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The Denecke DCode TS-3EL Time Code Slate reads and displays SMPTE/EBU Time Code. It utilizes an internally mounted SB-2 Syncbox Time Code Generator, and it jams to all standard frame rates. These include 24P (23.976) and 30P (29.97). The Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator ensures low drift and is standard on the TS-3EL. Our TS-3EL model has color clapper sticks and a backlit display, particularly useful during night shoots and on dimly lit stages.


Technical Specifications and Features

Lightweight and fits in a frontbox
Flat back with a removable plate for camera logs
Battery voltage and low battery warning readout
Backlit display behind Scene, Take and Production Name
Sliding access door to controls and quick-load battery pack
Sync error warning of different frame rates
Blinking LED jam indicator
Scroll back of the last 16 time code claps for logging
Color reference clapper sticks

Input: TC Input, -15dB at 4.7K, on a 1/4″ Phone Jack

Television System: NTSC @ 3.58 MHz or PAL @ 4.43 MHz

Control: Rotary Switch

LED Brightness
Time Code Type
User Bit

Power Supply: 5.7 to 16 VDC or 6 AA Batteries

Dimensions: 8.25″ x 11″ x 1.3″ (21 x 28 x 3.3cm)

Weight: 2.7 lbs (1.25kg)