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LANC & A/V Input

by tkhattabaugh / January 26, 2008 10:34 PM PST

Finding a camcorder with LANC control and a A/V input is becoming increasingly more difficult. Does anyone know of an alternative to being able to control the functions externally of a camcorder (wired remote for example) and to input video into a camcorder using USB or other method? I have used Sony camcorders for years and used their LANC port and A/V input so I could use the device as a recorder only. I've really been struggling trying to figure out a better way to do this using the newer digital camcorders. Any help would be greatly appreciated. You can email me directly at

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A certain CCT V application I know of...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 12:37 AM PST
In reply to: LANC & A/V Input

Now uses a small microcontroller to emit IR control codes to said camcorders. You are right these are becoming more rare but I see all digital solutions are coming down in price.


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cctv application
by tkhattabaugh / January 27, 2008 4:40 AM PST

What cctv application are you speaking of?

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Old schoolbus apps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 27, 2008 4:42 AM PST
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What's your apps?

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The lower-end cams
by boya84 / January 27, 2008 1:52 AM PST
In reply to: LANC & A/V Input

just don't have all the features any more...

The Sony HDR-HC7 and HC9 have LANC and mic-in jacks. Neither have AV-in.

Most all consumer camcorders come with an infrared remote - but the receiver is at the front of the camcorder, and IR needs to be line-of site.

The Sony HDR-FX1 and FX7 have LANC, mic-in jacks and AV-in. So does the Canon XHA1 and the Panasonic DVX100B and HVX200.

To keep spam at bay, you probably should not post your email address.

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by tkhattabaugh / January 27, 2008 4:14 AM PST
In reply to: The lower-end cams

I didn't think about the spam issue when I posted my email address...thanks though. The Sony DCR-HC96 is the only camcorder left that I can find with LANC and A/V inputs....and it's being replaced in the next month or so. Any other suggestions?

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CCTV Guide
by AndyKeith / February 28, 2008 5:50 PM PST
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