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Dcode® SB-4




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Compact Master Clock Time Code Reader/Generator
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The GR-2 is a precision time code generator/reader designed for production sound recording.

Low power consumption with back lighting assures users of long battery life in a small reliable package.

DISPLAY The display is a two-line, 12 digit low power LCD module that shows timecode/user bits, mode and rate. The user can turn the backlight on or off.

GEN Generate timecode at 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 drop and non-drop.

CLOCK Internal clock time (24 Hr), date (Day\Month, Month\Day). The internal clock is used to set the timecode clock at turn on.

READ Reads SMPTE/EBU timecode at normal operating speeds. Displays timecode, user bits, and frame rate.

JAM Jam syncs to external code and can cross jam different code rates. In JC mode, any break in code will jam to a new value.

GU Inserts externally read timecode in to the user bits of the current internal time code. This is useful for music playback with live action recording.

DELTA Displays a comparison of the internal timecode to external timecode.

HOLD Ability to hold the timecode display. The timecode clock and output do not stop while in hold mode.

  • TC Input: 15dB @ 4.7K input impedance (LEMO)
  • Internal Battery: CR1220 life approx 1 year
  • TC Outputs: 2V into 1K-load impedance (LEMO & BNC)
  • TCXO Crystal: Crystal: +/- 1PPM @ -30 to +75 C
  • Battery Power: 2 “AA” batteries (48+ hours)
  • Size & Weight: 3.25” X 3” X 1.75”, 0.50 lbs (with batteries)
  • External Power: 6-18V DC (40mA backlight on)