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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Arduino Speaks to LANC Devices (Camera)

Part of an upcoming installation for Judy Radul, may use the Arduino Board to control a sony LANC camera, so I hacked up a test, which works great thanks to some fancy code to detect the framing boundaries for LANC, here it is. Enjoy!

Open source so let me know if you hack it some more.

15 comments:

  1. Any special circuit associated ?

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  2. Great work, Brady. I've built a derivative work, which I call Zoomduino. It uses your source code with a potentiometer to control zoom direction and speed. I've got it working with my XH-A1, and it successfully powers the Arduino from the LANC port.

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  3. This is exactly what I was looking for, may alas ... the ftp doesn't seem to work anymore. Any chance of an updated link?

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  4. thanks goose, and i've testest the FTP, the ftp://ftp.furiousgreencloud.com/Arduino-LANC/01-00/Arduino%20LANC.zip is the full url.

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  5. No special circuit is required just a custom cable.

    from the README:

    1. Make a LANC Cable & Connect Up the Ardunio

    This is an "open connector" which i not NOT fully understand. Anyway get a 2.5" Stereo Connector from you local electronics store.
    This is a Ring, Tip, Sleeve connector.

    - Connect the Sleeve to GND of the Arduino Board
    - Connect the Tip to the Digital PIN #3 on the Arduino Board

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  6. Hello i just discover Arduino
    Can somebody can tell me hox to ad the switch on the arduino to control the camera
    and tell me how can know hox to set a contriol to this switch
    thank you

    philippe.madeira@free.Fr

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  7. Is somebody have tried to make a LANC remote controle with this system
    tahnk you

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  8. is somebody can help me to understand this program
    i like to add a record buton
    thank you

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  9. hello
    i try to make it work with Arduino Duemilanove without sucess

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  10. if I want to use two buttons instead of a potentiometer, can someone give me help, many thanks

    Marcello

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  11. if I want to use two buttons instead of a potentiometer, can someone give me help, many thanks

    Marcello

    marcello.easy@gmail.com

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  12. This code was tested on Duemilanove and ArduninoBT and works with the only 2 camera i've had access to a SONY and a CANON. I'll post the model numbers soon.

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  13. I also highly recommend a camera which support the VISCA protocol for precise automated control of all aspects of your camera.

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