Highly accurate time code and word clock generator (sync box)
The SBOX-1N is an extremely accurate, very compact and affordable time code and word clock generator. Its main advantages, not-to-mention being the industry leader in time code sync precision,
are its surprisingly easy to use "plug and play" feature, along with its 1" large OLED display and well-designed power consumption optimization. With SBOX-1N you will never be out of sync again.
High quality BNC connectors for WC/TC in and TC out
Original LEMO connector for TC in/out, powering and calibration
Intuitive settings of functions
High quality CNC milled aluminium case
Bright blue 1" OLED display
All Time Code and Word Clock Formats
The SBOX-1N can receive, precisely jam or start to generate new time codes of all existing SMPTE time code formats.
Also, all commonly used word clock formats are supported, including their pull-up and pull-down options.
Extremely Easy To Use
To use, simply connect the cable with the active time code and leave the rest to SBOX-1N!
The automatic turn on and jamming function provides the most user-friendly and reliable time code syncing as the SBOX-1N will automatically distinguish correct time code format, calibrate internal TCXO to obtain the same time base as your source, and start generating jammed time code.
You will find the time code synched to the source within less than 0.5 frame drifts even after two days of continuous use.
Ultra Highly Accurate TCXO
Embedded high precision temperature compansated crystal oscillator TCXO with frequency accuracy off 0.2 ppm is the fundamental piece of hardware for stable and accurate time code and word clock generator.
The superior quality of TCXO is best suited for changing environmental conditions where temperatures vary a lot during the day. Even in extreme weather conditions, the SBOX-1N will keep time codes in sync.
Thanks to our sophisticated software methods, the ultra-highly accurate TCXO can be further calibrated to achieve much better than 0.2 ppm accuracy. These methods can be applied both during jamming, when TCXO is calibrated to obtain exactly the same time base as the source of time code, or during calibration, from BETSO GPS-1 devices which offer calibrating based on GPS atomic clocks.
This accuracy is almost impossible to beat. And, as you know, accuracy is what TC syncing is all about!
Top Build Quality
Thanks to precise CNC milling manufacturing technology, anodized aluminium alloy materials, original hi-quality connectors and other components, the SBOX-1N is very durable but still versatile.
Small, Lightweight, and Easy to Mount and Protect
With its weight and dimensions, the SBOX-1N is one of the smallest and most lightweight TC & WC generators on the market. It can be easily mounted on most camcorders or photo cameras available. Mounting on your rig is even easier when using our protective Nylon Pouch or Hot Shoe Holder.
The SBOX-1N is powered by two AA batteries, which are able to power the device for up to 60 hours of continuous time code generation. This outstanding performance is achieved by a lowering of the display brightness and by switching the display to complete Standby Mode when activity is indicated by two LED diodes.
hours of battery
|Display||1“ blue OLED with adjustable brightness|
|Dimensions (h x w x d)||75 x 62 x 20 mm (2.95" x 2.44" x 0.78")|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||approx. 178g (6.3 oz)|
|Mechanical construction||CNC milled, anodized aluminium alloy|
|Powering||2x AA battery (alkaline or lithium) / 2x accu (NiMH, NiCd)|
|External powering 0.9 - 3 V DC|
|Current consumption||40 - 80 mA *|
|Battery life||Up to 50 (80) hours **|
|SMPTE TC formats||23,976 fps - 30 fps including DF and NDF (also 0.5 and 2 multiples: 11.98 fps - 60 fps supported)|
|Output TC amplitude||Adjustable from -18dBu to +6dBu|
|Input TC sensitivity||0.2 - 10 V (p-p)|
|TCXO crystal||Temperature compensated oscillator (+/- 0.2 ppm)|
|Accuracy error||Less than 0.5 frames / 24 hours|
|Wordclock||32 - 192 kHz including PAL/SECAM and NTSC pull-up and pull-down options|
* depends on the operating mode
** with the lowest display brightness, WC off, alkaline batteries (Lithium cells)
|GPS calibration||Factory GPS based calibration of TCXO with better than 0,1ppm accuracy result|
|Jamming calibration||Jamming calibration feature to copy master's TCXO precision|
|Cross jamming||Cross jamming alowes timecode sync between two diferent framerates|
|Auto ON||Automatic power ON function after active time code detection|
|Display orientation||Allows to set 180° display rotation for upside down SBOX-1N mounting position|
|TC offset||Time code offset adjustment from -10 to 10 frames|
|UB settings||Variable user bits settings including preset value, jammed user bits and live external timecode insertion|
|GPS time TC||Starts to generate exact UTC time code synchronized all over the world|
|User manual EN||07.01.2015||245.14 KB||Downloads|