Tentacle Sync E

Tentacle Sync E

The new way of sync

Tentacle SYNC E is built on the idea of providing you with an easy to operate and reliable timecode and sync tool that works in nearly any kind of setting. No matter how small or complex your shooting challenge is, the Tentacle SYNC E is the right companion for your creative task.

Spend less time thinking about setting everything up and spend more time on what you do best: being creative.

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Some of you might be thinking: why Bluetooth? The answer is simple: Most of our customers don't leave home without their phones or tablet and Bluetooth is the most common and widely-used wireless technology used by almost all of them. The solution for cable-free operation is right in front of you: in the palm of your hands.

Battery. SYNC E uses Bluetooth low energy. This means, your SYNC E offers a battery life of up to 35 hours – no matter if you use it for setup, syncing or monitoring your devices.

Connectivity. Forget the old phone/car radio connectivity problems. With Bluetooth LE you simply hold your phone close to your Tentacle SYNC E to link it with your app.

This Infographic shows that three Tentacle are connected to a Smartphone - Smart Timecode Generator with Bluetooth Connectivity - Syncing Simplicity

syncing device for any video shooting

Monitoring. Tentacle devices don’t have a built-in display – and that’s just how we like it. The best user-interface is your phone. Use it to monitor and setup your Tentacle SYNC E with a frame-accurate timecode display, without the need for any additional expensive equipment.

Accuracy. Tentacle’s sync algorithms allow you to monitor your Octopodes with frame accuracy via the Tentacle Sync app.

Future-proof. Every Sync E acts as a master and broadcasts timecode independently via Bluetooth. Almost every mobile device can make use of this timecode, opening up a whole world of seamless connectivity sync network without needing any new technology – straight out of the box.

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More than scratching the surface – Excellent internal microphone

Connecting timecode equipment to the mic input of a DSLR-type camera cuts off the internal audio. Tentacle SYNC E is the only solution available with a high-quality built-in ‘scratch’ mic. Record both timecode and ambient sound simultaneously with just one single device.

This Infographic shows that Timecode and Audio from the built-in Microphone is recorded on the camera- Smart Timecode Generator with Bluetooth Connectivity - Syncing Simplicity

Knowing your connector is secure

Who wants to buy extra non-standard and unusual cables or connectors? Probably nobody. At least we don‘t. That‘s why we decided to add a clamp to the Tentacle SYNC E, making the connector lockable. And to make things even easier, we just used a 3.5mm mini jack – without a doubt the most common and versatile connector in the world. It’s all designed around you, not us.

It’s all in your pocket – expand the tentacle with professional mobile apps

You don’t want to bring extra devices to the set? Tentacle Sync also offers additional native iOS & Android apps such as the audio recorder. Just use your phone for recording synced audio. Third party apps such as Movie Slate also have full Tentacle support, making it even easier to shoot professional video on the go.  And the best thing: they are all free.

Tentacle Sync Bluetooth Apps

From the set to the editing room –
Full software included

Of course, every Tentacle unit comes with Tentacle Sync Studio (macOS) enabling you to sync your material with just a single click. It works with nearly any kind of timecode, even if you have used a different timecode technology than ours.


  • Timecode Sync, Setup and Monitoring over Bluetooth (iOS & Android)
  • Can act as Master Clock or Jam-Sync to any External Timecode Source
  • Lockable Connector with the included "Tentacle Clamp"
  • Built-in Rechargeable and Replaceable Lithium Polymer Battery 
  • Accurate with a Drift of less than 1 Frame within 24 Hours
  • Runtime up to 50 Hours, Fast Charging via USB-C
  • High-Quality Built-in Microphone
  • Uses LTC Timecode according to SMPTE-12M Standard
  • Integrated Hook Surface for Easy Mounting
  • Super Small and Lightweight 
  • 2 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Designed and Made with Love in Cologne, Germany




LTC Timecode According to SMPTE-12M Standard
Frame Rates                                                                                            23.98, 24, 25 (50), 29.97, 29.97DF and 30 (60)fps
Drift Accuracy Less than 1 Frame Drift in 24 Hours (-30°C to +85°C)
High Precision TCXO 0.2ppm


Timecode Input                        3.5mm Jack (lockable via Clamp)
Timecode Output.                                                         3.5mm Jack (lockable via Clamp)
USB Connection.                USB-C (USB 2.0)
USB Modes                                      Charging, Firmware Update, Setup Mac/Windows
Audio                      Built-In Reference Mic (enabled by Plug-in Power of Mic Input)

 Control & Synchronization

Bluetooth® 4.2 (Low Energy) / 5  (SYNC E mkII)
Remote Control & Monitoring         Tentacle Setup App (iOS/Android)
Synchronization Via Bluetooth® or Jam-Sync via cable 


Power Source Built-in rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery
Battery Capacity                                    400 mAh
Battery Operating Time     Up to 35 hours / 50 hours (SYNC E mkII)
Battery Charging Time max. 1,5 hours

 Size & Weight

Dimensions.                                                  38mm x 50mm x 15mm / 1.49 x 1.97 x 0.59inches
Weight 30g / 1.0 oz