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Denecke TS-3EL Timecode Slate with Color Clapper Sticks

Abel Code: DKE-TS-3EL
Mfr. Code: TS-3EL
Estimated to Ship – 1-3 days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Reads and displays SMPTE/EBU Timecode with a backlight feature. Includes an internally mounted SB-2 Syncbox Timecode Generator, offers (16) scrollback claps stored, runs on AA batteries, and ensures low drift.
Key Highlights
  • Backlit dry-erase portion
  • Sized to fit in your frontbox
  • Jam from external code


The Denecke Timecode Slate (Dcode TS-3EL) is a lightweight clapper-style timecode generator which is small enough to fit in a frontbox. It reads and displays SMPTE/EBU timecode.

The internally mounted Syncbox Time Code Generator jams to all standard frame rates, including 23.976 fps. User bits will jam automatically when the time is set.

The high stability Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) ensures low drift and is standard on the TS-3 slates.

Backlit Scene/Take/Production Details

This particular slate (the TS-3EL) features an optional EL or electronic backlit display. This is, of course, useful during dimly lit shots, at night, or in other low light or unique colored light situations. The backlit display appears behind the dry-erase portion of the clapper with space to write Scene, Take, Production, Roll, FPS, and Camera details.


The EL backlit display will turn off if external power provided is 12.5 V or higher.

A sliding access door hides controls and permits quick-load of your batteries.This slate accepts (6) standard AA batteries (sold separately).

A battery voltage, low or dead battery warning readout is provided. In addition, you can set a Time Out mode for open sticks to conserve the battery life.

NOTE: Please remember to remove batteries when using external power.

Slate Modes

EL Backlight – enable or disenable in low bright situations

Feed Alert – reminds you when to jam

Flash Frame – changes the intensity to ensure exposure

Hold Clap Frame – displays the last timecode after the user bits

Jam Lock – inhibits running timecode without jamming

Low Brightness – adjusts to low display intensity

Scrollback – view previous clap details when you push button while sticks are closed. Limited to last (16) claps.

Time Out – display will time out when sticks are left open’

NOTE: Scrollback memory is cleared at power off.

Helpful Extras

The rear of the TS-3EL slate features a flat back with a removable plate for storing your camera log sheets.

To prevent accidental changes, the mode switches are concealed behind the sliding battery door on the side of the plate.

Choose black & white or color clapper sticks.

This Denecke Timecode Slate also features:

  • Sync error warning of different frame rates
  • Auto set to incoming frame rates
  • Blinking LED jam indicator
  • Mode selection in non-volatile memory so it requires no backup power
  • Scroll back of the last (16) timecode claps for logging


Key Highlights

  • Backlit dry-erase portion
  • Sized to fit in your frontbox
  • Jam from external code
  • Sync error warning
  • Scrollback (16) claps for logging


Input Connector/Port:
1/4" Phone Jack - Power Input -15 db at 4.7k


Timecode Options:


12 in
2 in
9.8 in
3.5 lb
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