As the title says, I have a Canon Vixia HFM40 without LANC. I was wondering if I can hook up an Arduino Uno to my camcorder, and then program it to record video for a set amount of time, on a time interval.
I want the Arduino Uno to turn on the camcorder, hit record, record for 10 minutes, then turn off. 4 hours later I want it to repeat the whole process, 4 hours later I want it to repeat the process for a third time, etc. etc.
So far all the reading I have done has led me to believe that LANC is the main way that you control a Camcorder, however, are there any other ways to do it?