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Need remote control with Pause for Sony 220

by kra777 / July 12, 2013 1:39 PM PDT

I want to be able to sop and continue recording. In other words a pause button,

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hmmm. I read the manual:
by boya84 / July 12, 2013 2:39 PM PDT
http://www.docs.sony.com/release/HDR-CX220_CX230_CX280_CX290_CX320_CX380_CX390_HDR-PJ220_PJ230_PJ320_PJ380_PJ390_guide_EN.pdf

Things that came in the box with the camcorder when new: Page 35. No wireless remote.

Did a search using "remote" in the pdf: 7 hits all associated with using the Sony TV's "Remote Commander" wireles remote to control the camcorder when connected to a Sony Bravia TV for playback only.

This camcorder has no capability to deal with a remote.

Most camcorders don't pause. Start/stop = file. To combine the files, get the captured video into a computer and edit with an AVCHD-capable video editor. Export/render the file...

Contrast this with camcorders that have remote capabilities:

This one uses a smartphone over wifi for the remote
http://store.sony.com/p/HDR-CX430V/en/p/HDRCX430V#features
(note: no pause)

This one comes with a wireless infrared remote:
http://www.docs.sony.com/release/HDR-PJ780E_PJ780VE_PJ790_PJ790E_PJ790V_PJ790VE_guide_EN.pdf
Page 33.

The CX220 (or PJ220) does not have wifi and does not have an infrared receiver to use the Sony Remote Commander in the way you require.
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I'm not asking for wifi or wireless remote. A wired remote
by kra777 / July 12, 2013 4:18 PM PDT

But thank you. What about Panasonic, Canon? I see Canon R300 has a remote advertised for it.

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I didn't know we could change camcorders.
by boya84 / July 13, 2013 2:21 AM PDT

For wired remotes we again look to the manuals... years ago, LANC wired remotes were common in the mid-high end consumer cams. Time passed. LANC at the consumer level went away. A few had a combo AV/ wired remote and that seems to have fallen off, too. Some of the Sonys currently allow integration with a "wired remote" on a tripod, but I am not aware of any extension cables or ease of removing the controller from the tripod (if that is needed).

LANC is generally at the prosumer and pro levels. Camcorders that use LANC use the standard 2.5mm 3-conductor connector, extensions are readily available - or easy to make. These camcorders are well outside your budget.

I've not seen "pause while recording" on any wired remote.

If you tell us what the application is, there may be other ways to do what you want.

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