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What is the name of the device used in live action filming that includes information like scene, take and roll and has a part that can snap together?

It can also include information like production name, date, cameraman, director, timecode, etc.

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It is clapperboard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clapperboard

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

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also known as a slate –  Jason Conrad Jun 23 at 16:26
    
I've also heard the term "clapboard" in film school. (Might have been student slang.) –  BrettFromLA Jun 23 at 17:38

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