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  1. 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
  2. Just picked up a Master Lockit a couple weeks ago and shot this on my phone. Finally posted it. Please excuse the poor quality of the video! Been using the Master Lockit on a few jobs already and very pleased!
  3. Dear sound community, As timecode and sync technology is our passion, for many years we wanted to develop easily accessible, short-subject educational videos that break down and explain these modern production elements. Ambient University provides the information and instruction for low budget productions as well as the most sophisticated setups all around the world. Our videos about timecode and synchronization provide in-depth background information, while other videos demonstrate how to use that knowledge in the field. This video library includes step-by-step tutorial videos illustrating external timecode and sync distribution setups with the most commonly used cameras from ARRI, RED, Sony, Panasonic, Canon, etc. Our goal is to continuously develop and update the channel to provide the most comprehensive pool of knowledge on this topic – that's always available in your pocket. We hope you like it and of course are open for new video suggestions.
  4. http://www.betso.eu/files/documents/BETSO_SBOX-1_brochure_EN.pdf I was figuring out where to place my Ambient Lockit on a C300 for an upcoming project, then this comes along. Looks the ticket, small, lightweight..
  5. I'm a big fan of the BETSO SBOX-1N, and I have two of them (they've replaced two Mozegear boxes I had previously.) I'm currently working on a doc with a partner, who owns the same box, and we're a bit puzzled because his box blinks very rapidly, while mine blinks once per second. Both keep time without a problem, and they stay synced through the whole day, but we can't understand why his box doesn't blink once a second after it's been jammed, like mine. We've looked at the settings, and they're both exactly the same. We're at a loss… Any comments or suggestions you may have would be quite welcome. Cheers, BK
  6. We proudly present one of the biggest Firmware updates in our history. Including Complete GUI overhaul, New Smart TRX Mode, Full Jam Mode, Custom Slate Clap Display, ... and many more improvements. To get the full story, just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/bMtgIT or just download Firmware 4.01 on www.ambient.de/en/downloads Kindly Timo
  7. Dear Ambient Recording friends,we are happy to welcome another key player of our industry as new member to our ACN™ family. With the integration of RED Digital Cinema cameras into our metadata system, we now are able to provide camera information to script and post from the two most popular cinema camera manufacturers. Furthermore, syncing RED cameras with an ACL 204 now is plug-and-play. Additionally, we are proud to present the first manufacturer that has integrated the ACN OEM module, and to introduce great new accessories for the popular ACN-LS digi slate.Please visit us on IBC Hall 8C73 and get some fresh Munich beer or taste some wine.To get a free IBC pass, use the link below and use our code 4879 to register.We look forward to welcoming you. Free IBC Tickets Read the full IBC news
  8. Hey everyone, I'm curious to see if anyone is using the new Master Lockit to feed continuous jam to the Nomad in the sound bag, and whether or not the Master Lockit's own 2.4ghz transmission to other ACN lockits onset are causing interference with various zaxnet commands, given that they'd be physically so close together in the bag? Cheers! Eren
  9. Syncing Mad Max - Fury Road I had the pleasure to do an interview with Ben Osmo, Production Sound Mixer and Oliver Machin, Sound Department Coordinator & Vehicle FX Recordist about their work on Mad Max - Fury Road in the desert of Nambia, Africa. Three units with up to 12 cameras worked simultaniously, sometimes up to 7km (4.35 mi.) away from each other while driving with 60-90 km/h (37- 56 mph). The air filled with desert sand containing metallic parts that drastically decreased wireless range, while the VFX dpt wanted the camera to use the UTC time information from the GPS satellites to be used as the reference for timecode, which enabled cross referencing between GPS positioning and the pictures. Over the course of our three-hour interview, Ben & Oliver recalled detailed information about their workflow, the tasks they had to manage, and their solutions to the technical challenges introduced by production demands and environmental conditions. Read the full story
  10. Announcing! Mozegear BNC Q28 TC We didn’t think it could be done, but here it is Introductory Price - $439 Shipping Starts- Today Super Small Size & Lightweight - Just 2.8 cubic inches and 1.9 ounces. Easy Set Up - Just set the controls and go. Specifically Designed For ... Virtually EVERYTHING - The Q28 was designed to work with all kinds of devices including: high-end cameras, DSLRs, and even those that may have some “unique” timecode challenges. An important feature is the especially wide variable level output, which allows the user to accurately set the Q28 to various devices. Audio + Timecode Design - The flow through audio combines timecode with audio for devices not intended to receive timecode. Locking Connectors for Dependability - Both the BNC and the 3.5mm are locking connectors, so cables stay intact. Made to Survive ----Extremely Durable - The case is made of aluminum with a support beam running through the center. The end caps are made of a thick, durable aluminum. The LED adds additional durability since there is no screen to break. We have driven a truck over it multiple times and it works great. Other Great Features - Shows timecode in hours and minutes, battery life indication, jamming and cross jamming indicator Long Battery Life with AAA’s- Just 2 AAA alkaline batteries will run for approximately 16 hours. Accurate - High quality TCXO crystal with proven accuracy 2 Year Warranty Made in the U.S.A.
  11. INTRODUCING THE Tig Q28 The Most Incredibly Small Timecode Generator Only 1.9 oz and 2.8 cubic inches Introductory Price $439 Pre-orders are being now being taken. Shipping to begin Monday of next week (8/4/14). KEY FEATURES NEW “Show” Position - This setting shows the current timecode in hours and minutes. High Level Accuracy Design - The Q28 has the same high quality TCXO (.5 ppm) and software as the Tig. Variable Timecode Output Level - Works well with all cameras and smart devices due to the 15 adjustable settings between 20mV and 3V. Flow Through Audio - It has an additional 1/8” connector that will combine audio & timecode into a single output. This allows the Tig to work well with devices that do not have timecode inputs (i.e. DSLR’s). LED Indicator - The LED shows many things including “low battery”, battery depleted, and if the unit is jamming. It also evaluates the incoming timecode rate and notifies the user if it is cross-jammed. Supports All Standard Frame Rates - 23.976, 24 25, 29.97, 29.97DF, 30, 30DF. Long Battery Life - Two AAA batteries will support 16 hours of run time. Durable Design - The chassis is made from aluminum with a center support beam through the case. Batteries are housed in a battery tube and will remain secure even when dropped. Incredible Small Size & Lightweight - It weighs only 1.9 oz and 2.8 cubic inches, (size:0 .5” x 2.125” x 2.625”). Mounting brackets - Optional mounting brackets are currently being tested and will be available soon. Connectors - There are 3 connectors on the Q28. There is one 1/8” connector that is for the audio input. The second 1/8” connector is for either jam input, tc only output, or “flow through audio”. The Lemo 5 pin is for either jam input or tc only output. Made and Serviced in the U.S. with a Two Year Warranty
  12. NEW QL Timecode Generator We would like to announce the newest member of our Tig Q family which is the QL. It offers all of the accuracy, features, and size of the Q28 but without the Lemo. We know that some users just want a locking connector but don’t necessarily need the Lemo. Now the QL fits those users at the lower price. Intro Price - $399 Top Feature Highlights Proven Tig software design that works well with all types of cameras, recorders, and even “i devices” Quick and simple set up for easy use Locking 3.5 connector Durable design with center beam - We have run over it repeatedly with a truck and it still works fine. “Flow through Audio” to work well with devices not intended for timecode (i.e. any recorder, DSLR’s...) 2 year limited warranty Now for a FREE QL To introduce the QL we are offering a free QL “give away” (drawing) for those who “share” the QL on facebook. The drawing will be next Tuesday at 5pm EST. (This “give away” is also available to those in Europe.) So share away... Check out more about the QL at: http://www.mozegear.com/#!tig-ql/cn3s
  13. Hi Everyone, I want to introduce our company MozeGear and announce our first product. MozeGear is a new U.S. company formed to design and manufacture unique audio products specifically for the television and film industry. We want to announce the “TIG” (which stands for timecode generator). Highlights of TIG’s feature list are: Miniature size (similar to a dollar bill folded in half) Accurate & high quality TCXO Sturdy anodized aluminum case with a hinged battery door Variable level output NEW FEATURE, “Flow Through Audio” combines audio and timecode by putting timecode on the tip and audio on the ring. This feature enables the user to input both audio and timecode into devices that were not meant for timecode (such as DSLR’s and some recorders). LED timecode discrepancy indicator Made & serviced in U.S. List Price $449 Introductory price $399 (until Nov 30th 2013) Our introductory price gives you a chance to get to know us. Expected Release Shipping should commence in one to two weeks. Where can you see a TIG? Pre-release versions of the TIG will be showing for the first time at AES this weekend in New York (Javits Center from 10/17 to 10/20). Both Professional Sound Services and Gotham have a pre release version of the TIG. You can speak to Christina Wittich from Gotham or Rich Topham from Professional Sound. For those located in LA, Location Sound and Trew LA also have pre-release versions. Feel free to call with any questions or look at our website. Laurie Webb 480-292-9060 lauriew@mozegear.com www.mozegear.com
  14. Hi everybody, as promised: You talk, we listen. We manufactured a free of charge upgrade kit for the ACN-LS to enable for one handed operation and add customizable friction to the sticks. The hardware mod will be done or organized by your local dealer. It is only a 5-10 minutes operation and the kits are either already at your local dealer or on their way. All ACN-LS slates sold now, are of course already equipped with the upgrade. Please watch the quick and dirty video to learn about the details: http://vimeo.com/98522035 Thank you Timo
  15. So I have been following very closely the development of that miracle 'all together' metadata protocol from various companies, and after the release of the new products from Ambient, TimecodeBuddy and Denecke, i believe a discussion is in order, hopefully even with a bit of input from the manufacturers themselves. So firstly we have a the TimecodeBuddy system. Some of you already using it, and apparently quite robust (900mhz and 2.4g transmission). Now they partnered with MovieSlate and Denecke. I love the fact that you can send metadata to the slate and other MovieSlate apps, but I don't see any integration with any recorder yet. I have been playing with MovieSlate recently, and although more complete than the CL-wifi or WaveAgent in terms of sound report creation, it lacks control of the unit and/or inputing of metadata directly into the files. I don't know how important that is for you or editors, but i like the fact that when inputing metadata on any of the Sound Devices apps, it adds this metadata directly to the files, not just the sound report. It means that if the sound report disappears, you can still create it back from the files. Also, it means entering scene and take only on one unit (we know sometimes we barely even have time for that!) And then in Ambient. Obviously their lockit boxes have been around for a while and we can agree they do their job exceptionally well. And now they have integrated ACN into all of their products. Again this means sharing of metadata over wifi, from the app, to the slate and to the receivers. But (just on paper for now) they are talking about an app that can not only input metadata and notes into the network while creating a sound report, it will also be able to control the sound devices 788t and input metadata directly. Also they have teamed up with Arri and are claiming compatibility with other cameras too. I guess there is no real question here, more of a 'what do you think of each' 'which one would you go for'? It's a bit of a shame again we have a war of formats, rather than a collaboration to achieve integration, but then again it is an industry and not a charity. Any comments on the systems, corrections or speculations are welcome and so is any 'extra' info the manufacturers want to add to convince us Hope all of you have a big post-NAB hangover... as I couldn't get one Best Diego Sanchez
  16. TIG Timecode Generator Durability Test I love durability tests and think they are so much fun. So we decided to do a video showing the TIG (timecode generator) being driven over by a truck and dropped off the back. It survived very well (especially considering we drove over it about 20 times and dropped it over 30.) So here's a TIG and a truck: https://plus.google.com/112281036772159173979/posts Laurie 480-292-9060 lauriew@mozegear.com www.mozegear.com
  17. Finally! It's been announced for a while and we are happy that we now are ready to release it: The MAC updater for Lockits and Tiny Lockits. Additionally we aligned the different firmwares so that one updater tool will work for all recent and upcoming network ready products. Obviously, it took us longer than we expected and we hope that the new features now also available for Mac users will compensate for the latency. Get your firmware 3.11 now and add powerful new features to your devices. Firmware download page http://vimeo.com/71959025
  18. Three New Products at IBC 2013 Lockit Slate - Lockit Script App - QS-Mini This was the IBC, again. Time moves fast when you are busy, and our last year just passed at lightning speed. After one year of extensive development we would like to present the latest results of our work. With the new Lockit Slate and Lockit Script App as well as the integration of our time code in the Adobe Prelude live logger app we continue to upgrade our time code series to the newest Ambient Clockit Network technology. Whereas the QS-Mini boompole brings our premium range to customers who prefer shorter lengths. Since the numbers of pictures per post are limited you'll find the details behind the links... Sorry for the inconvenience. We would like to thank you for visiting our booth. It was a pleasure to enjoy a fresh drafted Munich beer or organic wine made by Chris Price with you. We look forward to seeing you at NAB! Your Ambient Recording team
  19. Hey all, Getting into timecode and worried about whether I'm totally #$@%i@ things up or not. Followed and what a few mixers have told me (and searching on JW a bit) have told me that I could jam from the recorder to the camera and that it should be fine. Without a lockit box. However, the Alexa manual is kind of brief and doesn't mention this particular activity of the timecode. What I want to know is what the blinking Alexa TC means. After I jam from the recorder it (it being the TC numbers/digits) stays solid for awhile, but then goes back to blinking again. This recent production with the Alexa also had a lockit box, and when I used it it would stay solid generally (although sometimes it would go back to blinking unless I babysat the camera a bit to always make sure it stays solid). The AC was indicating to me the TC staying solid is a good thing. But is he right? Anyways, thanks for the help.
  20. http://vimeo.com/71959025 With firmware 3.1 for the Tiny Lockit and the Lockit we added a few exceedingly powerful features. "Use your Lockit to send the camera time code to your recorder without the fear of wireless dropouts!" The new software integrates a TC transceiver mode to the units using the already existing ACN network hardware. So without additional equipment your Lockit is now a fully functional time code transmitter or receiver. Thanks to the internal generator running in the background, TC dropouts are a relic of the past. "No need to tune your Lockits with the rental ones anymore!" Using the already well accepted ACN sync broadcast we added a nifty invisible feature. The new sync broadcast doesn't stop after the first broadcast but it will resend smaller timestamps every four seconds. All receiving units will compare their internal generated time code with the highly accurate timestamp and pull up or down the generator speed until they are completely matched. This is done imperceptible and without having to press extra buttons. The only thing you’ll notice that you never get bothered again by post about drift or offset problems when using Lockits from various sources. Even more this makes the system now suitable for line-sync online editing. "Sync your Pro Tools system with all cameras during a concert shot!" When you connect your Lockit or Tiny Lockit to your PC or MAC it will be recognized immediately as Audio/ Midi device. Just select your unit in your DAW as time code source and you're ready to rock. Now you get the camera TC into your software or you can use your Session TC on your cameras. If you own a Lockit you can even wordclock sync your Audio Interface to the camera video sync. This means that you can shoot a whole festival and trust that your cameras and your audio stay in sync. Lockit Firmware Tiny Lockit Firmware Installation Guide Video Enjoy your new features Your Ambient Team
  21. Dear owners of a new ACL204, A new firmware update version 1.02.0011 is out now. We fixed all bugs you and us found while working with the new Lockit. V. 1.01.0008 04/13/2012 Added: Userbit menu: GEN>UB: JamUB: normal (userbits are taken from ext. TC when jamming) manual (userbits are not overwritten when jamming from external, so a date can be set etc.) insert (userbits can be inserted on the fly without re-jamming. TC jamming still dependent on TC jam mode) EditUB: manual setting of userbits. V. 1.02.0010 05/11/2012 fix: tuning via ACC101 now works. fix: drop frame after reboot is being put out correctly (before: drop-frame TC was put out after setting the frame rate to drop-frame coming from a non-drop rate, but upon reboot the TC was non-drop even though DF was displayed. V. 1.02.0011 05/14/2012 fix: glitch in tune control voltage when switching psu for different battery voltages fix: occasional double flash condition with no reason The ACL204 Firmware Updater can be downloaded from our ACL 204 product page Thank you for reporting irregularities and helping us to improve our product! Cheers and keep on syncing Timo
  22. @AmbientRec I just took a swift snapshot of the first ACM-204 Lockit Mount before I disassembled it again, to ship it to Redding Audio USA. The ACM-204 can be screwed to your aluminum Lockit within seconds (4screws). For anybody not owning one of the new anniversary edition Lockits, don't be disappointed, The ACM-TL will be shipped soon, too. It will be delivered with screws for the Tiny Lockit and an adhere tape to be fixed to all your other Clockit devices. Why not screwing, too? That's because we are using self-cutting screws for our plastic bodies. Thus, unscrewing them would decrease their load capacity. This way we couldn't be sure that the backplate will withstand the roughest conditions. But durability is one of the main things Ambient products stand for. The adhere tape we deliver is incredibly strong and combined with the self-cutting screws the ACM-TL just won't break.
  23. Happy birthday to you! 20 years Lockit!! We celebrate this event with an extraordinary limited aluminum special edition and new accessories... A good 20 years ago Guenter Knon worked for the German candid camera TV show. After countless episodes he was getting tired of lining up the Nagras and cameras in the morning each and every day. So he and Chris Price sat down together and after one year and several prototypes the first ACL Lockit was born. In the following 20 years this fellow became more and more famous and reproductive. Thus it rapidly became the head of the well-known Clockit family. This clan was so powerful that they were able to take over the leadership of the international portable sync and time code market. Their strength was based on their internal accuracy, their ability to be tuned to match all situations, and most importantly, on a network of good friends and supporters worldwide. We want to celebrate this with an extraordinary Special Edition of our recent ACL 204: THE ACL 204 anniversary edition… …is a limited run of 200 units with a “full metal jacket”, a machined, pearl blasted and anodized aluminum body. Thanks to the more robust material we could reduce the wall thickness and therefore exactly maintain the weight and price. Together with the anniversary Lockit we are proud to publish a brand new Lockit accessory. The ACL Mount… …is a quick release mount with a fixable 3/8” male thread. This makes the use of Velcro to attach your Clockit device to the camera a relic of the past. The ACM 204 was especially designed for the new aluminum body for older versions there will be a different model: The ACM-TL is a mount with adhere plate for ACN-TL or older ACls I hope you like the new products! Best Regards Timo
  24. We are happy to announce that from 27th of July at 12 a.m. UMT+2 the new firmware update 2.0 can be downloaded from our homepage. It features the first part of the Ambient Clockit Network functionality. Attention: The ACL204 is already equipped with an internal antenna. Therefore no additional accessory is needed to get full access to all features. With the “ACN Basic” integrated in this firmware the user is able to jam sync all ACN compatible devices within the network. To gain the best possible range 16 network channels are available as well as variable output power. One ACL204 is used to jam the others by broadcasting a sync command. Afterwards it will display how many devices have been jammed and how many couldn’t be jammed because of mismatching user settings (e.g. not integer frame rates). In the ACN menu the external antenna can be activated and the antenna gain can be modified. To comply with FCC rules, these functions are PIN protected. Please contact your local dealer. Watch a short demo video