HOW IT WORKS:
Tentacles can be seen as accurate clocks, all running the exact same time. Connected to each camera or audio recorder, this time information will be recorded into the files of that recording device. In postproduction you can easily make use of that information to synchronize audio and video files which have been recorded at the same time.
Since this method is based on precise digital timing information and does not rely on shaky audio tracks, it works 100% and can be synchronized much faster than with pure software solutions.
Before shooting starts, you synchronize Tentacles by connecting them via cable, so that every Tentacle runs exactly the same time. The setup of the device works super-convenient either via laptop or smartphone.
CONNECT YOUR EQUIPMENT:
COMPATIBLE WITH ALMOST EVERY DEVICE
From a DSLR to an Arri Alexa, Tentacle works with all of them. Use as many Tentacles as you need.
To connect Tentacle to different devices, we offer a wide range on specific adapter cables.
SYNC YOUR VIDEO & AUDIO:
Timecode itself does not synchronize your material, it only makes it possible. For this task we have invented Tentacle Sync Studio (OS X)
Just throw your clips in and that’s it. Tentacle Sync Studio automatically synchronizes video and audio via timecode. It enables you to sync, view and export dailies immediately with almost no effort!
TENTACLE SYNC HARDWARE
- Super small (34 x 50 x 16 mm) and lightweight (30 g)
- Super simple usage:
- DIP-Switchless operation (no screwdriver needed)
- Just one button and LED
- Setup via laptop or smartphone
- DSLR-ready: Switchable mic/line output + build-in microphone for reference sound
- Generates all SMPTE timecode rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 29.97DF and 30 FPS
- Compatible with all professional equipment: Uses LTC timecode according to SMPTE-12M standard
- High precision TCXO:
- Inaccuracy less than 1 frame in 24 hours
- Temperature range -30°C to +85°C
- Can act as master clock (Green Mode) or jam-sync to any external timecode source (Red Mode)
- Built-in rechargeable lithium polymer battery
- Lasts for up to 40 hrs
- Fast charging via USB (1.5 hrs)
- More than 3 years of battery life (depends on usage)
- Will be replaceable
- Integrated hook surface on back for easy mounting
- Made in Germany
||Simple and easy to use Software for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS to setup your Tentacles.
- Set framerate and tc output level
- Check battery and currently running timecode
- Now Supports User-Bits
TENTACLE SYNC STUDIO FOR OS X
Every Tentacle unit comes with a fully full featured version of Tentacle Sync Studio wich enables you to sync your material with just a click. It works with nearly any kind of timecode, even if you have used a competitors timecode technology.
- Drag and drop functionality: Just throw your media folders in and view your synced dailies instantly.
- Reads and analyses any timecode recorded on audio tracks, even from competitor’s products
- Supported import formats: Quicktime, AVCHD, R3D, MP4, BWF, WAVE, MXF, CinemaDNG (coming soon)
- Supported export formats: Quicktime, XML: FCP7, Premiere (FCPX coming soon), AAF
- Simultaneously sync and transcode your material on export to more editing-friendly codecs like ProRes
- Multicam support
- System requirements: min. OSX 10.9