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

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Denecke TS-C Compact Timecode Slate (Color Clapper, EL Backlit)
Key Features
  • Compact Timecode Slate
  • Color Clapper
  • EL Backlit
  • Jams to All Standard Frame Rates
The Denecke TS-C is a compact full-featured smart slate capable of reading, generating, and displaying SMPTE/EBU timecode. Its new compact size makes the TS-C ideal for documentary work, insert shots, or anywhere a big slate is too cumbersome. The TS-C jams to all standard frame rates, including 23.976 for HD.
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Denecke TS-C Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Flash Microprocessor
  • 3Clapper
  • 4Voltage Readout
  • 5Access Door
  • 6Error Warning
  • 7EL Backlit
  • 8Automatic
  • 9TCXO

The Denecke TS-C is a compact full-featured smart slate capable of reading, generating, and displaying SMPTE/EBU timecode. Its new compact size makes the TS-C ideal for documentary work, insert shots, or anywhere a big slate is too cumbersome. The TS-C jams to all standard frame rates, including 23.976 for HD.

Flash Microprocessor
A 16-bit flash microprocessor produces greater accuracy and allows for future firmware upgrades.
Clapper
This unit features a colored clapper.
Voltage Readout
A battery voltage readout and low-battery warning keep the user informed.
Access Door
A small sliding door allows quick access to controls and battery pack.
Error Warning
A sync error warning lets the user know different frame rates are being input.
EL Backlit
The EL backlit display is particularly useful during night shoots and on dimly lit stages.
Automatic
The incoming frame rate is read and the reader automatically sets to that frame rate.
TCXO
The high-stability temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) ensures low drift and is standard on the TS-C.

Denecke TS-C Specs

InputTC Input
-15 dB at 4.7 K, on a 1/4" Phone Jack or 5-Pin LEMO Plug
OutputNot Specified by Manufacturer
Television SystemNTSC: 3.58 MHz
PAL: 4.43 MHz
ControlRotary Switch
LED Brightness
Timecode Type
User Bit
Power Supply 5.7 to 16 VDC
6 x AA Batteries
Dimensions5 x 8.25 x 1.24" / 12.7 x 21 x 3.14 cm
Weight1.9 lb / 861 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.37 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 12.5 x 3.7"

Denecke TS-C Reviews

Solid product

By Evan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-07

Well made, love the size compared to other slates like the TS3.

Just right

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

I've been wanting one of these for years...looking for a good deal on eBay. Used ones never seemed to be much cheaper than new, so I finally pulled the trigger on new one. I don't know why anyone would spend more on a TS-3 when they have identical features and I think the TS-C size is just right.

This slate is awesome!

By Marcus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-10

While I still do prefer the TS-3 for more space to write information....this slate is great for compatibility and MUCH easier one-hand slating as sometimes I don't always get an A2 or have an AC to slate. This slate is still great because you do have enough room to write what you need, but if you do prefer the TS-3 for more space then that's a great choice too.

Industry standard

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-20

This is the slate you want to show up on set with. Has never failed me and the perfect size for AC's.

A great product, and great technical support

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-10

I love the size, the build, and how it works. I had a minor technical issue with the battery door, and I called Denecke and was immediately put in touch with their guy for this product, and he was able to immediately help me. Because this was a small company, I was able to call him back and he picked up the phone right away, and then he was able to help me with some confusion I had with setting up the slate to accept jammed timecode from my recorder in about 3 minutes. The one thing I would like to have seen would be an adjustment to the amount of time the slate displays the timecode when you clap the sticks. It displays for 4 frames, which is obviously enough for the camera to capture, but there may be times when it would be helpful to be able to see the exact time code on the slate for a couple of seconds or so. But the is really a very minor thing I would like to see. This is a great slate.

Nice slate...

By Leo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-05

I needed a smart TC slate that works seamlessly with my Tentacle-E TC boxes. The TS-C was the slate I needed. This is an expensive slate that needs to be treated like a lens. The first day on set the AD put the slate on a dirty table on it's face! It put a dimple on the red display area! My only complaint is that the plastic face scratches very easily and not meant for a crew member who can't respect gear! It is very easy to use and worked great with Tentacle-E sync boxes. The clock did not drift a single frame after 11 hours of use. Also, it takes 6 AA battery, a set of lithium batteries were still strong after 4 days of continued use- including the backlight being on. Would recommend, but save your pennies for this one.

It's Great

By Antoine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-19

Definitely feels like an improvement over the TS-3.

Finally!

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I've been looking for a long time on eBay for a used one with no luck. Finally bought a new one..should have done that long ago. Speeds up post syncing so much more than using a non-timecode manual slate!

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Asked by: Jens
We recommend that you do not have a slate attached to your camera permanently. You will need a DSMC2 Base Expander, DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander, DSMC3 Jetpack Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack-SDI Expander, or DSMC2 REDVOLT Expander. You will need a RED DIGITAL CINEMA 3BNC-to-00B Sync Cable as well. Here is a link to compatible timecode devices approved by RED: http://docs.red.com/955-0171_v7.0/DSMC2HELIUMOperationGuide/Content/8_TC_Gen_Multi/Devices_Timecode.htm
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Date published: 2021-10-10

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Date published: 2021-05-03

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Do you need another device to wirelessly sync this to a camera like the Arri Amira?
Asked by: Jason
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What kind of marker can this be used on this slate? Need something that can b updated fast. Not sure if permanent marker will work.
Asked by: T-Spect
if you accidentally wrote a permanent marker on the slate,you can remove it by using dry erase markers on top of the permanent marks and wiping it with a tissue.
Answered by: Danmarie
Date published: 2019-04-14

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Date published: 2022-03-31

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Asked by: Jay
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Date published: 2021-01-11

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Date published: 2022-01-31
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