The latest on Sony LANC

We’ve been asked about newer Sony and Canon camcorders and LANC compatibility.  It’s difficult to understand Sony’s thinking here, but they have introduced yet another connector on their cameras to access LANC functionality.  So to help sort this out, we thought the following information would be useful:

Your camcorder is LANC compatible (including all of Applied Logic’s LANC hardware and software products) if it has one of the following interfaces:

  • 2.5mm mini-plug jack generally marked as LANC, REMOTE, L, or Control-L
  • The multi-function socket marked as A/V-Remote (A/V R) or A/V
  • The newer multi-function socket marked ‘MULTI’.

Camcorders with 10pin A/V socket require adaptor type require either our ALE707 or ALE709 adapter cable.

Camcorders with MULTI socket require a Sony VMC-AVM1 and  one of the 10pin A/V adapters above.

Contact us if you have questions about your particular camera.  We have a comprehensive compatibility list and can help you get the correct cables for your setup.

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