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Kenneth Tong July 26th, 2006 04:21 AM

Cheap Lanc Controller for GL1
 
The Canon Lanc controller (ZR1000?) is really too expensive in Hong Kong (HK$1890) and I saw some 3rd party lanc controllers on the web. Will they work?

I tried the sony lanc controller (sold with the tripord for just HK$400) but it did not work?

I intended to use a lanc controller when I video theatre performances with tripod.


Can anyone help?

John E Harris July 26th, 2006 05:23 AM

I've just bought myself a GIOTTOS UNIVERSAL LANC CAM CONTROLLER RC 2030 from eBay. Works with Sony and Canon (basically anything with a LANC port). £24.99 before p+p.

John

Chris Hurd July 26th, 2006 05:28 AM

No Ebay links here please -- you can buy that controller from our sponsor, B&H. Thanks,

Harold Schreiber July 26th, 2006 08:25 AM

Hi Kenneth,

If your Cam came with an Infrared Remote (that can control the Zooming), have you considered setting it up to use ??? It can be done with FiberOptic cable. That way you can attach it to your T-Pod's control handle(s) or hold it free hand.

I've set all 4 of my Sony Cams up this way, in addition to using the Sony T-Pod's wired remote handles. On one T-Pod, I run custom made Dual Control Handles (extendable 2' to 4' ) with an Infrared Remote on each handle. Makes Video life much easier for me.

Harold

Kenneth Tong July 26th, 2006 07:38 PM

Cheap lanc controller
 
Yes! My XM1 does have a wireless remote control. I will try your method. Thanks!

Kenneth Tong July 27th, 2006 03:08 AM

Cheap lanc controller
 
Hi Harold

After some thought I have to ask you again. I am not very good at DIY stuff. Would you tell me in better detail the way to attach the fibre optic cables to the wireless control and the camera receiver?

Kenneth

Harold Schreiber July 27th, 2006 08:14 AM

Hi Kenneth,

Send me a PM or E-Mail with your E-Mail address. I'll send you Pics of the Mod.

Harold

Kenneth Tong July 28th, 2006 03:32 AM

Hi Harold!

My e-mail address: mktong2002@yahoo.com.hk

Thank you in advance!

Kenneth

Harold Schreiber July 28th, 2006 02:25 PM

Hi Kenneth,

I've sent you a few Pics to get started.

Harold

Cole McDonald July 28th, 2006 07:39 PM

I'd look at those pix too if possible...sounds like a good solution :)

knightscape at charter dot net


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