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What is the name of equipment that is used in films, like when saying "scene one, take two"? The equipment is usually black and white in color.

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Clapperboard. Though I've been told that in the US it is much more commonly known as slate.

Other names for the clapperboard include clapper, clapboard, slate, slate board, sync slate, time slate, sticks, board, and marker.

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Bonus points for the picture of a clapperboard used in a black and white movie. –  kiamlaluno Mar 7 '11 at 19:03
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@kiamlaluno: voilà! –  RegDwigнt Mar 7 '11 at 19:21

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