Applied Logic has released a circuit that allows for two camcorders to be controlled via one input. This is similar to the developments at BS Kinetics, reported about in our 2010 DEMA coverage. The ability to do this is especially useful in 3D set ups when two cameras are employed to give a stereoscopic 3D view, and hence must be synchronized.
Applied Logic has just announced a new embedded controller for Sony and Canon camcorders that can control up to two cameras simultaneously. One of exciting uses for this type of product is its application in 3D (stereoscopic) recording where two cameras are used and both cameras must synchronized for successful recording. This controller determines the camera information regarding acceptable recording sync, which is displayed on the on-board LEDs for a visual indicator to the end user.
This controller works in two ways – it has 9 on-board buttons that are pre-programmed to control the following camera functions simultaneously in cameras:
- Zoom In.
- Zoom Out.
- Focus Auto/Manual.
- Focus In.
- Focus Out.
- Photo Capture.
- Record Start/Stop.
- Power On.
- Power Off.
In addition, this controller contains a USB connector which can be used to the board to a PC so that both cameras can optionally be controlled from a PC. Our ALE704 LANC Controller software has been expanded to provide camera control for this new controller.
This controller is available for single camera or dual camera control. Check out the Applied Logic website for details and for ordering information.