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Control Your Camcorder Remotely

It isn’t difficult to control every aspect of your camcorder from some distance away. In fact, you can shoot video without having to touch your camcorder .

Sometimes, you need to take the camcorder out of your hand and stick it somewhere. For instance, you might be trying to film an animal that doesn’t like people, or you might want to film a party from the far corner of a room, while remaining in the shot yourself. Whatever the reason, being able to control the camcorder remotely makes recording more flexible.

Replacing the Remote

Most camcorders come with a remote control that allows you to control many of the features they offer remotely. But these remote controls aren’t generally that good; many of the ones I’ve used worked only from a few feet away. Fortunately, there are ways to get around this limitation: use a programmable remote control or use an infrared (IR) extender.


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