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Digital Arts TLC-8D Tally Light Controller for Tricaster 450/850
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    Digital Arts TLC-8D Tally Light Controller for Tricaster 450/850

    Manufacturer: metaSETZ

    Item #: DIGA-TLC-8D   •   MFG #: TLC-8D


    List Price:$225.00
    Our Price:$195.75

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      The TLC-8d controller is an adapter box the connects to the TriCaster TCXD850's 15 pin tally port and interfaces to either model of our tally lights.
      The '850's tally port supports a 'program' tally for the source selected on the program bus of the switcher. The TLC-8d translates this signal to illuminate the red camera operator tally and the 'talent' tally on the TL-2 tally light. The talent tallys can be globally disabled via a jumper in the TLC-8d.

      For CCU users the TLC-8d has wet contact closure outputs (5v @20mA) so it can be interfaced with some CCUs tally ports.

      What sets the TLC-8d apart from a simple adapter cable is the intercom pass through so you can run both tally and intercom on a single Cat5 cable run. Connect your intercom base station into the xlr on the TLC-8 then connect your beltpacks to the multi-purpose port on the tally lights.

      The TLC-8d is also upgradeable to full microprocessor functionality. In the event NewTek releases a software developers kit for the '850 we can upgrade your controller and provide additional features like preview/effects tally and GPI I/O.

      • Features

        • Compact, rugged ABS construction
        • 8 tally outputs
        • XLR intercom pass through connection
        • Compatible with TL-1 , TL-2 and TL-XD lights
        • Dealer/factory upgradable for additional functionality
        • Powered via USB - no wall wart


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      METASETZDigital Arts TLC-8D Tally Light Controller for Tricaster 450/850

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      Works well for us!

      By Chuck from ClawTV

      from Clawson, MI

      About Me Power User


      • Easy To Set Up


        Best Uses

        • Sports

        Comments about METASETZ Digital Arts TLC-8D Tally Light Controller for Tricaster 450/850:

        We got this tally system when we purchased our TriCaster 450 Extreme HD unit. Our volunteer group has done multi-camera shoots since 1993 for our local school district, and when we decided to purchase the 450 our supplier (TEL Systems, Ann Arbor, MI) located this tally system for us.
        We use the camera mounted tally lights on our four Sony NX-5U cameras, and had the CAT5 cables bundled with the SDI video and PortaCom intercom cables. The only concern we have to date is the fragile retention tab on the CAT5 cables, although none have broken off.... yet.
        We can recommend this system, but advise sensible (careful) handling of the components.

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