View Full Version : Building my own LANC remote
June 16th, 2004, 09:04 AM
Im in the process of building my own underwater housing for my XM2 (european version of GL2).
To control the camera I built a little LANC remote based on some other sites that I found on the web. The thing works, but it could definetly be improved.
Complete plans and info can be found at http://www.area69.com/lanc/
If anybody knows assembler and PIC programming and wants to help out, please email me!
Alex T. Hurter
June 16th, 2004, 12:17 PM
Do you have the plans or progress photos of the underwater housing? I would be very interested in seeing those.
June 16th, 2004, 01:19 PM
Im hunting parts at the moment. Ill post progress if there is any... :-)
June 17th, 2004, 10:50 AM
That is so cool! Thank you!
But why do you need "assembler and PIC programming" I understood (from your site) you figured that out?!
June 18th, 2004, 07:21 AM
here is a great site for a do it yourself underwater housing http://www.wakeworld.com/articles/2003/housing.asp I built mine with a few modifications and a Ikelite waterproof button($32) for around $ 75 works awesome too
December 15th, 2004, 07:54 AM
"If anybody knows assembler and PIC programming and wants to help out, please email me!"
Figured this out?
November 27th, 2006, 09:53 PM
I would like to build my own LANC Controller. However when I go to http://www.area69.com/lanc/ nothing exist anymore.
Would it be possible for me to get more information about this ?
November 28th, 2006, 02:29 AM
Hi, you can find the info on: http://vec.mine.nu/lanc/ There is another project at: http://plazma.kapsi.fi/diy/lanc_controller/index.html
November 9th, 2010, 04:55 PM
I have recently finished my own diy lanc based in large part on your design. One problem I am running into is the photo command. I am using a Sony HDR-SR12. When I input photo, the camera only prepares to take the picture, as if I had pressed the photo button halfway down. The photo write command does nothing at all. Does anyone have a suggestion on a hex or binary lanc command to use for a one button press photo capture. The command I am using that does not work is byte 0= 18h byte 1= 39h.
Help would be greatly appreciated.
November 10th, 2010, 02:18 AM
This was an old project for me and I never tried the photo functions since my camera at the time didn´t take very good stills.
Have you checked this page The SONY LANC protocol (http://www.boehmel.de/lanc.htm)
Maybe command 2B (photo write) will work?
There is also a "Photo save" code, but im not sure if that is for when the camera is in video mode.
July 2nd, 2011, 09:23 AM
Sorry for the long delay in replying. I tried each of those with no luck, but I appreciate your reply.
July 4th, 2011, 12:47 AM
... the good 'ol days of PIC programing 16F84 etc