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Who makes the clipboard with timecode readout that script sups or the AD uses on set? I’ve seen them a number of times but don’t know what they are called, it’s a clipboard and a wireless transmitter that connects to the TC out on the camera.
David Winters wrote:
>It¹s a clipboard and a wireless transmitter that connects to the TC out on >the camera.
It's called the "Scriptboy". Just put the word into a "Google" search and you'll see a bunch of related sites. Most of these sites are for companies that rent the product, but will also give you a product description.
Pie Town Prods.
The product was known as Script Boy, however, that company went out of business with the passing of it's owner. There is a new and identical product called Scriptlinc and you can find it at Tai Audio (taiaudio.com) in the "new products" section.
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>Who makes the clipboard with timecode readout that script sups or the >AD uses on set?
They were made by a company called ScriptBoy and it was some closely held. As I understand it, the owner/manufacturer died and took his little secret with him (not much of a secret), however Trew Audio in Nashville has either a knock-off or the real deal.
They call theirs ScriptLink and the info can be viewed at ...
I’ve had one for 10 years now, and except for the clip part of the clipboard not being strong enough to hold a nice pack of script notes, it is truly one of the best tools I have.
ScriptBoy also used to make a larger than life timecode readout that attached to the camera or to whatever you wanted. I can’t find that anymore, so I’ll trade info with anyone who knows where that device can be had.
Luck to all!
Allen S. Facemire-DP/Director
is called a Scriptboy. You can find them at
www.trewaudio.com I believe.
Cinematographer / Steadicam
St. Louis, MO
>They were made by a company called ScriptBoy and it was some >closely held.
No secret here. ScriptLink is the first generation Scriptboy. Identical piece of equipment with a different name on it.
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Thanks for all the replies.