Our LANC adapters do NOT influence or alter the LANC protocol. The LANC signal is passed through the LANC adapters to the video camera.
Most of the Newer Sony consumer
video cameras don't have the standard 2.5mm LANC jack as shown below.
Sony has changed the LANC jack to a 10 Pin "D" Connecter shown on the left or a Multiport Connector shown on the right in the picture below.
What LANC Adapter will I need for my video camera?
Below are pictures of the
3 different style LANC connections that Sony is using. Below is a
picture of the Standard LANC jack.
Sony 10 pin "D"
Below is a picture of the 10 pin "D" connector found on
some Sony video cameras. This connecter will generally be labeled, A/V
or AV/R or AVR or AV Remote.
NOTE 1: About the 10 Pin "D" Style LANC Adapter
cable with Audio/Video:
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,
item # LANC10A, will work. Scroll down the page and see the 2011 Notes.
|2011 USA Models
||International PAL Models
Sony 2013, 2014 and 2015 Camcorders
and the new Multiport Connector
NOTE 2: Sony
2013 Camcorders require a special cable Sony adapter cable. The part
number is VMC-AVM1. We carry them on the right.
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.
Sony 2013 Model Camcorders
Sony 2013 Model Camcorders
NOTE: About Sony 2014 and 2015 Camcorders
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.
|Sony 2014 Models
|Sony 2015 Models
|NOTE: 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.
MORE NOTES: Please Read.
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.