asked by: John
The Deity Microphones TC-SL1 Wireless Timecode Smart Slate (Bluetooth, 2.4 GHz) and its 5-pin LEMO and 1/4&quot; TRS timecode ports can interface with the Sound Devices 833 8-Channel / 12-Track Multitrack Field Recorder and its 5-pin LEMO port. The Kondor Blue 5-Pin to 5-Pin LEMO-Type Timecode Cable (10&quot;) is a consideration. See the link below: https://bhpho.to/3qvYDio
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-06-05

Will this be compatible with other Time code ...

Will this be compatible with other Time code generators (i.e. tentacle sync). Not just the deity time code generators?
Asked by: Stephen
Yes. It will work with any timecode generator you have that has an LTC output. You'll just need a compatible cable to plug into both devices.
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2023-01-11
  • y_2024, m_2, d_23, h_7CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.38
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_7
  • loc_en_US, sid_1705810, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo