The Tentacle Sync E Timecode Generator with Bluetooth is a budget-friendly timecode generator designed for use with cameras ranging from mirrorless and DSLRs up to Cinema and ENG camcorders. Key features include:
Single Timecode Generator Unit
Bluetooth Control via iOS or Android App
23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps TC Rates
Master Clock & Jam-Sync Modes
Compact & Versatile Timecode Generator. The compact, lightweight Tentacle Sync E Timecode Generator w/Bluetooth offers app based setup and monitoring, enabling you to easily view frame-accurate readings on your iOS or Android mobile devices as well as MacOS devices (additional software required). Extend Bluetooth-broadcast timecode to virtually any mobile device. The Sync E uses a standard 3.5mm cable, ensuring compatibility with a wide array of devices without the need for an adapter. We include a lock clamp to make sure the cable stays put and timecode is uninterrupted.
Master Clock and Jam-Sync Modes. The Tentacle E functions as a master clock or to jam-sync to an external timecode source, and the device is very accurate with less than one frame of drift over a 24 hour period. Compatible with pro equipment, the Tentacle outputs SMPTE-12M-standard LTC timecode and supports all SMPTE TC rates. When using the generator with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the Tentacle E’s integrated, high-quality mic enables you to record both timecode and scratch audio simultaneously.
Up to 35 Hours of Runtime. Each Tentacle E TC generator is powered by a built-in LiPo battery with a runtime lasting up to 35 hours. The battery charges via the unit’s USB Type-C interface.
Easy to Mount. We include a 1/4"-20 female and cold shoe mounting adapter to secure the Tentacle to your camera. Our Tentacle Sync E generators have had their hook-and-loop fasteners removed in lieu of our mounting solution.
Need cables for a RED or ARRI Alexa Mini?
We rent these specialty cables separately. You can find them listed under Tentacle Sync Tentacle to REDLEMO 16-inch Cable and Tentacle Sync Tentacle to Alexa Mini 12-inch Cable.
No. Due to copyright, we can’t include Tentacle Sync Studio with rentals. If it is something you need, it can be purchased here.
We include both a 3.5mm Mini Jack Cable (Right Angle) and 3.5mm to Straight BNC Cable
Built-in reference mic
2″ × 1.5″ × .6″
<1 frame/24 hours
Audio and Accessory
Built-In Battery: Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) Operating Time: Up to 35 hours
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3.5mm mic jack
3.5mm mic jack
LTC timecode, SMPTE-12M standard