Revolutionize Your Workflow with the Betso WTCS-1 Wireless Timcode Slate

Revolutionize Your Workflow with the Betso WTCS-1

The Betso WTCS-1 wireless time code slate is a game-changing tool for film and video production professionals. Its slim, lightweight, and durable design ensures reliable and easy operation in any environment. The Betso WTCS-1 boasts a Wi-Fi enabled super bright graphical LED display and is compatible with iOS MovieSlate 8 application, allowing for seamless metadata display and a plethora of other features to simplify your workflow. In this article, we’ll explore the impressive capabilities of the Betso WTCS-1 and how it can elevate your production process.

Long-Lasting Power and Backup Battery

The Betso WTCS-1 is powered by six AA batteries, which can provide up to 100 hours of continuous time code generation. This remarkable performance is achieved through meticulous power management circuitry and the utilization of an efficient LED display. In the event of battery discharge, the WTCS-1 features a built-in backup battery that maintains time code generation for an additional three hours, giving you ample time for a safe battery replacement without losing sync.

Seamless MovieSlate 8 Integration

By syncing with the MovieSlate 8 application through its built-in Wi-Fi network, the Betso WTCS-1 allows for the direct transfer of timecode, user bits, slate data, and user-selectable credits information. You can customize the display settings, choosing how long each piece of data is shown and specifying which events trigger credit display. With over 60 available credit information types, the WTCS-1 ensures comprehensive and efficient data management.

Robust and Lightweight Construction

Designed for daily use in the field, the Betso WTCS-1 is crafted from a stiff anodized aluminum alloy using CNC milling and laser cutting technologies. This results in a lightweight, durable, and compact device. High-quality details include wooden arms, a sealed battery door, and optional protective labels for writing sheets.

Highly Accurate Timecode Generation

The Betso WTCS-1 features an embedded high-precision temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) with a frequency accuracy of 0.2 ppm, ensuring stable and accurate timecode generation even in fluctuating environmental conditions.

Adjustable Writing Sheet Backlight

The WTCS-1’s adjustable writing sheet backlight offers three brightness settings for optimal readability. Additionally, the device comes with an applied writing sheet protector, ensuring durability and easy replacement if necessary.

Anti-glare, Super-bright LED Display

The Betso WTCS-1 is equipped with a 1-inch, anti-glare, super-bright graphical LED display, ensuring clear timecode readouts regardless of ambient light conditions. The display brightness can be manually adjusted or set to automatically adapt based on an integrated sensor.

Universal Timecode Compatibility

The Betso WTCS-1 supports all existing SMPTE time code formats, allowing for seamless integration with any production workflow.

Wireless RF Transmission Technology

The Betso WTCS-1 introduces an innovative wireless transmission concept for time code and status information, facilitating effortless on-set workflow management. Each device connected to the network is continuously jammed from the transmitter, allowing users to monitor the status of all other devices in the network. The WTCS-1 boasts an operating range of up to 500 meters in line-of-sight conditions, and its RF protocol uses frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology, ensuring reliable functionality even in high RF noise environments.


The Betso WTCS-1 wireless time code slate is an indispensable tool for film and video production professionals, offering unparalleled versatility, durability, and convenience. With its long-lasting power, seamless MovieSlate 8 integration, robust construction, accurate timecode generation, adjustable writing sheet backlight, anti-glare LED display, universal timecode compatibility, and cutting-edge wireless transmission technology, the WTCS-1 is poised to revolutionize your production workflow. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to elevate your production process with the Betso WTCS-1 wireless time code slate.

Technical specifications

Display: Graphical 1“ high, white LED display with adjustable brightness

Dimensions (h x w x d): 230 x 185 x 24 mm (9.0″ x 7.3″ x 0.9″)

Weight (w/o batteries): approx. 760g (1.68 lb)

Mechanical construction

CNC milled, anodized aluminium alloy and stiff wood


6x AA battery (alkaline or lithium) / 6x accu (NiMH, NiCd)

External powering 6 – 15 V DC

Current consumption: approx. 30 – 1000 mA *
approx. 4 mA in stand-by mode (arms of the slate closed)

Battery life
Up to 100 hours **

SMPTE TC formats
23,976 fps – 30 fps including DF and NDF (also 2x multiples: 23.976 fps – 60 fps supported)

Input TC sensitivity
0.2 – 10 V (p-p)

Frequency range
902 – 928 MHz (USA/Canada)
863 – 870 MHz (Europe)
922.4 – 928.0 MHz (Japan)

Number of channels

RF output power
10mW (10dBm)

Operating range
up to 500m **** (Depending on Brightness of LED Display)

Advanced features

RF transmission

RF transmission of time code and device status information

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 allowes timecode sync between two different framerates

Auto ON
Automatic power ON function after active time code detection

Smart arm LED
Can flash during each zero frame of each second and also in the frame of clapping

Backlight of writing area of the slate

Display orientation
Allows to set 180° display rotation for upside down WTCS-1 LED display readout including automatic display rotation

Ambient light sensor
Display brightness can be adjusted automatically according to actual ambient light conditions

TC offset
Time code offset adjustment from -10.0 to 10.0 frames with 0.1 frame step

UB settings
Variable user bits settings including preset value, jammed user bits, live external timecode insertion or real time date and time insertion

Real Time Clock
Real time clock option for user bits settings including combinations of year, month, day, hour, minute and second

GPS time TC
Starts to generate exact UTC time code synchronized all over the world

USB ready
USB connector available for future firmware upgrades

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