As display and audio technologies move to ever more complex and higher resolution systems (4K, UHD, HDR, Dolby ATMOS etc.), the processing requirements can easily cause AV synchronisation issues.  Each component change, software, or firmware update has the potential to alter the AV sync in a system.  Watching content with poor AV sync is one of the most annoying and complained about problems.

Sync-One2 accurately measures the time span between an audio beep and video flash (e.g. a 2-pop / flash frame or similar, Sync-One2 specific test files are available for download), clearly displaying the delay and if the audio leads or lags with reference to the video.  The error is displayed in milliseconds (1/1000th of a second) and if desired also in frames, in real time.   A running average may also be enabled to average potentially 1000's of readings, again this is displayed in milliseconds or frames.  Statistics are calculated on the most recent readings taken to help check overall system stability or drift, including the average and span of the set of readings.

Sync-One2 will work with any resolution or type of display, so is 4K / UHD / HDR ready, fine with LCD, OLED, Plasma, and Projectors.

Sync-One2 has the following core features

  • Simple one handed operation, just turn on Sync-One2 and it's ready to go
  • Easy to read OLED display  Updated in v2, now brighter and blue
  • NEW in v2  External audio input via a 3.5mm audio jack
  • A simple menu system is used to adjust settings and set options
  • Settings and options stored in flash memory so retained even if the batteries are removed, although the memory buffer is cleared at shutdown
  • Self calibrating to help reduce false readings from ambient light and noise
  • UPDATED in v2  Greater sensitivity for light and sound detection
  • NEW in v2  Additional support for testing in spaces with long reverberation times
  • Real time output in milliseconds / frames, a rolling real time average can also be displayed in milliseconds or frames
  • Fast startup, ready to take measurements in just a few seconds
  • NEW in v2  USB Mini-B port for data logging, an API to to enable remote control, and to supply power
  • NEW in v2  The ability to add a custom startup splash text, this is a user setup or can be ordered with permanent startup splash text
  • NEW in v2  Firmware upgradeable for new features and bespoke customisation
Full Specifications

Audio

  • Internal microphone for audio pickup
  • New in v2  3.5mm stereo (down mixed to mono internally) audio jack for connection to headphone or line out as a direct audio feed.  Supports up to 3v RMS (9v peak to peak) maximum line input.
  • New in v2  External audio detection is automatic, but may be overruled via a menu option

Accuracy

  • Measurement of audio visual delay up to ±750 milliseconds
  • Display is rounded to the nearest 1 millisecond or 1/100th of a frame, internal timing resolution of 0.05 milliseconds between light and sound pulse
  • Self calibration adjusts for ambient noise and light, including fluorescent/ LED light flicker
  • Automatic microphone gain adjustment during calibration process  Updated in v2
  • Adjustable audio trigger level (default is high sensitivity)
  • Adjustable video trigger level (default is high sensitivity)
  • New in v2  Adjustable Mask Time (the minimum time before Sync-One2 re-arms for the next reading), to help with measurements in spaces with long reverberation times.

General

  • Dimensions (H x W x D), 144mm x 90mm x 30mm (5.6" x 3.5" x 1.2”)
  • 165g (5.8oz) excluding batteries
  • 16 x 2 OLED display for easy viewing, fast response, and low power consumption  Updated in v2, now brighter and blue
  • Operating temperature from 5 to 50 Celsius (41 to 122 Fahrenheit)
  • New in v2  System firmware is upgradeable to enable upgrades for new features or bespoke custom requirements
  • New in v2  The ability to add a custom splash text message on startup
  • New in v2  The ability to order Sync-One2 v2 with a permanent splash text message, so it's easy for companies to add a brand or bespoke identification

Power

  • 2 x AA (LR6) batteries, rechargeable AA batteries are fine too
  • Reverse battery protection
  • Battery life from standard AA batteries is around 50 hours of continuous operation
  • A tiny current of less than 0.1 µA is used when off.  Even so when not being used for a while it is always best to remove the batteries
  • Low battery indication and auto shutdown when batteries become too low to maintain accuracy
  • New in v2  Can be powered via the USB Mini-B port

New in v2   Data logging and API interface

  • Via the USB Mini-B port real time logging of readings
  • An API interface to enable remote control of Sync-One2 v2 to automate testing / system adjustments, or to gather data for system compliancy reporting
  • A separate manual contains the API commands available

Made in the UK

Compliance to standards

CE Mark

EN 55103-1:2009 Part 1 (EMC Emissions)
EN 55103-2:2009 Part 2 (EMC Immunity)
EN 55103-2:2009 (Magnetic Immunity)
IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD)

RoHS compliant and lead free