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Old July 26th, 2008, 01:12 AM   #1
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LANC to SMPTE Time Code Adapter for the A1?

Has anyone had success with this sort of thing? I was surprised to come across this Fisher-Robotics Time Tool L Lance to SMPTE Time Code Adapter on http://www.markertek.com which states,
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Simply put the TIMETOOL 'L' generates timecode (SMPTE LTC) from most Sony/Canon DV (PAL/NTSC) camcorders.
The TIMETOOL 'L' is connected (via the supplied cable) to the LANC socket on a compatible camcorder. Once connected, the unit automatically switches to the correct frame-rate and synchronises it's timecode output with timing data extracted from the LANC port. ...
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Old July 26th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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Steven, that's an interesting find. Looks like it's still in beta, but worth keeping an eye on.

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Old July 31st, 2008, 05:45 AM   #3
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Interesting.
It reads the LANC data packets, extracts the information, stores changes in mode data to internal memory, and outputs a SMPTE timecode stream based on the timecode in the LANC stream.

I've not checked, but not all LANC streams contained a full time code information in past LANC-equipped camcorders. And FWIW there were two variants on time code in LANC streams, consumer and "professional." Not sure how that plays out with current production Canon camcorders.
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