Wednesday, 10 October 2012

LANC-Ctrl for Sony CX cameras

This is just a quick post to show you the Lanc-Ctrl working on a Sony cx740. This is a great little device if you have a sony cx series camera with the LANC control port. It allows you to start and stop recording, take still photos and control the zoom functions. It has an ultra-bright LED status light so you can see exactly what it's doing from the ground.

If you're thinking of moving to a 2 man aerial filming operation, then this device simply adds more control for the camera operator to allow them to capture those special shots. The cost is just shy of €75 and is available here:

Here is a video of my friend G testing it out on his trusty Vortex-8 Octocopter, which I will hopefully be doing an article on soon. As you can see, the Sony cx740 is a really great camera for aerial video and has a superb 'balanced optical steadyshot' stabilisation system that really helps to get rid of vibration. Coupled with the LANC-Ctrl this is a great combination for filming with a multicopter.

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