Denecke SB-T

Deneke SB-T Time Code Generator and Sync Box

Denecke SB-T: Old School Syncbox

In the world of video production, timing is everything. Ensuring that your footage is properly synced and time-coded can be the difference between a seamless edit and a disjointed mess. That’s where the Deneke SB-T comes in – a powerful time code generator and jammer that supports all standard frame rates, including 23.976 for High Definition Video. With outputs including Time Code and Video Sync in PAL and NTSC, as well as Tri-level for HD shoots, the Deneke SB-T provides the perfect solution for both high-definition and standard-definition productions.

In this article, we’ll explore the advanced features that make the Deneke SB-T an essential tool for video professionals.

High Stability with the TCXO

The Deneke SB-T is equipped with a high-stability Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (TCXO), ensuring low drift and reliable performance. This feature is standard on the TS-3 model and guarantees precise time code generation and synchronization.

Trilevel Sync for 1920×1080 and 1080p Formats

The Deneke SB-T generates Trilevel Sync for all 1920×1080 and 1080p formats, offering seamless compatibility with high-definition productions. This feature allows for accurate synchronization and a consistent frame rate, ensuring high-quality video output.

Cross Jam for Frame Rate Flexibility

One of the standout features of the Deneke SB-T is its ability to cross-jam the sync regardless of the incoming frame rate. This flexibility makes it an invaluable tool for video production, accommodating different frame rates and ensuring seamless integration.

Time Code Generation and Jam Sync

The Deneke SB-T can either generate time code internally as a standalone generator or jam sync time code from an external source. This versatility ensures that the device can adapt to various production needs, providing precise time code management for all types of video projects.

The Denecke SB-T Syncbox Timecode Generator Battery Compartment

Helpful Indicators for Battery Status

The Deneke SB-T features low and dead battery warning indicators, giving users a heads-up when it’s time to change or recharge batteries. This helps ensure that the device remains operational during critical moments in the production.

Inputs and Outputs for Maximum Compatibility

The Deneke Dcode SB-T offers a variety of inputs and outputs for maximum compatibility with various production setups:

  • TC Input: -15dB at 4.7K, on a mini Phone Jack
  • TC Output: BNC connector
  • Sync: PAL, NTSC, or Trilevel, on a BNC connector

Television System Support

The Deneke Dcode SB-T supports a wide range of television systems, including:

  • NTSC @ 3.58 MHz
  • PAL @ 4.43 MHz
  • 1920 x 1080p
  • 1280 x 720p

Comprehensive Controls for Customization

The Deneke SB-T offers a rotary switch for controlling time code type (HD, NTSC, PAL), black burst or color bars (NTSC or PAL), and drop frame or non-drop. Additionally, a dip switch allows for trilevel sync, progressive or interlaced, trilevel sync at twice the video rate, and the choice between color bars or blackburst. These comprehensive controls provide users with the flexibility to customize the device’s performance to suit their specific production needs.

Wide Range Power Supply

The Deneke SB-T operates on a power supply ranging from 5.7 to 16 VDC, allowing for compatibility with various power sources. It can be powered by 3 AA batteries or an external power source, ensuring that the device can be used in a variety of production environments.

Compact and Lightweight Design

The Deneke SB-T boasts a compact and lightweight design, measuring 4.475 x 2.9 x 1.05 inches (11.4 x 7.4 x 2.7 cm) and weighing just 0.75 lbs (340 grams). This makes the device easy to transport and integrate into any production setup.


The Deneke SB-T Time Code Generator and Jammer is an indispensable tool for video professionals seeking high-quality video production in both high-definition and standard-definition formats. With its advanced features, including the high-stability TCXO, Trilevel Sync, cross-jam capabilities, and comprehensive controls, the Deneke SB-T ensures seamless synchronization and precise time code management for all types of video projects.

Whether you’re working on a high-definition shoot, a standard-definition production, or a project that requires a mix of formats, the Deneke SB-T is the ultimate solution for time code generation and jamming. Its compact design, wide range of power supply options, and compatibility with various television systems make it a welcome addition to any production toolkit.

So, when you’re ready to elevate your video production game, consider investing in the Deneke SB-T Time Code Generator and Jammer. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your footage is properly synced and time-coded, resulting in a seamless and professional final product.

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