The TE2 is the Sync E - Standard Set Smart, Bluetooth Timecode Generator. The natural successor to the original TS2
T'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 our 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 - and that's just how we like it. 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. We've 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.
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 our 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) wich 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 LightweightEasy Setup and Monitoring via Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy)Generates and accept any SMPTE Timecode RatesTwo Tentacle Sync Studio Software Licenses IncludedIncluded Tentacle Clamp locks a Right-Angle Mini Jack ConnectorImproved Built-In Reference MicrophoneDesigned 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
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
2x Tentacle Sync E - Timecode Generators
2x Mini-Jack-Cables (90° angled) for syncing or connecting to cameras with TRS input like 5D, BMPCC, GH4 ...
2x USB-C Cables for Charging and Setup (Win/Mac)
2x Tentacle Clamps for Locking your Right-Angle Cables to the Tentacle SYNC E
10x Velcro Loop Pads for Mounting the Tentacle to any Device
4x Coloured Rubber Bands
1x Quickstart Guide
GTIN (UPC/EAN) : 4260452430046
Manufacturer Part Number : TE-2
July 3, 2020
Tentacle Sync timecode units arrived well packaged and in a timely fashion. Units are small, light and work perfectly with the free bluetooth iOs App.