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Old May 22, 2005, 5:51 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'd like to build a simple REC/SBY button and status LED controller for my sony drc-pc105.

Can enyone help me how to start? or send me circuit dwgs or detailes?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 4, 2005, 4:41 PM   #2
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You will need to use an embedded controller (like a PIC) and write assembler or c code to communicate to the camera using the LANC port. I have built several for my own projects which also switches power to a bulltet camera, but it is probable cheaper to get them from places like www.helmetcamera.com because you will spend a lot more just buying software and having custom pc boards made for this project.
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Old Dec 7, 2005, 5:47 AM   #3
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I have the sony DCR-PC330 which can take video and good enough still photos (3.1 Megapixels). I have this is in paraglidinghelmet and is using the CamEye II lanc controller to control the video camera. It switches it on and off ,standby ,record with a nice led that shows you in which mode you are,when battery is flat etc. All very nice but you can't take a photo. When the sony is in video mode, by pressing the photo button on the side of the camera mode it will take a picture (still) and store it onto the memo stick. I want to know if I can do it through the/any lanc controller ? Do you now if sucha controller exists for helmets ?If not, I would say there is a market for it as i have not found such a controller and i am sure I am not the only one that also want to take some normal pictures with the video camera? Help anyone ?
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