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Old August 22nd, 2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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Alternative to Canon Console software?

I tried Canon Console 1.1 a while ago and while I was very impressed with its potential, in practice I found it to be very problematic (in particular, it would often stop displaying the image on its monitor and require uninstall/install). I did not pursue it and used OnLocation instead.

Now I need to remote-control my XH-A1 mounted on a crane, but I see that Canon Console support seems to have been abandoned without an update and I don't particularlly feel like troubleshooting the problem I experienced on different machines.

Is there software out there that'll let me operate zoom and focus remotely on the XH-A1? I've thought of using a lanc remote, but it's pretty limited in scope.

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Old August 22nd, 2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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Having used both LANC and Console to remotely operate zoom and focus, I would have to say that LANC is far more preferable. Canon's ZR-2000 wired remote LANC controller isn't limited in scope by any means... it duplicates the zoom speed control found on the XL H and XH series bodies, and offers focus assist capabilities as well as exposure control.
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 06:22 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris.

BTW, I just realized I started the thread in the wrong Canon forum... :-(
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 09:52 PM   #5
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Hi Jacques................

Or, as Tomasz kindly pointed out yesterday, you could check these out to see if any fit the bill..........

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/remote-le...manfrotto.html


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