Ambient Recording ACN-TL Tiny Lockit Timecode Generator / Transceiver
As all Ambient Clockit devices the Tiny Lockit provides a rock solid, highly accurate, temperature compensating time code generator.
- Highly accurate timecode generator
- Generator buffered timecode transceiver
- Drift of less than 1 frame a day (~0,1ppm, 0.0ppm within the ACN)
- Supports all SMPTE frame rates
- Sunlight readable OLED Display
- Adjustable timecode offset
- Adjustable timecode level for recording TC on audio track
- MIDI timecode interface with LTC/MTC conversion
- Built in ACN transceiver with internal antenna
- RS232, USB and GP I/O port
- Works 12 hours on 2 AAA batteries
- Robust machined and anodized aluminum body
- Dimensions: 77 mm x 56.5 mm x 21 mm
- Weight: 118 g
Except for the sync signal output, it comprises the full functionality of its big brother, including ACN (Ambient Clockit Network) support, metadata transfer and logging. These network capabilities also allow the Tiny Lockit to be a fully functional, generator buffered time code transceiver. This provides the stability of an Ambient Clockit Generator with the flexibility of a wireless TC system but without the fear of dropouts.
In addition, it also offers most features of the ALL601, such as variable time code output level for recording TC on audio track and time code conversion between LTC / MTC / LANC. The second Lemo connector is used for TC or communications and can be configured as USB, RS232, or GP I/O.
As known from the ACL 204, the user interface is easy and intuitive to use.
Due to its smaller form factor the ACN-TL is especially suitable for applications on small cameras, but also on cameras or in setups where a sync signal is not required, it is a handy solution. Thanks to the machined, pearl blasted and anodized aluminum body the Tiny Lockit can easily withstand the roughest production conditions.
The built-in ACN enables for 0.0ppm drift, wireless tc & remote control
The integrated transceiver and the 2nd Lemo socket can be used to interface with the ACN system via USB, RS232, or GP I/O. It also allows the ACN-TL to work as a fully functional, generator buffered wireless timecode transceiver. With firmware version 3.1 or higher the new c-jam mode does not stop after the first jam. It will resend smaller timestamps every 4 seconds.
All receiving units now compare their internal generated timecode with the highly accurate timestamp and pull up or down the generator speed until they are perfectly matched. This way a drift between all ACN devices on set can be avoided completely. When used in a network with a Master Lockit, all ACN-TL units and other ACN Lockits can be displayed, named and remote controlled via the Master Lockit web interface.
Use your Tiny Lockit as computer Timecode Interface
Plugged in into a computer, the Tiny Lockit transforms into a highly accurate Midi Timecode Interface with LTC / Midi Timecode conversion. This enables ACN-TL to sync multiple cameras with a Pro Tools workstation.This is made possible by the ACN-TLs flexible, fully programmable FPGA architecture.
A front loaded OLED display will give instant visual feedback about the current configuration and assist while moving through the menu to make adjustments. This is now done on the fly with an easy to operate one-finger navigation system – no more need for screwdrivers or powercycling the unit.