You need this one in your toolbox!

“Hey … you getting time code outta there?“

“OK, if you are going to use that tone with me, I’m going to stop this big-rig and you’re going to get a TIME OUT, Mister!”

– Angry Factory Driver

Hang on – maybe we got our wires crossed, here … We’re talking about Time Code – and, specifically, seeing if any given device is generating it – or not. No need to wonder anymore … Factory Optic introduces its latest production tool … A LOW COST tester device that takes timecode (all SMPTE formats) in on BNC, and power in on USB-C and clearly displays the TC – drop-frame, with a semicolon. 

… and it’s called


Yet another simple and useful tool of the trade from Factory Optic. Oh, and did we mention that it is a LOW COST solution? 

Timecode rates: 

23.976, 24, 25, 29.97(DF/NDF) and 30(DF/NDF). SMPTE 12M-2008

Timecode Input:

  Connector: BNC

  Impedance: 10k ohm

  Signal: 2Vp-p

Power Input:

  Connector: USB-C (UFP, no data)

  Voltage: 5V


..22mm x 24mm x 82.5mm


Click on image for a PDF download

Now, get back in the truck – we have a long way to go!