The Tentacle SYNC E Standard Set is a complete hardware/software solution to get started with timecode syncing. It includes two super-small and user-friendly timecode generators and two free licenses of the Tentacle Sync Studio Software for macOS. So Tentacle Sync E will help you to accelerate your syncing workflow form shooting to post-production.
Now it comes with Bluetooth Low Energy, which makes the setup even easier and allows you to monitor all boxes on your mobile device. The Tentacle Setup App can tell you with frame accuracy how well your boxes are syncing. It will allow you to connect Tentacles to nearly any kind of camera or audio recorder. From a DSLR to an ARRI Alexa, Tentacle will do the job. The 3.5mm mini jack is without a doubt the most common and versatile connector in the world. And with the new clamp it’s now become lockable, meaning you don’t need to buy any non-standard, unusual cables or connectors.
It’s Time For The Next Generation
The Sync E is small, light and extremely powerful. It takes all the good things from the original Tentacle and adds a range of funky new features, putting a world of possibilities into your hands. In a beautifully-designed new body.
It's still a Tentacle. If you know how to use the first generation Tentacle, you already know how to use the new one. For us, the Sync E is the natural successor to the original Octopode and the next logical step in its development.
Bluetooth – Yes, It Works!
Some of you might be thinking: why Bluetooth? The answer is simple. Most of the customers love connecting to their phones and Bluetooth is the most common and widely-used wireless technology used by almost all of them. You already have cable independence in the palm of your hands.
Battery. Each Sync E comes with Bluetooth low energy built-in. You can monitor and setup with ease and battery life is up to 35 hours. A bit like a fitness armband.
Connectivity. Forget the old phone/car radio connectivity problems. Simply hold your phone close to your Tentacle Sync E to link it with your app.
This Infographic shows that three Tentacle are connected to a Smartphone - Smart Timecode Generator with Bluetooth Connectivity - Syncing Simplicity
Monitoring. Tentacles don’t have a built-in display. The best user-interface is your phone. Now you can use it to monitor and setup your Tentacle Sync Es with a frame-accurate timecode display, without the need for any additional equipment.
Accuracy. Tentacle Sync been tweaking Tentacle algorithms to such an extent that your Tentacle setup app can tell you with frame accuracy how well your Octopodes are syncing.
Future. Every Tentacle acts as a master and broadcasts timecode independently via Bluetooth. This means in theory every mobile device can make use of this timecode, opening up a whole world of seamless connectivity without needing any new technology – straight out of the box.
This Infographic shows the Screen of the Tentacle Setup App - Smart Timecode Generator with Bluetooth Connectivity - Syncing Simplicity
Built-In Microphone – More Than Scratching The Surface
Connecting timecode equipment to the mic input of a DSLR-type camera cuts off the internal audio. Tentacle Sync E is the only solution on the market which comes with a high-quality built-in ‘scratch’ mic. This lets you record both timecode and ambient sound simultaneously with one device.
This Infographic shows that Timecode and Audio from the built-in Microphone is recorded on the camera- Smart Timecode Generator with Bluetooth Connectivity - Syncing Simplicity
You Good-Locking Clamp You
What locks a connector when the connector locks but isn’t a locking connector? A clamp. The 3.5mm mini jack is without a doubt the most common and versatile connector in the world. And with the new clamp it’s now become lockable, meaning you don’t need to buy any non-standard, unusual cables or connectors. It’s designed around you, not us.
Full Software Included
Every Tentacle unit comes with a fully full featured version of Tentacle Sync Studio (macOS) which enables you to sync your material with just a click. It works with nearly any kind of timecode, even if you have used a competitor's timecode technology.
- Super Small and Lightweight
- Easy Setup and Monitoring via Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy)
- Generates and accept any SMPTE Timecode Rates
- Two Tentacle Sync Studio Software Licenses Included
- Included Tentacle Clamp locks a Right-Angle Mini Jack Connector
- Improved Built-In Reference Microphone
- Designed and Made With Love in Cologne, Germany
|LTC Timecode||According to SMPTE-12M Standard|
|Drift||High Precision TCXO Accuracy Less than 1 Frame Drift in 24 Hours (-30°C to +85°C)|
|Frame rates||23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 29.97DF, 30|
|Timecode I/O||Mini Jack Socket|
|Audio||Built-In Reference Mic|
|Power||Built-In Lithium Polymer Battery, up to 35 hrs Operating Time, Fast Charging via USB-C (max. 1.5 hrs)|
|Mounting||Integrated Hook Surface on the Back for Easy Mounting|
|Weight||30 g / 1 oz|
|Dimensions||38 x 50 x 15 mm / 1.49 x 1.97 x 0.59 inches|