PROFESSIONAL TIME CODE SYNCING FOR ANYONE'S BUDGET.
For far too long, timecode has been perceived as an expensive feature meant only for professionals. Now Tentacle Sync makes timecode technology accessible and affordable for everybody!
But Tentacle Sync is not just another timecode generator – it is a complete, professional workflow solution that suits everyone who works with film and wants to save time and money.
Starting at 249 €
IT'S TIME TO SYNC DIFFERENT!
AUDIO / VIDEO PROFESSIONALS
Accurate, small, lightweight and easy to use: You won’t want to work without Tentacles again.
Provide a perfect workflow solution for everyone on your production team and save time and money.
EDITORS / DITs
The Tentacle Sync software makes syncing, viewing and exporting files with timecode a breeze.
AUDIO / VIDEO
With batteries lasting for up to 40 hours, an inaccuracy of less than 1 frame in 24 hours and a super-convenient UI, Tentacles are true “set and forget” devices.
The small, lightweight and unobtrusive Tentacles work with virtually all cameras and recorders on the market and bring timecode technology to any set.
As a producer, your job is to provide your crew with a streamlined production environment. So why not try a simple, cost-efficient workflow solution?
Tentacle Sync makes teamwork more fluid than ever while minimizing the risk of delays in post-production – saving you time and money. A perfect solution for all budgets.
EDITORS / DITs
The Tentacle Sync software prepares your material for editing within a glimpse. Just throw your clips in and that’s it!
Tentacle Sync allows you to read and analyze all kind of timecodes, including audio timecode, and enables you to sync, view and export dailies immediately – faster and more reliable than other software solutions.
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!
design by Frederick Brückner / PRDC-DSGN
- 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
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
Tentacle Setup V1.20 for Mac
(min. OS X 10.6, incl. Firmware 3.70)
Tentacle Setup V1.20 for Windows
(min. Win 7, incl. Firmware 3.70)
- Tentacle Setup for iOS
(min. iOS 8)
- Tentacle Setup for Android
(req. Android V5.0 Lollipop / OTG capable device)
- Tentacle Sync Studio V1.06 (min. Mac OS X 10.9)
Batch timecode synchronisation software for OS X. Sync, check and export your footage within seconds for your favorite editing.
- Tentacle Timecode Tool V1.06 (min. Windows 7)
Handy tool for windows users that reads audio timecode and prepares your footage for editing.
- Tentacle Sync Studio V1.10beta Build 2827
(min. Mac OS X 10.9)
First version that features Final Cut Pro X import and export. Check the readme for more details.
- Tentacle Hardware Manual English
- Tentacle Hardware Manual Deutsch
- Tentacle Hardware Quickstart Guide English
- Tentacle Hardware Quickstart Guide Deutsch
Pinouts and Wiring Diagrams
Please note: Tentacle recommends to use Neutrik NTP3RC connectors!
US AND OUR MISSION
We are both cameramen who have been working in the film sector for many years. We filmed with all kind of cameras and also edited some of our projects. Our experience was that syncing can be a real pain – especially when using DSLR cameras or other semi-professional equipment. We thought there must be an affordable professional technical solution for this problem. But so far there was none. So we decided to change this.
When we realized that this worked flawlessly, we thought that Tentacle could actually be a really helpful tool for others too. Over the last two years we and a lot of our friends and colleagues tested the Tentacles and the software in all kinds of settings: From student film to international high-end commercials, from rough documentary settings to TV multicam studio productions.
Whenever we thought of a way to improve it, we got on it and found a solution. And now, Tentacle Sync is ready for market. We hope you love it!
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