For about 20 years, the Ambient Lockit is the market leading portable, timecode and sync generator worldwide. Like all Lockit devices, the ACL204 is based around a highly accurate, tunable, temperature compensated crystal for reliable synchronization of multiple devices without cables or fragile wireless transmission. The new ACN network generation adds even more accuracy and comfort to the system, while maintaining the renowned reliability. Surpassing the already comprehensive facilities of its predecessor, the ACL204 not only covers all timecode rates and sync formats, it also allows the user to apply an offset to the TC output to compensate for the processing delay created in most digital cameras. 3D camera rigs can be made lighter and neater by utilizing the 2nd TC output while the sync output can be switched to drive a dual load.
The integrated transceiver and the 2nd Lemo socket can be used to interface with an ACN system. It also allows the ACL 204 to work as a fully functional, generator buffered wireless timecode transceiver. With firmware version 3.1 or higher the new c-jam mode does not stop after the first jam. It will resend smaller timestamps every 4 seconds.
All receiving units now compare their internal generated timecode with the highly accurate timestamp and pull up or down the generator speed until they are perfectly matched. This way a drift between all ACN devices on set can be avoided completely. When used in a network with a Master Lockit, all ACL204 units and other ACN Lockits can be displayed, named and remote controlled via the Master Lockit web interface.