This is a down and dirty test between my upcoming Steel Slate and a Denecke slate. Timecode from an Ambient Lock-it box and the camera is also thrown into the mix for good measure. This test was shot on the Red Epic and was jam synced from the master clock just before filming. The camera was set to the highest compression setting at 2K resolution to maximize record time per card.
To sum up the tests, this is comparing the timecode at about 26 hours and at 16 hours for Ambient...
-Red Epic timecode runs faster than the rest in this test.
-The Fuze slates is a little slower than the Denecke and Ambient, but the Fuze slates themselves are within one frame.
-The Ambient is slightly slower than the Denecke.
-Calibration for the Fuze slates will be further refined for production and should land it right between the Ambien and Denecke.
The Denecke brightness begins to drop before the Steel Slate on 4 AA batteries, however the Steel Slate display drops to unusable levels before the Denecke. I'm not sure but the Denecke slate may be automatically lowering the brightness itself to extend battery life where as the Steel Slate does not do that automatically. Surprisingly, to me anyways, the Lock-it box dies at only 16 hours.
All AA batteries used are brand new from Costco, Duracell Coppertop.
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Special thanks to ToneMesa (http://tonemesa.com) for the Denecke slate used in this test, as well as Tonaci for the Ambient Lock-It Box (http://tonaci.com/)