Summary: My wife bought me a a Sony tripod years ago to work with my Sony still camera. However, it had a built-in remote control arm which wouldn't plug into my new Canon Vixia HD vidoe camera. This adapter fit the bill and saved me from haivng to purchase a different tripod.
Not a worthwhile investment. it didn't work for me.
Joel G. Dietrich "VED creator", Amazon
11 March 2012
Summary: I'd hoped this would enable my wired remote control (LANC) to function with a tripod. It didn't work at all as intended...the Canon Vixia HF camera repeatedly cycled on and off...rendering the Remote and the camera useless.
Summary: This is rediculously over priced. Installs easily to the camcorder, but is useless unless you buy the way overpriced control that is the only one that talks to it. vivitar control heads do not work with this unit. Even though the interface protocol is suppose to be standard.
Summary: This adapter is only for the Remote Control. The Remote control is very expensive if you want to be able to turn the camera on/off. The supplied remote control that comes with mycamera is wireless and can do most of what you would do through this adapter.
Summary: ...if either you have a compatible camera or you try a workaround to fix the "buzz"... I first ordered this without knowing the "official" compatibility offerings... I have a Canon HF-S100. Well, the "audio-buzz" is definitely there.
Summary: At first this worked with only the HF11 after I bought my HF10, so I was out of consideration. But then rumors started. It worked in HF10's with noise on the audio line (the external input, which I use all the time with radio mics and the cam-3 AZDEN CAM-3 On-Camcorder Mini Audio Mixer So I...
Summary: The RA-V1 is not specifically advertised for my camcorder (Canon HF S10) but works well for me. The ability to start and stop recording as well as control the zoom is available via my LANC controller using this adapter.