Sony Video Camera Control Hack



The goal of this project was to build a quick-and-dirty interface which would turn on a Sony video camera when a motion detector saw an animal moving. The camera dynamics requires that power be applied first, then about a second later the record button needs to be pressed. The motion detector relay applied camera power. The following circuit waits a second, then supplies a one second switch closure to the remote control. The record button on the remote was directly connected to this circuit.

The Circuit


Pictures of the finished device

Including the camera, hacked remote control, and motion sensor.