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PowerPod-LANC: A special PowerPod for SONY, CANON, PANASONIC cameras with LANC remote connecters

PowerPod

The PowerPod-LANC is a compact motorized base that pans and tilts a camcorder under your computer's control. In addition, the PowerPod-LANC includes technology to control optical zoom and focus via the LANC connector found on many Sony, Canon, and Panasonic camcorders.

The PowerPod-LANC's combination of features make it a great choice for Sony owners interested in using their camcorders for computerized surveillance and webcamming. Robotic pan and tilt mean you conduct surveillance over a large space with a single camera that you point at different spots as needed. Or, use it as a hi-res webcam and move around the room freely while the camcorder follows you. Optical zoom control keeps the video quality sharp and professional, no matter how far away the subject is from the camera.

Features

The PowerPod-LANC has all the features of the regular PowerPod, but also includes technology to control the optical zoom of Sony camcorders via LANC. PowerPod-LANC handles camcorders up to 3 lbs in weight and connects to your computer via USB. Your camcorder's video signal connects separately via either Firewire, composite video connector or other method of your choice.

The PowerPod-LANC lets you:

  • Turn and swivel your camcorder on the fly from your PC
  • Controls lens zoom and focus from your PC
  • Remotely control motion and zoom over the Internet
  • Detect and track motion
  • Move through a series of preset positions
  • Capture video to disk
  • Capture still images at regular intervals
  • View captured images over the Internet

Purchase a PowerPod-LANC

Click here to order a PowerPod-LANC for just $189.99.

Not sure whether to get a PowerPod-LANC, regular PowerPod, or IR-Pod? View our hardware comparison chart here.

PowerPod-LANC Warranty

The Eagletron PowerPod-LANC comes with a one year manufacturer's warranty. For warranty details, click here.

What is LANC?

LANC is a connector found on Sony camcorders, and some camcorders from other manufacturers, that can accept lens control instructions. To check if your camcorder has the LANC connector that makes zoom control possible, look for for a small jack similar to a headphone connector, usually labelled with a stylized 'L.'

Camcorders with LANC

This is a partial list covering models we know have a LANC connector.

LANC is a wired remote communication interface developed by the Sony Corporation and is found primarily on Sony camcorders and some Canon camcorders. LANC (or Remote) compatible camcorders have one of the following two interface connectors:
1. An older, 2.5mm mini-plug jack generally marked as LANC, REMOTE, L, or Control-L.
2. A newer, multi-function 10-pin terminal marked as A/V Remote (A/V R) or sometimes A/V or A/V Out.
Both interfaces are supported and available in our Electronic AquaCam HDX Video Housings. Refer to your camcorder user's manual for LANC/Remote compatibility.

If you are looking at current Sony camcorder specifications (at SonyStyle.com or in your user's manual), look for "A/V Remote Terminal" under Connections and/or "Remote" in the list of Functions on that A/V terminal. Unfortunately, Sony is not consistent in listing the "Remote" Function under the "A/V Remote terminal," but the designation of "Remote" in the terminal name generally means the Remote Function is present.

Below is a guide listing of LANC/Remote Compatible Camcorder Models (HD/SD Digital and Analog) compiled from data gathered off the Internet. The very latest models may not be listed yet and the list may not show all compatible model numbers. This listing is sorted in alpha-numeric order and Sony camcorders are grouped by Series (i.e. DCR and HDR series).

Note: Camcorders with the A/V-Remote terminal are listed below in Blue, and those with a 2.5mm LANC/Remote jack are listed in Black.

Canon (various formats):

Elura, Elura 2 MC, Elura 40 MC, Elura 50
GL1, GL2
Optura, Optura 100 MC, Optura 200 MC, Optura PI
Vixia Series: HF-G10, HF-S20, HF-S21, HF-S30, HF-S200
ZR10, ZR20, ZR25 MC, ZR30 MC, ZR40 MC, ZR45 MC, ZR50 MC

Sony DCR-Series (Standard Definition) - A/V R LANC (blue), 2.5mm LANC (black):

DVD92, DVD100, DVD101, DVD103, DVD105, DVD200, DVD201, DVD203, DVD205, DVD300, DVD301, DVD305, DVD308, DVD403, DVD405, DVD408, DVD505, DVD508, DVD610, DVD650, DVD710, DVD810, DVD850, DVD910
HC16, HC20, HC21, HC26, HC30, HC32, HC40, HC42,
HC52, HC62, HC65, HC85, HC90, HC96, HC1000
IP45, IP55, IP210, IP220
PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, PC5, PC6, PC7, PC8, PC9, PC10, PC100, PC101, PC105, PC109, PC110, PC115, PC120BT, PC300, PC330, PC350, PC1000
SR45, SR47, SR60, SR62, SR65, SR66, SR67, SR68, SR80, SR82, SR85, SR87, SR88, SR100, SR200, SR220, SR220D, SR300
SX40, SX41, SX44, SX45, SX60, SX65, SX85, SX88
TRV5, TRV6, TRV7, TRV8, TRV9, TRV10, TRV11, TRV15, TRV16, TRV17, TRV18, TRV19, TRV20, TRV22, TRV25, TRV27, TRV30, TRV33, TRV38, TRV39, TRV40, TRV50, TRV70, TRV80, TRV85, TRV103, TRV110, TRV115, TRV120, TRV210, TRV230, TRV240, TRV310, TRV315, TRV320, TRV330, TRV340, TRV350, TRV350 D8, TRV510, TRV520, TRV525, TRV530, TRV720, TRV730, TRV740, TRV820, TRV830, TRV840, TRV900, TRV940, TRV950
VX700, VX7000

Sony HDR-Series (High Definition) - A/V R LANC (blue), 2.5mm LANC (black):

CX12, CX100, CX110, CX130, CX150, CX160, CX180, CX190, CX200. CX210, CX260v, CX300, CX350, CX360, CX500, CX520, CX550, CX560, CX580v, CX700, CX760v
HC1, HC3, HC5, HC7,
HC9
PJ10, PJ30, PJ30v, PJ50, PJ200, PJ260v, PJ580v, PJ710v, PJ760v
SR1, SR5, SR8,
SR10, SR11, SR12
TD-10, TD20v (3-D camcorders)
UX1, UX5, UX7,
UX10, UX20
XR100, XR150, XR160, XR200, XR260v, XR350, XR500, XR520, XR550

Sony HXR-Series (Pro-High Definition) - A/V R LANC (blue), 2.5mm LANC (black):

MC-50U

Old-Analog Hi8 and 8mm Camcorders with LANC jacks

Most 8mm and older-model Hi8 camcorders manufactured by the following will likely have a standard LANC jack: Sony, Canon, Nikon, Ricoh, Hitachi, Yashika, Sanyo, Olympus, Blaupunkt, Grundig, Fujix, Kyocera, Siemens, Fisher, and possibly other makes.
Note: the most recent Hi8 camcorder models (manufactured until a few years ago) generally do not have a LANC jack.

You should further verify if a particular 8mm or older-model Hi8 camcorder actually has a LANC jack (most do - some don't).


 
Sony:
CCD-SC55
CCD-TR3300
CCD-TR700
CCD-TR910
CCD-TRV101
CCD-V801
CCD-VX3
DCR-PC100
DCR-PC110
DCR-PC5
DCR-PC7
DCR-PC9
DCR-TRV11
DCR-TRV120
DCR-TRV130
DCR-TRV20
DCR-TRV230
DCR-TRV320
DCR-TRV330
DCR-TRV525
DCR-TRV530
DCR-TRV7
DCR-TRV720
DCR-TRV730
DCR-TRV820
DCR-TRV900
DCR-VX1000
DCR-VX2000
DCR-VX700
DCR-VX7000
DCR-VX9000
DHR-1000
DSR-11
DSR-20
DSR-30
DSR-PD100
DSR-PD150
DSR-V10
EV-S5000
EV-S7000
EV-S9000
GV-D1000
GV-D200
GV-D300
GV-D500
GV-D800
GV-D900
GVM20
GVS50
WV-D5

 
Canon:
A1
A1 Digital
A1MkII
A2
E850
Eleura-series
ES100
ES1000
ES1000
ES10V
ES170
ES170
ES2000
ES20V
ES2500
ES270
ES3000
ES4000
ES500
ES5000
ES550
ES600
ES6000
ES70
ES7000
ES750
ES80
ES800
ES870
ES90
ES970
EX1
EX2
GL1
H800
H850
H850
H900
HF G10
L1
L2
LX100
LX2
LX200
Optura-series
TAO Lport
UC1
UC1 color
UC2
UC20
UC20
UC40
UC5
UCS1
UCS3
UCS5
VIXIA HF S -Series
XL1(S)
XM1
ZR-series
Vixia HF G10
VIXIA HF G-Series
VIXIA HF M series models may have an ad on  LANC module which clips into the top mounted 'Smart Accessory Shoe"

 
Bauer:
VCC-860

 
Blaupunkt:
CC894
CCR880
CCR890
CCR900
CR8500
CR8600


 
Fisher:
FVC990
FVCP990

 
Fujix:
890
F122SW
F60W
F615
F620
FF60
FG122
P660

 
Grundig:
LC145
LC145
LC230
LC235
LX240
VS8100
VS8150
VS8250
VS8320

 
Kyocera:
KD50
KD5010
KDM7
KDM730
KDS5
KDS530

 
Fuji:
H80

 
Fujix:
FH80

 
Grundig:
LC175
LC180
LC285
LC485
LX280
VS8800

 
Kyocera:
KDH130

 
Nikon:
VN200
VN300
VN3000
VN310
VN3100
VN320
VN3200
VN330
VN350
VN400
VN500
VN5000
VN550
VN700
VN7000
VN720
VN7200
VN750
VN7500
VN760
VN8300
VN850
VN860
VN870
VN900
VN910
VN950
VN960
VN9600

 
Olympus:
VX52
VX81
VX82

 
Pentax:
PVEM100

 
Ricoh:
R105
R108H
R15
R16
R17C
R18H
R600S
R61
R610
R612
R66
R67
R680
R800
R800H
R808
R810
R830
R831
R86
R861
R87H
R88
R88H

 
Samsung:
SCX800

 
Sanyo:
VMD66
VMES77
VMES88
VMES99
VMEX30
VMEX70

 
Siemens:
FA136
FA144
FA146
FA166
FA179

 
Yashica:
H150
K170
KDH150
KDH170
KX3U
KXH1
KXH3
KXV1
KXV1U


Note to Canon owners: If your camcorder uses Firewire (IEEE 1394) for video output, you can use our regular PowerPod to control the camcorder's optical zoom via Firewire.

Canon owners please also note: Canon is seems to phasing out Firewire 400 with it's newer HD cameras, and has again begun to offer optical zoom control, through LANC, on many of it's newer camcorders.

A LANC port may be either built into the camera, or offered as a optional module that clips into the camera's "mini smart shoe".

PowerPod-IR

Want to control your PowerPod with a TV-remote instead of with your computer? Learn about the PowerPod-IR here.

 

 



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