Steinberg Timelock Pro
The Timelock Pro interface reads VITC and LTC time code and generates MTC midi time code together with a phase-locked, low jitter word clock reference. While MTC midi time code is used to trigger the start of audio playback/ record, the word clock locks the digital audio with continuous sync. The word clock output can be set either to word clock (FSx1) or digidesign super clock (FS x 256). The typical lockup time is less than 0.4 seconds. The word clock generator can be resolved to free-running LTC or a video sync signal and supports 44.1 and 48 kHz sample rates including 0.1% and 4% pull up/ pull down rates. The interface supports five input signal combinations: only LTC, VITC, LTC-VITC auto-switching, LTC + Video Sync and Video Sync only. The LTC-reader detects all time code formats. Reverse time code and time code loops are translated into MTC full messages / MMC locate commands, so that MTC slaves cue up during jog/shuttle. Instant cue software stops and restarts the time code slaved systems when the master time code is looping or jumping. The recursive error correction interpolates dropouts and assembly errors into perfect linear time code. The interface has a robust aluminium housing, a large 7-segment LED display and a built-in power supply. * Suitable for all other audio & MIDI workstations where the time-base for the MIDI timing can be referenced to the clock of the audio card, while the audio card itself is referenced to external word clock.