Introducing The Ambient Lockit+

Introducing:

For over 30 years, Ambient Timecode has been synonymous with precision and reliability. Like the Lockit, the Lockit+ provides all timecode and Sync formats and full ACN compatibility.

We called it Lockit+ because of its modular design and the many added values.

The Lockit+ combines the state of the art, high-accuracy Ambient Lockit Timecode and Sync technology with advanced metadata management options to improve your workflow between set and editing.

It’s the successor of both the MasterLockit and MasterLockitPlus. A lot of user input has gone into further development to make the Lockit+ the true flagship of the Lockit family

The Power of Plus

It’s a highly accurate Timecode and Sync Generator

+ Modular Hardware designed to be elegantly operated both from the sound cart and sound bag

The Lockit+ is designed to serve different situations on set or in the studio. With the Standard Extension it can be elegantly operated both from the sound cart and sound bag. In future there will be different extensions available. 

+ WiFi Access for advanced control and monitoring

The built-in server spans a local WiFi, giving users browser-based access to all the Lockit+ features via mobile device or computer. The web interface gives access to advanced generator settings and monitoring of all Lockit devices within the ACN.



+ Frequency Scanning

Plug the separately available antenna into a USB port of the Lockit+ to perform a full frequency scan. In the web interface you get concrete suggestions for available frequencies for your transmitters and receivers.

+ Metadata Hub between cameras and our LockitScript App

The Lockit+ can extract technical metadata from compatible cameras to broadcast it via WiFi to the Ambient LockitScript App for script supervisors.

+ Frame-accurate lens metadata processing for Cooke /i protocol

The Lockit+ stores key Cooke /i lens metadata frame-accurately in an open file format – at the same time it makes the data accessible live via WiFi or Ethernet.

+ Remote Control for Sound Devices 6 and 7 series recorders

+ More Connectors

While the front of the Lockit+ offers the same two outputs you know from the Lockit (Blue TC & ACN Connector / Yellow TC & Sync Connector) – the Standard Extension provides additional connections for different setups. In total the Lockit+ with Standard Extension has:

  • 2x Blue TC & ACN Connector
  • 1x Yellow TC & Sync Connector
  • USB-A connector (Frequency Scanning Antenna)
  • USB-C connector (Camera Metadata / Powering)
  • USB-C connector for Midi TC
  • Hirose (Powering)

+ Flexible Powering

The Lockit+ can be powered by 6 to 24 Volts DC via a Hirose 4-pin connector or via the USB-C socket. 

It is also possible to run the Lockit+ only with the two included BX1 batteries. In basic operation the batteries will last for up to 4 hours.

Contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or jose@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

Sound Devices introduces the A20-Nexus – A revolutionary half-rack 8-channel SpectraBand (470-1525Mhz) Receiver expandable to 12 or 16 channels!

The A20-Nexus is a revolutionary half-rack 8 channel true-diversity full-digital SpectraBand receiver with a real time spectrum analyzer. It is also expandable to 12 or 16 channels and can be used either as a standalone or via docking with 8-Series. SpectraBand technology delivers a tuning range of 470 – 1525 MHz in a single unit – an industry first!

It features NexLink, our proprietary very-long-distance data link for full remote control of A20-Mini transmitters, including frequency changing and wireless timecode jamming, which can work alongside the A20-Remote Bluetooth app. 

For standalone use, Nexus Web App remote control allows IP control using the A20-Nexus built-in web server – no need for any apps, just log in via an IP address, from any browser. 

The A20-Nexus also offers multiple powering solutions, a variety of outputs; analogue, AES digital, Dante and fiber optic, GainForward, excellent immunity from RF interference with brick-wall SAW filtering, Long Range modulation, smart antenna control, and much more. 

There are a range of accessories for the A20-Nexus: 

  • A20-Monarch – A small footprint, passive omnidirectional antenna which covers full SpectraBand (470-1525MHz), ships with mounts and cabling 
  • A20-QuickDock – For quickly attaching and removing the Nexus to and from any 8-Series recorder 
  • A20-Shelf – To securely rack-mount 1 or 2 A20-Nexus, or PowerStation-8M units, in a 1U shelf space, whilst having full access to the front panels 
  • 2.4GHz Antenna Bracket Assembly Kit – For front mounting the NexLink 2.4GHz antennas 
  • A20-2.4G Ant – 2.4GHz NexLink SMA antenna. Not compatible with 8-Series SD-Remote antenna

What’s in the box? 

  • 1 x A20-Nexus 
  • 2 x A20-Monarch 
  • 2 x Articulating arm with clamp and ¼-20 thread mount 
  • 2 x 30in/75cm BNC – BNC cable 
  • 2 x A20-2.4G Ant

For more info read here >>>

Contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or at jose@stratosphere.co.za for more info or to place your order.

Introducing The Lav Concealer for Shure TL45-47 – Bubblebee Industries

Engineered to perfectly match the contours of the Shure TWIN:PLEX TL45, TL46, and TL47, concealing your Shure TWIN:PLEX lav mic has never been easier (or quieter!)

As with the whole Lav Concealer range, the soft, pliable Lav Concealer for Shure TL45-47 is made of 100% biodegradable, natural rubber. Available in black, white, and a 6-pack, we don’t use any artificial colourants that may harm the environment. 🌳

To find out more, watch the full video below…

Introducing the NEW Viviana Straps Extreme Calf Model!



Viviana Straps Extreme Calf features a unique double Velcro so you can decide whether to tighten on the bottom or top of the talent’s legs. 

Viviana straps have the most advanced fabric technology available on the market that protects the expensive TX from sweat without undermining comfort and breathability. A unique hypoallergenic grip spread all over the fabric that keeps the strap always in place and also a new design to guarantee the best comfort and performance for your talent.

COLORS:

Available in black, beige, white & brown

Contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or at jose@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

Sound Devices A20 Receiver with spectraband

The A20-RX two channel true diversity receiver features industry-exclusive SpectraBand technology, which delivers a tuning range of 470 – 1525 MHz in a single unit.

Superior low-loss, brick-wall SAW filters deliver excellent performance in noisy RF environments, while the AutoAssign feature makes frequency selection and setting quick and easy.

KEY FEATURES:

  • SpectraBand Technology: 470 MHz – 1525 MHz – Advanced Digital True Diversity topology uses two complete RF receivers for each of the two channels, with four RF receivers in total.
  • SuperSlot compatible with the SL-2 and 8-Series mixer-recorders.
  • State-of-the-art 100% digital long-range modulation
  • GainForward Architecture compatible with the A20-Mini.
  • Full 10 Hz – 20 kHz audio bandwidth; 100% digital RF modulation and transmission.
  • Excellent immunity from nearby IFB or camera hop transmitters
  • Maximum connectivity: SuperSlot, XLR, and TA3 (coming soon) backplates, A-RXMON headphone amp, and A-15PIN two-channel AES Sony camera slot adapter
  • Analog line-level or AES digital audio output.

With SpectraBand technology, you won’t need to purchase another receiver dedicated to a specific country or frequency band.

Read more here >>>

Contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or at jose.stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

 

 

Introducing the NEW Viviana Bag!

The new Viviana Bag provides a great way to organize and protect your lavaliers or accessories and easily fits into your backpack or case.

Key Features:

  • Foldable Design, Easy to Carry: Easy to fold, convenient and easy to slide into your backpack or case
  • Solid Protection: Made of premium nylon outside and well sewn. The soft inner lining and padding can protect your lavaliers and accessories from bumps and scratches
  • Easy to Access: The transparent pouches allow you to easily see what’s in each pouch and you can also label your pouches

Sizes:

  • Small – 3 pockets OR
  • Large – 8 pockets with external pouch for additional accessories

Colours:

Green or purple

Place your order:

Order through our website products here or contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or jose@stratosphere.co.za

Introducing the Bubblebee Industries Lav Concealer for Sony ECM-V1

The Lav Concealer for Sony ECM-V1 lavalier microphone is specifically designed to match the contours of the lav mic that comes as standard with the Sony UWP-D Wireless Kits. Available in BlackWhite, and 6-pack variations, The Lav Concealer is made of natural, biodegradable rubber. This acts as a shock mount, protecting the mic capsule from vibration and absorbing friction noise to give you clearer sound recordings.

The Sony ECM-V1 is the microphone that comes as standard with the Sony UWP-D range of wireless mic kits (UWP-D21, UWP-D26, and UWP-D27), which deliver the sound quality of digital audio processing combined with the reliability of analogue FM modulation. Video producers need to match beautiful pictures with sparkling sound. The Sony UWP-D wireless kits lets you capture pristine audio with ease, providing an impressive natural sound quality which The Lav Concealer helps to maintain with the following features:

CREATES SPACE:
Keeps material away from the Sony ECM-V1 microphone capsule in tight spaces under or in clothing, protecting the mic from friction noise and vibrations; making your recordings sound cleaner.

SHOCK ABSORBING:
The moulded rubber concealer is made for excellent vibration and friction absorption, while the metal clothing clip and fabric guard prevent the transmission of vibration through the concealer to the microphone capsule.

COLOUR OPTIONS:
Available in Matte Black or Matte White finish. The matte finish is non-reflective for discrete hiding.

WIRE FABRIC GUARDS:
The removable wire fabric guard keeps fabric from touching the microphone capsule. The combination of wire and rubber materials acts as excellent friction absorption, cutting transmission of friction to the mic capsule.

CLIP, TAPE OR SEWING MOUNTING OPTIONS:
Provides many options for mounting Sony ECM-V1 lavalier mics on talent easily, effectively and quickly, many times under high pressure on sets.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND:
The Lav Concealer is made from 100% natural rubber, which is biodegradable and kind to the environment. The black and white versions don’t use any harmful chemical compounds to achieve the colouring.

 

Lectrosonics announces the NEW DSR, DSR5P & DSR4 Digital Slot Receivers

The DSR and DSR5P (2 channel) and DSR4 (4 channel) slot receivers represent the state of the art in portable wireless receiver technology. With design elements incorporated from the DCR822, these new receivers have an extremely high IP3 figure of +15 dBm making them operate well even in hostile RF environments. Also, they are directly compatible with digital transmitter in D2, HDM, Duet and DCHX modes, and are backward compatible with all Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid transmitters made in the last two decades.

The DSR and DSR5P are the logical successor to the SR line which has set the standard for portability and features since 2007. There is a huge array of accessories, docks, powering, audio output, and mounting hardware available for the SR line, and the DSR is compatible with all of them. These 2-channel receivers have full-time Vector Diversity.

The DSR4 is the answer to the request for a 4-channel, digital slot receiver, and is the only one available currently on the market. With a longer case and 4 audio channels, the DSR4 needs new mounting, audio, powering and dock accessories. However, it is compatible with the SuperSlot specification. Finally, with an on-board 5P connector, there is no need for a separate “5P” version. The DSR4 offers two diversity reception choices: antenna phase switched diversity (4 channel operation), or Vector Diversity (2 channel operation).

Key Features:

  • DSR4 is the only digital slot receiver with 4 independent channels
  • All channels in these receivers can tune anywhere in their bandwidth independently
  • Backward compatibility with Digital Hybrid Wireless® transmitters
  • D2, HDM, Duet, and DCHX digital transmitter compatibility
  • DSR & DSR5P compatible with all previous SR Series accessories and 3rd party docks, etc.
  • Wideband tuning in the A1B1, B1C1, and 961 versions.
  • High IP3 of +15 dBm for the DSR4 and +11 dBm for the DSR/DSR5P – these are capable of holding up in hostile RF environments
  • DSR – Vector Diversity full time
  • DSR4 – choice between antenna phase switching (4-channel operation) and Vector Diversity (2-channel operation) for operational flexibility
  • Wireless Designer compatible via USB
  • Built-in RF spectrum analyzer for quick local RF scans
  • SmartNR noise reduction for Digital and Hybrid compat modes
  • DSR4 – color display, built-in 5P connector on front panel
  • DSR & DSR5P – high resolution B&W display
  • IR Sync for quick setup, sharing tuning groups, managing encryption keys
  • 4 encryption key policies: universal, shared, standard, and volatile

Contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or at jose@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.

NEW – Viviana Belt Puffy Pouch

Viviana Belt Puffy Pouches are low-profile and super soft pouches that feature a custom made foam layer that provides more protection to your TX and makes it super comfortable for talent to wear.

Viviana Belt puffy pouch allow you to rig a transmitter vertically or horizontally to standard belts or bras. They can also be sewn or pinned into costumes.

Available in three colours: Black, Brown & Beige

Pouch sizes:

Mini: SD A20mini – Lectrosonics SSM – Zaxcom ZMT3 – Tentacle TrackE

Small: Lectrosonics SSB, SSM, SMWB, PDR; SD A20mini; Zaxcom ZMT3; Tentacle TackeE; Micron TX700B

Medium: Wisycom MTP40-41-60; Lectrosonics SMQV, LT; Shure ADX1M; Zaxcom TRX & ZFR200&300

Large: Audio A10, 2040; Shure Axient AD1; Lectrosonics Lmb, UM500a, DCHIT; Sony UWP-D11; Sennheiser G3, G4, 2000s

Contact Jose on +27 (0)87 551 1034 or at jose@stratosphere.co.za to place your order.