Editing hi8 tapes without computer.

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Hotlips, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. Hotlips

    Hotlips Guest

    I have a hi8 camcorder with infrared remote control, but a Sony RM33EF
    editing machine from my old setup which requires the camera to have lanc
    remote control.
    Is there any way of adapting the lanc lead on the editor to enable it to
    'speak' to the infrared receiveron the camcorder?
    Or can anyone recommend a machine that could do the same job as the Sony,
    but with infrared control of the camcorder.
    I think I want to stay with this method as I've heard it's a slow process
    using PC based editors.
    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Hotlips, Sep 5, 2003
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  2. Your Hi-8 camcorder should have an LANC jack, if it's a Sony or a
    Canon or one of the Sony-clone brands. Some of the old models have a
    5-pin Control-L, mini-DIN jack, which carries the same control protocol
    as LANC, but you need an adapter cord with a 3-pin micro-miniplug
    (3/32-inch), on one end and a 5-pin mini-DIN on the other, to make it
    work. Good luck in finding one nowadays. I made my own years ago.
    Some of the old analog edit controlers would accept a mix of infrared
    remote and LANC from two units.

    Steve McDonald
    Steve McDonald, Sep 6, 2003
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  3. Hotlips

    Hotlips Guest

    My camcorder is a Samsung (W75D) and it only has infrared.
    My Sony controller has infrared to control the recorder, but the player must
    be LANC (which my old Sony had).
    Hotlips, Sep 6, 2003
  4. Hotlips says:

    Well, I guess it's time to learn some manual editing (crash
    editing) tricks. It's not so bad with a little practice and certainly
    is the cheapest of all options.

    Steve McDonald
    Steve McDonald, Sep 7, 2003
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