Ambient ACL 204 Time Code and Sync Generator
Ambient ACL 204 Time Code and Sync GeneratorAmbient ACL 204 Time Code and Sync Generator

Ambient ACL 204 Time Code and Sync Generator

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Product Description

Ambient ACL 204

The ACL204 from Ambient Recording is a portable synchronizer and the first in a new generation of Clockit products which fully utilizes the Ambient Clockit Network System (ACN). The company hopes that ACN becomes an industry standard, a system that is as open as possible, and which simultaneously merges real-time and file embedded metadata from various camera manufacturers along with a global time code reference.

The unit supports all Timecode rates and sync formats and allows the user to apply an offset to the Timecode output to compensate for the processing delay created in some HD cameras. Additionally, 3-D camera rigs can be lighter and neater by utilizing the second Timecode output, while the sync output can be switched to drive a dual load. An integrated transceiver and the second Lemo socket can be used to interface with the Clockit Network System.

An OLED display provides instant visual feedback about the unit’s current configuration and assists in navigating through the menu. This can be done on the fly with one-finger without the need for screwdrivers or power cycling the unit. An intelligent algorithm prevents configuration of improper, mismatched Timecode and sync rates, or unintended alterations to the setup.

The hardware has been completely revised to provide a flexible, fully programmable FPGA architecture. Powered by a pair of AA batteries, the portable synchronizer is housed in a compact but rugged housing, ensuring many years of reliable operation, while opening the door to the extensive use of metadata that has become essential for an effective work flow in today’s multi-camera film and multimedia productions.


  • Portable Timecode synchronizer
  • Ambient Clockit Network System support for embedding metadata into a comprehensive shot list containing start and stop times of each and every recording and
    machine in a multi-camera setup
  • Timecode out offset
  • OLED display for on the fly menu changes
  • Wireless access to Mesh Network
  • Powered by 2 AA batteries
  • Small and robust housing

Supported Settings

720p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 59.94, 50, 60
1080i / PsF 23.98, 24, 25(50i), 29.97(59.94i), 30(60i)
1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 59.94, 60
PAL 25 fps
NTSC 29.97, 30 fps
Wordclock 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192kHz, pull-up/pull-down
AES3 Black 24-bit, sample rates as above

Other Specifications:

Power Requirements 2 x AA batteries
Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.9 x 1.4 x 2.9" (100 x 36 x 74mm)
Weight 8.8 oz (250g)