With the proliferation of digital equipment, it is becoming
increasingly difficult to keep everything synchronized and locked. The DCD-8,
with 10 inputs and 17 outputs, is the perfect solution! Offering not only
exceptional stability but also remarkable flexibility, the DCD-8 is ideal for
most situations, whether you have a small sound studio or a large
post-production facility with NTSC, PAL or HD systems. Clock generating,
distributing, clean up, analyzing, format converting, it does it all for a very
Inputs available are WC, GPS, AES, S/PDIF ADAT and video.
Any of those external sources can be used as a reference. Or set the DCD-8 to
"internal" and use it as a master clock generator. FireWire is also included,
which some manufacturers only offer as a costly option. So, if you need to
reference your Mac or PC to the DCD-8 via FireWire, you’re ready to go.
The DCD-8 will feel right at home in a video studio. The base model accepts
NTSC, PAL, and even HD tri-level sync. And the optional video generator VSG-4
can generate many different formats of HD tri-level sync, as well as NTSC and
For Gearboxing, the DCD-8’s exceptional flexibility enables you to generate
any rate from any source. The DCD-8 can also generate multiple rates
simultaneously: 3 digital audio rates (up to 192K) and 4 video sync rates (2 SD
and 2 HD). All locked to the same reference.
While all this is going on, the DCD-8 analyzer keeps you confident everything
is running smoothly and helps you identify problems when necessary (phase,
termination, frequency). As a bonus, the DCD-8 even does format conversion
between the different audio I/O’s.
- Ultra Low Jitter Word Clock Generator
- Extracts a clean Word Clock from Audio (AES, S/PDIF, ADAT or FireWire) or
Video (Incl. HD)
- Generates multiple rates simultaneously
- Word Clock Distributor
- World Clock Analyzer
- Audio Router/ Format converter
- Video Sync Generator (optional) VSG-4
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system.
Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to
certain restrictions: The system may not cause harmful interference; it must
operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no
protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should
also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone
systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the
FCC at 1–888–CALL–FCC (TTY: 1–888–TELL–FCC) or
visit the FCC's wireless
microphone Web site.
If you're a licensed Part 74 operator, you may continue to use 50mW and greater
wireless systems under certain conditions. Eligible parties include a person or
organization engaged in the production or filming of motion pictures or
television, so, to the best of our knowledge, this includes below the line
More information on also can be found here.
To apply for a license, visit
If you have
any questions about these usage restrictions, please give us a call at
1-866-GOTHAM-8 or e-mail