Betso WTCS-1 Wireless Timecode Slate
BETSO WTCS-1 wireless time code slate is carefully designed to meet rising demands on displayed information capability, overall product durability and lightweight and "plug and play" functionality. It is WiFi ready for cooperation with iOS MovieSlate application and has our latest RF transceiver module for wireless transmission of time code and status information. And of course a lot of more cool features to make your work easier.
Our whole new concept of wireless transmission of time code and status information is ideal for simple on stage workflow control. Each device connected to the network will be continuously jammed from transmitter and on each device you can observe status information of all other devices in the network.
The operating range is up to 500m within the line of sight. The RF protocol incorporates frequency hopping spread spectrum technology approach which ensures robust functionality even in the environment with high RF noise.
When the unit set as receiver is out of the RF range, it keeps generating synced timecode.
All Time Code and Word Clock Formats
The WTCS-1 can receive, precisely jam or start to generate new time codes of all existing SMPTE time code formats.
Also, all commonly used word clock formats are supported, including their pull-up and pull-down options.
1" Super-bright graphical LED display with Anti-glare Surface
Ambient light independent time code readouts are guaranteed thanks to a large, 1-inch high, super-bright graphical LED display with a special anti-glare surface that avoids sun reflection. Its brightness can be easily adjusted in ten modes to meet actual light conditions or can be set automatically in relation to actual ambient light conditions thanks to integrated sensor.
Writing sheet backlight and anti-scratch protection
For easy writing sheet information readout BETSO WTCS-1 has implemented it's adjustable backlight. The brightness of the backlight can be set in three steps of brightness intensity or completely turned off.
BETSO WTCS-1 comes with applied writing sheet protector, which furthermore protects already very robust mechanical construction. In the case of accidental damage of the writing sheet protector it is matter of few seconds to install the new one.
Ultra Highly Accurate TCXO
Embedded high precision temperature compansated crystal oscillator TCXO with frequency accuracy off 0.2 ppm is the fundamental piece of hardware for stable and accurate timecode generator.
The superior quality of TCXO is best suited for changing environmental conditions where temperatures vary a lot during the day. Even in extreme weather conditions, the WTCS-1 will keep timecodes in sync.
MovieSlate 8 cooperation over WiFi
The new BETSO WTCS-1 digital smart slate can sync timecode, user bits, slate data and user-selectable credits information over it's built-in WiFi network directly to MovieSlate 8 application.
When connected with MovieSlate 8 application, it can be selected how long to display each piece of data, and on which events to show credits - Sticks Open/Clap, Shot End
Between more than 60 available credits information which can be synced with BETSO WTCS-1 are: Roll, Scene, Take, Prod, Dir, Dp, Title, Slate, Date, Cam, FPS, ISO Speed, Lens, Filters, HDR, Sound Media, Sound Filename and much more.
The BETSO WTCS-1 digital smart slate is powered by six AA batteries, which are able to power the device for up to 100 hours of continuous time code generation. This outstanding performance is achieved by very careful design of power management circuitry and the use of very efficient LED display.
In the case of battery discharge the BETSO WTCS-1 has inbuilt backup battery, which can keep time code generating for next 3 hours, so there is plenty of time for safe battery replacement without loosing the time code sync.
|Graphical 1“ high, white LED display with adjustable brightness
|Dimensions (h x w x d)
|230 x 185 x 24 mm (9.0" x 7.3" x 0.9")
|Weight (w/o batteries)
|approx. 760g (1.68 lb)
|CNC milled, anodized aluminium alloy and stiff wood
|6x AA battery (alkaline or lithium) / 6x accu (NiMH, NiCd)
External powering 6 - 15 V DC
|approx. 30 - 1000 mA *
approx. 4 mA in stand-by mode (arms of the slate closed)
|Up to 100 hours **
|SMPTE TC formats
|23,976 fps - 30 fps including DF and NDF (also 2x multiples: 23.976 fps - 60 fps supported)
|Input TC sensitivity
|0.2 - 10 V (p-p)
|902 - 928 MHz (USA/Canada)
863 - 870 MHz (Europe)
922.4 - 928.0 MHz (Japan)
|Number of channels
|RF output power
|up to 500m ***
* depends on the brightness of LED display
** with the lowest display brightness
*** within the line of sight
We have an extensive inventory of audio equipment for hire with competitive rates ready at a moment's notice. We pay the most meticulous attention to detail in our hire prep so you can travel to shoots with the peace of mind that you have everything you need.
For weekly rental, you can pick up your gear the day before your production shoot after 3:00pm, and return by 10:00am after your shoot day. In the case of 7 day rental, you will only be charged for 4 billing days.
If shipping is required, we require a two day minimum hire period, with a travel day inbetween.
Orders can be cancelled for free up to 24 hours before pick up date, any notice within 24 hours of the pick up date will be charged a prep fee of 25% of the total amount.
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