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  1. NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    @VAS: you beat me ;)Thanks for sharing!
  2. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    That would be a Y - cable: TC and genlock DINs into 4 pin Sync socket - probably that's why not. But, you can use the 200,- 3 BNC split cable from RED.
  3. NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    @Derek H On from upcoming firmware 5.0 we improved immunity of ACN(s) so much, that 2 or more crews can bump into each other and all systems ar.e unaffected even when using C-Jam on the same channel. However, C-Jam Master is unavailable on the Nano due to complexity, and so a set of Nanos could theoretically be hijacked - but there's gotta be a reason to keep your Tiny s, 204s and MasterLockits, right? @Stuart: any typical USB compliant voltage between 4.8 to 5.2V. We will announce downcinvertor cables shortly. @Sound Intuition: Range, depends some what in between 60 feet through walls to 600 line of sight. Bear in mind, though, ACN doesn't rely on constant connection.
  4. NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    @edward chick @shug: Yes, absolutely. The Tiny (or ACL204 or MasterLockit) are perfect companions and Masters to a full horde of Nanos Also, we have done some changes to Lockit Firmware in 5.0 scheduled for release early May which makes using the Tiny as master even more easy - after powering on all you need to do is going to ACN in the menu and hit Master, you can then take the running TC or edit and satrt c-jamming right away. Another option was to one-time jam the Tiny from one of the Nanos RTCs and then enable C-Jam with TOD.
  5. Quick question about tentacle sync

    That'll be intersting to see, indeed. BT is just p2p and even more quite latency prone varying between 70-300mS , depending on hardware implemetation on both ends and limited range. Which is why we decided on 802.15.4 instead .2 and thus, no mobile device support. If they make this work reliably, hats off.
  6. NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    No, the Nano has no built-in scratch mic. From our testing we just found a covered omni capsule would hardly give you any useful audio reference - especially on a gimbal or steady-cams. But, when going with an external micro shotgun anyway, or even more a radio receiver, then why not with an y-loom cable (and you can use the same that work on you Tiny ) Of course,we clearly see the application and the wireless jam alone plays its card extremely well exactly on gimbals and/or cluttered, obstructed rigs. With padable TC output it was clearly designed towards DSLRs. However, "as well" - It was designed to be as versatile and easy to operate as possible and most ressources went into satisfying also requirements other solutions did not offer. And while not everyone might need all the options, as Constantin mentioned in another thread, or there might be better fits for one dedicated application, 2 Nanos alone will really take you far.
  7. Quick question about tentacle sync

    haha, literally "rushes" (had to go into shipping as NAB demos and FedEx was at the door step already) or a typical "Gun and run" if you prefer so.... Interesting fing on the T-Box, assume they got the scratch mic working on this one. Any other info what could be new?
  8. NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    @Yullover: Yes, you can It will even autoadjust the framerate from any source for hazzle free configuration. Just think of it as a Tiny Lockit sans OLED and just one Lemo (ACN port included!). Also it seamlessly replaces our TCTRX series as it can be run as freewheeling TC radiolink for LTC and MIDI requirements. @Philip Perkins: you mean mini Hartkes? Sorry no...;) @Constantin: These have been in development actually before Tentacle launched their crowdfund campaign. We're a little team however and good things take their time. Timecode by itself is no rocket science but with ACN, metadatanetwork, autoconfiguration we've gone the whole mile. What you see here is a poirt of our existing Lockit core technology to a new, shrunk MPU architecture and it will be at the foundation of all future products. @Jim Feeley: exactly! our first unit that comes in cheaper than the case @Matthew Manville: when powered through USB on the cam they turn on automatically and can't even be turned off And if so (which takes a deliberate 5s ress and hold), watch 'em disappear on your ACN Radar and then pull the cameras studio power or PSU of the KinoFlo in return before powering them back up @VAS: Thanks for sharing.
  9. Quick question about tentacle sync

    Small example how good checking sync works. 5 units, 5 LEDs, one button And yes, AFAIK this works equally well on Tentacles
  10. Dear Ambient friends, today we proudly introduce to you our latest development – the NanoLockit! Visit http://www.nanolockit.com for more details Continuing the 25 year history of Lockit boxes, the NanoLockit redefines the on-set timecode sync box. Since the release of the original Lockit, Ambient has never had a reputation for standing still – and we are proud to live up to our reputation with the NanoLockit. It extends the existing timecode product range and caters to the latest developments in camera technology and on-set workflow. Your Ambient Team
  11. Ambient Eumel Noise

    As said nothing changed since some years. What's the conector on it?
  12. Ambient Eumel Noise

    Hi, we use special tools and heat. But I don't think you will find anything serviceable from your end inside, and I doubt even more that's causing the noise. Do you have other lavs to compare it with? Is that a newer one that's hissy and the older ones don't? We haven't made changes since quite a while.
  13. Quick question about tentacle sync

    Yes, but - and that's mine (and Constantin's) point - in reality it works much better than one would believe. Although that's not so much of concern for devices that don't support cross jam, cross-compatible framerates (like 23.976 and 29.97ND) should not drift anyway against each other while 23.976 against 24 can immediately be spotted. Tentacles - not supporting crossjam - will even indicate jam from a cross compatible framerate (they actually would accept) with clearly visible asynchronous blinking. Long story short, not blinking sync is rarely a matter of whacky equipment rather than misconfiguration - and that being - clearly - visible is definitive a plus.
  14. Quick question about tentacle sync

    Between 1992 and 2012 this was the only - and still sufficient indicator on our Lockit boxes - and honestly, it works surprisingly well (and way better than any kind of LCD/OLED) as it actually is not blinking but rather flashing.
  15. Timecode solution

    As said pro and cons on both sides, but considering the original thread was about wireless TC solutions (and price and size) .... (sorry, couldn't resist...)