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class="Paragraph" Published : 26th November 2004

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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.

Thanks

Dave Winters

L.A.


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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.

Jeffrey Bloom
Pie Town Prods.
Technical Coordinator


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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.

Mike Meinhardt
Network Television News Photographer, Freelance
Chicago


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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 ...

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http://www.trewaudio.com/feat_item.htm

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
SaltRun Productions,inc.
www.saltrunproductions.com


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Hi David.

class="Paragraph" It is called a Scriptboy. You can find them at  www.trewaudio.com  I believe.

Dave Edgar
Cinematographer / Steadicam
St. Louis, MO


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>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.

Walter Graff
Producer, Director, Creative Director, Cinematographer
BlueSky Sports and Entertainment Marketing, LLC
HellGate Pictures, Inc.


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Thanks for all the replies.

Dave Winters