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One early supporter is director Glenn Ficarra (neXt, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Focus). The Kickstarter page quotes him as saying of DISH.TC, "I love how simple it all is."
Ari explains: "When I first started working in film, I thought--how hard can sync be? Then I saw what they saw: rows and rows of cryptic switches. I decided to make the experience more humane." DISH.TC receives radio time signals from satellites in orbit. It then converts them to industry-standard SMPTE LTC timecode. There is no configuration. There is no need for jam-syncing. There is no drift between devices.
DISH.TC works with any size camera, from DSLRs and mirrorless to REDs and ARRIs, including cameras without dedicated timecode input. Early-bird Kickstarter prices start at $169. (Retail projected at $260) To find out more about this revolutionary technology, some of the controversies it has sparked, and what industry veterans are saying about it, head to
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