TC-100b

This is a special order  DISCONTINUED product as of 10/1/2013.  Critical components are no longer available.  We created the TC-100 in 1994 but now the key parts that made it work are no longer available....even from tertiary sources.   We regret the passing of the TC-100.  Special orders of sufficient quantities may be considered if we can find parts. 

tc-anim1.gif TC-100b Time Code Generator - Reader - Overlay
Both flavors of SMPTE Time Code: VITC Time Code, LTC Time Code
EOL Notice: This is a special order product. Please inquire before ordering.  (Due to parts obsolescence, only enough parts available for a few  units as of 3/25/2013.  The TC-100 has been in production since 1995 and BCD has no plans to redesign this unit.)

Flash Memory to save your custom settings.   It Reads, Generates, Regenerates, Overlays, and Talks Back! Records Data with the Video! This is not your ordinary time code reader! (For Machine Control and S-Video VITC Time Code please see our SB-100 Time Code Controller.)
MSRP: $ 595.00

See the New... Improved (really) TC-100b

Flash Memory Saves Settings!
  • Code Write Type (VITC, LTC, Drop, Non-Drop, EBU)
  • Overlay Position: Column, Line, Foreground, Background, Size
  • Baud Rate from 2400 to 57,600
Other Features:
  • Constant TC Output thru RS-232... or not with the (CONTinuous command)
  • Automatic Time Code Type Detect: Drop, Non-Drop, EBU
  • Regenerates what it reads
  • Automatic Conversion: LTC <--> VITC
  • (Single-character commands are deleted from the 'b' version, but they are still available by requesting the 'Original' TC-100a.  If you have a prior version and you need absolute software compatibility, please order 'TC-100a'.  TC-100a does not have flash memory.)

 

 

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It Reads, Generates, Regenerates, Overlays, and Talks Back!

Records Data with the Video!

This is not your ordinary time code reader!

(For VCR Machine Control and S-Video VITC Time Code
please see our SB-100 Time Code Controller.)

 

 

See what it does!

Position the Overlay Anywhere on the Screen!
Click Here to see all the Overlay Styles.
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  • VITC Read - Still & Search speeds forward/reverse
  • LTC Read - forward/reverse
  • Overlay Time Code on video (Window Burn)
  • Overlay User Data on video (Window Burn)
    Sorry, Either TC OR Data burn
  • NTSC or PAL
  • Generates LTC and VITC
  • Regenerates VITC from VITC or LTC
  • Regenerates LTC from VITC or LTC
  • RS-232 communications to host computer up to 38.4Kb/s
  • Records data in User Bits: updatable 'on the fly' while generating.
  • Updates frame numbers from your computer 'on the fly' .
  • Sync multiple units together for identical time code on several VCRs.

or to put it another way...

Window Dub Inserter, Generator/Inserter, RS-232 communication with your computer, VITC Generator, LTC-VITC/VITC-LTC Translator With "On-Screen" Time-Code Display ...all in one!

 

The TC-100 reads and generates SMPTE Time Code, both VITC Time Code and LTC Time Code. It has an RS-232 interface and Video Superimpose Overlay.

Serial Communications
Single Character Commands for only TC-100a: Simple hookup and single-character ASCII commands make TC-100 easy to integrate into any program. "L" requests LTC frame number. "V" requests VITC frame number. "O" turns on overlay, and "o" turns it off. 'A' causes the TC-100 to output time code numbers continuously. Captioning programs can take advantage of communication rates up to 38,400 bps for fast time code polling..

4-Character Commands for TC-100a and TC-100b: The 4-character command set permits extended 4-character commands for selecting VITC read/write lines, as display size, position and background. A special "VINI" command tells you which lines already have VITC time code.

Data Capture

BCD's TC-100 can record data from an RS-232 source. For monitoring applications that require data to be synchronous with the video, the TC-100 is perfect for recording vehicle speed, heart rate, temperature, and other data.

The TC-100 stores your data in the vertical interval of the video using VITC User Bits or on an audio channel in the LTC Code. Eight user groups are provided, giving you eight hex digits (0-F) for your data. Upon retrieval, you can configure these 'nibbles' as 4 bytes or as one really big number! Data integrity is assurred by writing it four times in each video frame - 2 lines per field. Typical update frequency is 2 to 3 times per second. For more frequent data updates, see our SB-100.

Specifications

Dimensions: 5.062" Wide, 5.25" Deep, 1.5" High
Weight: 10 oz.
Electrical: 9VDC - 14VDC, 9VDC nominal, 200ma-225ma
Time Code I/O: LTC .7V-1V p-p, VITC Video 1V p-p Composite
Includes: US style 110VAC-9V wall power adapter, tip/center negative, and your choice of 9-pin or 25-pin computer serial connector.

 

Suggested List Price:  $ 595.00
Please specify 9-pin or 25-pin connector for your computer's serial port.
Please specify NTSC or PAL for default operation.


(Single-character commands are deleted, but they are still available by requesting the 'Original' TC-100a.  If you have a prior version and you need absolute software compatibility, please order 'TC-100a'. Same Price.)


International Sales: Because power plugs vary widely in countries outside North America we ship international orders with no power supply, and we deduct $10.00 USD. You will need a wall-tranformer that supplies 9VDC, tip-negative, 500mA, with a 2.1mm connector. We ship freight-collect using your DHL, FedEx, or UPS account number.
Payment: We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

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