[AG-TECH] re: Canon VC-C4

John I Quebedeaux Jr johnq at lsu.edu
Thu Oct 14 15:05:30 CDT 2004

We have two and have the same problem with the remotes but compared to 
the Sony's (we have DVI30's and 100's) I like the D30's best so far. 
The Canons are small, light, compact, and are great for that (we use 
them on our portable node). That's just me though. I've been wanting to 
try to serial interface for the Canons but haven't had time to try them 
with those cameras....

-John Q.
John I. Quebedeaux, Jr.
Louisiana State University
Computer Manager / LBRN & CCT / 131 Life Sciences Bldg. & 339 Johnston 
e-mail: johnq at lsu.edu or johnq at cct.lsu.edu / web: http://lbrn.lsu.edu & 
phone: 225-578-0062 / fax: 225-578-2597

On Oct 14, 2004, at 1:29 PM, Anne M. Hammond wrote:

> We have two Canon VC-C4, and like them very much.  They
> zoom and focus nicely.
> One thing I don't like about the VC-C4 is the way the
> remote controls a camera.  Specifically:
> We set up each camera to have an ID number, ID1 and ID2.
> On the remote, when you press ID1, the remote controls only affect
> camera ID1.  Camera ID2 becomes inactive.
> One would like, on the second remote to press ID2 and be
> able to control only the second camera, ID2.  However, pressing
> ID2 on the second remote turns off control to the camera ID1 for
> both remote controls.
> So you cannot have two people with two different remotes,
> each controlling one camera.  The remotes interfere.
> You might investigate how this works on other remote controlled
> cameras, if this is important to your setup.
> Anne Hammond
> University of Colorado at Boulder

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