German video engineers Digi-Dat has announced the release of the ste-fra LANC Canon XF, a stereoscopic LANC remote control specially developed for the Canon XF series. The remote allows the synchronous control of two cameras, via a cable up to 100m long. All functions work in stereo mode (both cameras get the same command) or for each camera independently. This single control allows controlling the lens shift of each camera individually. It is thus possible to adjust vertical position very accurately as well as adjusting the convergence by shifting the lenses without ending with images showing a keystone distortion.
For a 3D mirror rig you can adjust the image orientation (mirrored/flipped) for each camera individually. The single control can also change all settings individually for example, color correction which is needed for 3D mirror setups to correct the color shift resulting from the half mirror. It is likely that the remote’s functions will be incorporated into the controls of 3D underwater housings.