Avid Pro Tools | Sync X Master Clock
Versatile master clock and synchronization device for use with Pro Tools | HD Native and Pro Tools | HDX systems, featuring double resolution clocking, onboard video reference generator, automatic video reference detection, and six Word Clock outputs.
Avid Pro Tools | Sync X is a master clock and essential device for maintaining precise synchronization across multiple Pro Tools systems, audio interfaces, video playback devices, and other digital gear. It’s a critical component for dubbing, ADR, Foley, and other complex audio post workflows and a must-have in every room of your facility that requires audio sync to picture. Its extensive I/O and format support makes it easy to connect with a wide range of devices. And it delivers rock solid performance, eliminating drift.
For independent re-recording mixers, sound designers, sound editors, and audio freelancers, Pro Tools | Sync X is an essential master clock device for maintaining precise synchronization between your Pro Tools system, interfaces, and video playback device. It’s a vital component for smaller post rooms, providing near sample-accurate lock to picture. And with its low-jitter clock and onboard video reference generator, it eliminates the need for extra hardware, reducing costs.
Avid Sync X Features
- Double resolution clocking design enables faster and more accurate lock to external sources
- Onboard video reference generator eliminates the need for an external source
- Automatic video reference detection provides better workflow efficiency
- Temperature-compensated oscillator maintains clock accuracy when temperatures vary
- 10 MHz input enables connecting to atomic master clocks
- High-res OLED front panel display provides more detail and better visual feedback
- Six Word Clock outputs enable more clock signal distribution
The ultimate sync for post
Leveraging the patented DigiSerial Port technology connection to Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native, Sync X enables precise sync between audio sample position and video frame edge. In multi-operator mixing environments, where dialogue, music, and sound effects are handled by separate systems, that means all of your audio and video devices will sync and play at precisely the exact same spot you intended. Every time you press play or record.
Sync up all your devices
With support for all industry-standard clock sources (including Word Clock, Loop Sync, and AES3), positional reference formats (including LTC, Serial Timecode, and Bi-Phase/Tach), SD and HD reference formats, and pull-up/pull-down rates for film and video, Sync X is an easy fit into any studio environment. Plus, six Word Clock outputs make syncing to Pro Tools interfaces and devices easy.
Cut costs with the built-in video reference generator
No need to rely on video reference from an external device. Sync X provides an onboard video reference generator with four outputs to distribute signals to other peripherals, cutting complexity and costs. If you already have an external video reference generator, Sync X can receive video reference too, with automatic format detection.
Streamline dual operator workflows
Sync X enables multiple Satellite-linked Pro Tools systems to sync in tandem to support multi-operator mixing environments, where dialogue, music, and sound effects are handled by separate systems. This eliminates any possible drift to maintain near sample-accurate lock to frame edge.
Control Sync X and other devices from Pro Tools
From configuring your audio clock and video reference sources, to selecting pull down rates and fine-tuning device speeds, all Sync X settings can be controlled directly in Pro Tools | Ultimate. It also offers a 9-pin connection, enabling you to control other devices from Pro Tools, like a video deck.
Exceptional quality and reliability
Designed to shine in the most mission critical environments, Sync X consistently delivers the tight frame edge sync you need with unwavering accuracy. And its high-fidelity, low-jitter clock preserves the quality of your signals for pristine audio capture and playback.
Lock to sources fast and flawlessly
With exceptionally low jitter JetPLL clocking technology, Sync X locks to external sources faster and more accurately than its predecessor, Pro Tools | SYNC HD (compare Sync X vs. SYNC HD). Its master oscillator runs at 100 MHz—a double resolution implementation that’s twice as fast as typical JetPLL-based clocks. And twice as accurate.
Get flexibility with 10 MHz and AES3id I/O
When working on scoring stages and other demanding recording situations where immaculate sound is a mandate, Sync X easily locks to high-end atomic master clocks through its 10 MHz clock input. In environments that require long cable runs, such as across large post facilities, you can send or receive AES3 or AES3id signal to supported devices, giving you greater flexibility.
Temperature-Compensated Oscillator for reliable clocking
Temperature fluctuations can affect a device’s pitch. With a temperature-compensated oscillator, Sync X always provides reliable clocking—even as temperatures vary—maintaining frequency accuracy to within ±1 part per million over its rated temperature range to keep things pitch perfect. And it can be racked up with other gear without fear that the heat will cause it to drift.
Sync X vs Sync HD
Pro Tools | Sync X exceeds the capabilities of Sync HD, now featuring an onboard video reference generator, more Word Clock I/O, support for 10 MHz and AES3id inputs, and two OLED displays.