Ultra low-jitter master clock for Pro Tools interfaces, video sync, and other digital devices



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Avid SYNC HD low-jitter master clock provides near sample-accurate serial timecode lock for sizable music and soundtrack production

Getting digital gear to talk nicely to one another requires a level of digital diplomacy that only the Avid SYNC HD can provide. To foster cooperation between a wide variety of digital devices in major media productions, Avid SYNC HD provides connections for word clock, NTSC/PAL sources, linear timecode, digital audio signals, black burst generators, and MachineControl-enabled systems, as well as Tack, Bi-Phase, and Pilot devices. The simple press of a button lets you select SYNC HD’s clock reference, which includes word clock, HD and SD video reference, AES/EBU, composite video in, LTC, and more. You can also select timecode frame rate and format, and monitor via LED indicator. The Avid SYNC HD also features a multi-function LED display that lets you view incoming timecode, as well as various function settings.

Avid SYNC HD in one take:

  • Low-jitter master clock for high-fidelity, artifact-free audio
  • supports all major industry-standard clock sources and timecode formats
  • Positional reference source support maintains sync accuracy
  • Highly accurate lock to timecode

 Low-jitter master clock

Avid’s SYNC HD gives you a rock-solid, ultra low-jitter master clock to ensure the highest levels of audio fidelity and distortion-free audio. All audio signals are captured an played back with the precision and accuracy demanded by post production professionals. SYNC HD supports all sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz

Industry-standard clock-source and timecode formats

For audio, video, film, and multimedia production, SYNC HD supports of the industry-standard clock sources, including Loop Sync, Video Reference, Linear Timecode, Word Clock, and more.

Positional reference source support

Since digital sync can drift over time, SYNC HD supports positional references sources to maintain the highest levels of sync accuracy. These sources include Linear Timecode (LTC), Vertical Interval Timecode (VITC), Serial Timecode, and Bi-phase/Tach.

Highly accurate lock to timecode

Avid SYNC HD’s ability to provide rock-solid lock to timecode makes it an essential tool for commercial music and video post production. If you’re using Satellite Link software to control multiple Pro Tools | HD systems with one or more interfaces, you can remotely control them from with SYNC HD in standalone or from your Pro Tools | HD system. SYNC HD also provides standard pull-up and pull-down rates, making it easier to work with film and video projects.

Avid SYNC HD full feature list:

  • High-fidelity, low-jitter master clock
  • Near sample-accurate lock to timecode or bi-phase signals
  • Word Clock I/O up to 192 kHz capable
  • Supports all major industry-standard clock sources and timecode formats
  • Supports SD and HD video reference input (tri-level sync) up to 1080p / 60 fps
  • Supports standard pull-up/pull-down rates for film/video
  • Video input with timecode window inserter
  • Front panel controls and a large LED display of time code and parameters
  • Integrated control from Pro Tools
  • Time Code Character Generator
  • Fader start, provided through GPI output, for remote transport control from select Pro Tools fader movement
  • Standalone remote control through SYNC Setup software utility (Windows only)
  • Field-updatable firmware
  • SYNC I/O Emulation for legacy software sup- port (SYNC HD only)

Supported Positional Reference Sources

  • LTC
  • VITC
  • Serial Time Code
  • Bi-phase/Tach

Supported Clock Reference Sources

  • Loop Sync
  • Video Reference
  •           SD reference rates
  •           HD reference rates (SYNC HD only)
  • Composite Video Input
  • Word Clock
  • AES/EBU (DARS per AES-11 standard)
  • Pilot Tone
  • Internal Crystal
  • Bi-phase/Tach
  • LTC

Output and Generation

  • Loop Sync
  • Digidesign Super Clock (256x sample clock) • Word Clock (1x sample clock)
  • AES/EBU null clock (AES “digital black”)
  • VITC (if a video input is present)
  • LTC
  • MIDI Time Code (MTC)
  • Dual 9-pin Sony P-2 protocol ports (only one can be active at a time), for limited serial deck control with MachineControl software option for Pro Tools.

Avid throws in everything but the kitchen sync for large production facilities to maintain the highest levels of audio fidelity and video reference. For more information, call or chat with your Westlake Pro sales consultant today.


Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 14 × 8 in

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