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Does your PowerPod-LANC product work with the Sony HDR line?

Detailed Question:

Does your PowerPod-LANC product work with the Sony HDR line? Specifically, the SR-1, SR-7 and SR-11? I would like to know before I buy one of these, because I am interested in using one of these camcorders with your product. Thanks!

Answer:

Since you asked about the LANC PowerPod we're assuming that you are interested in zoom control as well as pan & tilt.

We've had a look at the technical specs of these cameras and it seems that none of them support LANC or IE1394 / FireWire / iLink connections, which would allow control of the optical zoom.


If you had your heart set on a Sony, you should look for a model that has a LANC port. That way you'll be able to remotely control the optical zoom of your camera using the LANC control.

Secondly, look at the weight of the camera, that will tell you which model of pod to choose; TrackerPod (for cameras up to 1 pound), MotorPod (cameras up to 2 pounds), or PowerPod (cameras from 0.75 pounds to 3 pounds).

A second way to control the optical zoom is through a IE1394 / FireWire / iLink connection, using our DVdriver software. If you have a firewire port on your computer you can control the optical zoom on a camera that supports FireWire.

A good choice of camera to look at may be the Canon HV20 or the Canon HV30. You can use either one of these cameras with a MotorPod, for pan/tilt control, and a Firewire conection, DVdriver for zoom control.








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