Clapsticks or clappers are a type of drumstick or percussion mallet that are used to serve the purpose of maintaining rhythm.
Unlike drumsticks, which are generally used to strike a drum, clapsticks are intended for striking one stick on another.
A clapstick is also a piece of equipment used in the motion picture and TV industry to signal a synchronization point on film and audio track. Since the audio is often recorded separately, the clapstick snapping shut is used to provide a single spot in the film where there's a distinct noise and a visual cue (the closed clapstick) to put the two tracks together.
A clapstick is usually striped and may be mounted on top of a slate which contains the scene information. Modern movie-making uses electronic synchronizers instead of clapsticks, but clapsticks are still a popular and inexpensive choice for the budget-minded film-maker.
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