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Ambient ACN-LS Lockit Slate

The Ambient ACN-LS is a Modular Timecode Slate and Display with full ACN intergration.

The completely revised LED timecode display features double the brightness at less than half of the power consumption of its predecessor. This allowed us to reduce the batteries to only 4 AA cells while still achieving prolonged battery life.

Additionally, we equipped the new slate with light and motion sensors. Thus, the brightness can adjust automatically to the local light conditions, and the timecode display flips when the slate is turned upside down. The easy removable handle allows for perfect one-handed operation.

Transmit the clapped time directly to the script app
Furthermore, this new slate comprises clap time broadcast in addition to the same full functionality of the Tiny Lockit including ACN support with clap time broadcast.
These network capabilities also allow the Ā»Lockit SlateĀ« to be a fully-functional, generator-buffered timecode transceiver. This provides the same stability of an Ambient Lockit generator that has the flexibility of a wireless TC system but without the fear of dropouts.

Use the Lockit Slate as Midi TC display and interface
The Lockit Slate offers a variable timecode offset to compensate for processing delays of digital cameras. Plugged in into a computer, the Lockit Slate transforms into a highly accurate midi timecode interface with LTC / midi timecode conversion and of course big TC LED display.
This way the ACN-LS opens up the possibility to sync multiple cameras with a Pro Tools workstation.
As known from the Lockit and Tiny Lockit, the user interface is easy and intuitive to use.

Use the display standalone as fully functional timecode interface
With it's all-new and revolutionary modular construction, the electronic section of the Lockit Slate can also serve as a fully functional, compact standalone display for documentary or desktop use.
Housed in a machined, pearl-blasted and anodized aluminum body, it can easily withstand the roughest production conditions.

Never loose the timecode when changing batteries...
Thanks to the built-in supercapacitor, the ACN-LS is able to hold the highly accurate timecode for more than 10 minutes after loss of power.
Changing batteries no longer automatically means re-jaming the slate.
  • Highly accurate timecode generator
  • Supports all SMPTE frame rates
  • Adjustable TC offset
  • Generator buffered timecode transceiver
  • Full ACN support
  • Clap time transmission via ACN
  • Drift of less than 1 frame a day (~0,1ppm, 0,0ppm within ACN))
  • OLED Display for configuration
  • Extremly bright LED TC display
  • Conversion between LTC and MTC (via USB)
  • RS232, USB and GP I/O port
  • Rugged aluminum body
  • Easy changeable slate body
  • Stand alone mode
  • Only 4 AA batteries
  • Lockit Slate (ACN-LS | ACN-LSW)
  • Dimensions (WHD): approx. 280 x 215 x 30 mm
  • Weight: approx. 1100 g
  • Display module (ACN-LD)
  • Dimensions (WHD): approx. 210 x 65 x 27 mm
  • Weight (without batteries): approx. 450 g
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