Special Note About the Lanc and Audio/Video Cable:
The LANC adapter cables with Audio and Video will NOT work with any of the
2011 model camcorders listed below due to a change Sony made to these
specific camcorders. The LANC only adapter cable will work.
Scroll down the page and see the 2011 Notes.
|2011 USA Models
||International PAL Models
NOTE: Sony 2013 Camcorders require a special cable from Sony. The part number is VMC-AVM1
This cable will convert the new Multi-Port connection over to the
AV/R jack that is needed to connect the LANC adapter cables to the 2013 model of Sony Camcorders listed below.
Scroll down the page and read the 2013 Notes.
NOTE: About Sony 2014 and
The 2014 camcorders from Sony still have the Multi-Port jack, however, Sony has made the
VMC-AVM1 adapter cable incompatible with the 2014 and 2015 camcorders
and they have changed the LANC interface to a non-standard
format. So the only remote that will work with the 2014
and 2015 camcorders is the RM-VPR1 from Sony. This has a
very short cable length and can not be extended.
|These models do offer Wifi for remote control,
however, it is not very responsive and take up to a couple of seconds to
respond to the command making not very useful.
Only the models listed above are affected.
If your video camera is NOT listed, then it will work with no problems.
This is what Sony did to these models: ONLY the 2011 video cameras listed above, so when you plug in a cable with a LANC
connector, it disables the composite video output. You can still using the HDMI jack to get video out. You can thank Sony for this ridiculous change to the AV/R jack on only the 2011.
In 2012, Sony put the AV/R jack back to the way it was before 2011. So you will not have any problems with these camcorders.
On the 2013 models, Sony changed the LANC port to a new design, it is now called a Multi-Port. You will need to purchase the VMC-AVM1 adapter cable from Sony.
2014 and 2015 Notes:
On the 2014 and 2015 models listed above, Sony has made a change to the Multi-Port and on the 2014
camcorder models and the VMC-AVM1 will NOT work. On
these models you can control the record/zoom functions with the Sony
RM-VPR1 remote or you have to use WiFi. Now, the WiFi is not
very responsive and can take up to a couple of seconds for the camera to
respond to your command to zoom, record or focus. This makes
the WiFi not very useful.
So if you video camera is NOT listed above, you have nothing to worry about.
A few people have asked, why didn't we use a right angle 10 pin connector on our LANC Adapter. The reason is, on some
cameras, if you plug in a right angle 10 pin connector, it will cover some of the buttons/function switches on the video camera.
NOTE: We do NOT make custom cables. Sorry.
These cables do NOT work on the Sony EX1, EX1R and EX3 Video Cameras. The Sony EX1, EX1r, EX3 video
cameras are from Sony's Pro/Broadcast division. Even though they have an A/V jack, these video cameras do NOT use Lanc Controls. It takes a
special Lens Controller to control the zoom and record/pause. The LANC adapter will NOT work on the EX1, EX1r EX3 and other video cameras from the Pro/Broadcast division.
The RCA Female to Female Adapter is used to couple two cables together that have Male RCA plugs on the, such as the Lanc Adapter with Audio and Video
connections. If you are going to be using longer audio and video cables with the
LANC adapters, then you will need to couple the cables together with
the RCA Female to Female Adapter.
We Sell Video Cables for use with the LANC Adapter Cables
We Offer Video Only cables from 3ft to 25ft and
Audio/Video cables from 3ft to 25ft on this page.
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Dr. Ben McDonald, Reading PA.
"Dave from Studio 1 Productions has gone above and beyond to help troubleshoot my video output problems with my Sony
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great customer service. Looking forward to continuing to be your customer." Mike Yoneda, High Angle Video
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