A clapperboard is a device used in filmmaking and video production to assist in the synchronizing of picture and sound, and to designate and mark particular scenes and takes recorded during a production. The sharp “clap” noise that the clapperboard makes can be identified easily on the audio track, and the shutting of the clapstick can be identified easily on the separate visual track. The two tracks can then be precisely synchronised by matching the sound and movement. Other names for the clapperboard include clapper, clapboard, slate, slate board, slapperboard, sync slate, time slate, sticks, board, and sound marker.
This one is ideal for beginner filmmakers as it’s a good wood that can be written on with white chalk, makes enough noise when clapped shut but not to loud to be annoying. Easy hinged than snaps shut smoothly. I paid full price of £8.99