Vincent R.

New TC device (150/200 euros)

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You can actually use a threaded 1/8" jack on the ERX and it will screw on, I do it all the time!

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Any serious camera will have a locking connector ( BNC-Lemo ).

This device is aimed primarily at the DSRL crowd. Although that shouldn't preclude using it with a more serious camera, of course.

I do agree with the demand for a locking connector. I did mention this right away to the developers. But they argued convincingly that this would make the whole device much more expensive and then it probably wouldn't be viable anymore.

I think it is a drawback, but one that can be worked with.

You can always use some tape or whatever to secure the connector.

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You can actually use a threaded 1/8" jack on the ERX and it will screw on, I do it all the time!

Really? Good to know, i have to try that

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Update:

-Post has the first two weeks of shooting and all is perfect.

-definitely no laptop or iDevices needed for jamming, but you do need it to change framerate or padding down the signal if you go into a dslr for example.

-if you hold the button longer it jams from the internal clock

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So i could change the framerate and output level from a iphone correct?

I don t want to have to lug around a laptop for just doing that.

I agree with pascal that a locking connector is a must. A right angle connector and a tight case is a okay workaround for my erx's.

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If I were them, I'd just make it a tiny box with room for a AAA battery and a BNC in/out. Have it either auto-recognize code, or have two boxes available for sale. 23.98 and 25. It'll cover 95% of the market. They can let the rest go.

No need for fancy software or function.

great idea. I was thinking about the same thing.

I disagree with Zaxcom decision to go with non locking connector.

Any serious camera will have a locking connector ( BNC-Lemo ).

+1

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DG: " I agree with pascal that a locking connector is a must. "

so ?

you won't be buying ??

or you will buy and modify ??

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29.97 is still a common frame rate - I don't think we can let it go that easily.

Cheers,

Brent Calkin

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- I also argued for a locking connector.

- in the near future yes, you can use a smartphone to adjust the settings. They don't have the software out at this movement but working on it. So for now it's laptop.

- of course it does all the frame rates including 29.97

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This device is aimed primarily at the DSRL crowd.

Just curious, what brings you to that conclusion? No threaded locking headphone adapter and it's "aimed" primarily at the dslr crowd? What crowd is that? DSLR owners and enthusiasts? You think they are buying up erx's? Or do you mean sound mixers that happened to do a majority of their yearly dates with dslr cameras? Pretty sure more of people are using it in non dslr situations.

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Just curious, what brings you to that conclusion? No threaded locking headphone adapter and it's "aimed" primarily at the dslr crowd? What crowd is that? DSLR owners and enthusiasts? You think they are buying up erx's? Or do you mean sound mixers that happened to do a majority of their yearly dates with dslr cameras? Pretty sure more of people are using it in non dslr situations.

Not sure what YOU are talking about, but I was referring to this new device being discussed here in this thread, Tentaclesync.

By DSLR crowd I was referring, in a somewhat sweeping statement, to those who working with such a camera, in whatever capacity. This includes sound recordists.

I was not talking about the ERX in this instance at all. I will concede, though, that it wasn't entirely clear what I was referring to.

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As far as I understand the founders did aim towards the non timecode cameras indeed, dslrs/blackmagic etc. And the sloppy ones like the c100/300 canons. Therefore the super small for factor was/is a main goal of them.

But as you can see how I am using it (664 Alexa) it doesn't rule the other cameras out of course.

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DG: " I agree with pascal that a locking connector is a must. "

so ?

you won't be buying ??

or you will buy and modify ??

Well the thing with a locking connector is that it works just the same with regular cables so why not put it there from the start so you can have quick peace of mind.

I d probably buy it anyway because the form factor and the price point seems unbeatable. but would have so secure the connection with a right angle and some camera tape.

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- in the near future yes, you can use a smartphone to adjust the settings. They don't have the software out at this movement but working on it

That is good news. Keep us posted.

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I used one in my bag, and one on the Alexa, quite rough documentary style shooting. Never came the cable out of the device. Just sayin'

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I prefer locking connectors but DSLRs don't have any so if that's where your at then maybe it's so big an issue

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I used one in my bag, and one on the Alexa, quite rough documentary style shooting. Never came the cable out of the device. Just sayin'

This. I've never had any problems with non locking connectors other than on the 302 where there's always that moment of "Where is my return signal?!"

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Have test it today and must say, that this thing isn´t only for the DSLR Crowd. Unbelievable how small and light this device is. Ullrich Esser (one of the developer) has also shown their application for this devices wich is easy to use. With this application you can sync several Tentacles and set the framerate or rename the devices. Also switching between Mic/Line is a nice feature. There is also a really nice Solution for DIT´s by another Software. Enough for today, have to work early tomorrow.

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Would be nice for DSLR shoots where everyone's running around crazy.  Resolve and other programs now can read audio tracks as LTC and sync via that so they've got that going for them now...

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I would strongly advise taking a page from Mozegear's book and using a mini with an exposed thread so a locking type male mini can be used.  A TC box is something that isn't much monitored, and I would strongly prefer a connector that can't be pulled out as easily as a normal mini.  I know it wouldn't be as Euro-cool looking, but it would definitely make this thing a more professional tool.  The app looks cool.  I hope they decide to give it 29.97 NDF--very much still in use in the USA!

 

philp

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I hope they decide to give it 29.97 NDF--very much still in use in the USA!

philp

- of course it does all the frame rates including 29.97

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With non locking connector (ex:dslr), I always use right angled connector and secure it with gaffer. Works like a charm ;-)

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