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PixController Universal Camera Controller Board 
JVC J-LIP (Plug-n-Play for JVC Camcorders)

Overview Specs Board Dimensions Motion Sensor Camera Port Phone Jack 2.5mm Port




Introduction

The JVC JLIP PixController Universal is a complete electronic kit to construct a Wildlife Video Surveillance Camera System, or Remote Video Security System. It uses an integrated Passive Infrared (PIR) detector which detects body heat and motion to trigger any JVC JLIP compatible Video Camcorder.  The board will send a command to the attached camcorder to power the camcorder on, record video for a user set amount of time, then power the camcorder off. The advantage of this type of unit is that you simply connect your camcorder to the board with the the supplied 2.5mm cable. No camcorder modifications are needed. Note: This will only work on JVC models with a JLIP port.  See below "What is a JLIP port". The User Switch Settings let you adjust the delay between recording sessions, set the amount of recording time, and setup the Walk-Test PIR mode. To purchase the JVC JLIP PixController Universal just purchase the PixController Universal with the JVC JLIP Chip.



Universal Board DIP Switch Setup Information

  LANC-JVC-U DIP Switch Settings

What is a JLIP Port?       

JLIP was developed by JVC and stands for "Joint Level Interface Protocol". This is basically a RS-232 controller much like our digital camera RS-232 controller. It is a general purpose protocol that JVC established for controlling AV devices. JLIP support is found on most JVC VHS-C, SVHS-C and MiniDV camcorders and on some top of the line JVC VCRs. JLIP connectors are usually 1/8" (3.5mm), or 3/32" (2.5mm)  mini plugs - about the size of a Walkman headphone. (similar to, but not the same as LANC jacks)

JLIP sockets are normally labeled "JLIP", "EDIT", or "Digital Still", "PC", or designated with a special JLIP symbol that resembles a "J" inscribed in a square. To determine whether or not your camcorder or VCR is JLIP compatible check the camcorder or VCRs users manual, ask your dealer, or contact the manufacturer directly.

Note: "JLIP", "EDIT" are a 3.5mm JLIP port, and the "Digital Still", "PC", are a 2.5mm JLIP port.

Plug-N-Play


This is a Plug-n-Play system. Simply plug in your cable between your JVC camcorder and your Universal board with the LANC-JVC-U PIC chip and you're ready to go!


JVC camcorder JLIP Port Examples

JLIP ports are found in various places on your JVC camcorder. Check with your JVC camcorder manual to see if your JVC camcorder has a JLIP port and where it is located. Below are some examples of where these ports can be found.

Note: If your JVC camcorder has a 2.5mm JLIP port then you will use the 2.5mm connector on the Universal board, however if your JVC camcorder has a 3.5mm port then you will need to solder a 3.5mm cable into the Universal board camera port. Radio Shack Part Number 42-2387A (3.5mm male to male cable) are items you can purchase. For more information on wiring please read below.



Connecting your JVC camcorder to the PixController Universal Board

 (2.5mm version only) 
 These are the "PC" or "Digital Still" JLIP Ports found on JVC camcorders


 Universal Board Camera Port Wiring Information
 Wire RS-232 Rx (J14 pin 5) to the Tip of the 2.5mm male cable
 Wire RS-232 Tx (J14 pin 6) to the Mid ring of the 2.5mm male cable
 Wire Ground (J14 pin 7) to the Base ring of the 2.5mm cable

 Universal Board 2.5mm connector Jumper Configuration (you need not wire the Camera Port if you use the 2.5mm connector)
 Solder jumpers: J1, J6, and J9 (see below)

For JVC's with 2.5mm JLIP Port


Photo example of the J1, J6 and J9 solder jumpers.
Click on photo for a larger image.

In order to use the 2.5mm port with JVC camcorder you must configure the solder jumpers. For more information click here. You must solder jumpers  J1, J6, and J9. Then simply connect the Universal board to your camcorder with the supplied 2.5mm cable. Note, use the 2.5mm Universal board connector only in conjunction with JVC camcorders with 2.5mm JLIP ports. JVC JLIP 2.5mm camcorder port are usually marked "PC" or "Digital Still". If your camcorder has the 3.5mm JLIP port the you must use the Universal Board Camera port.

 (3.5mm version only) 
 These are the "J-LIP" or "EDIT" JLIP Ports found on JVC camcorders


  Universal Board Camera Port Wiring Information
  Wire RS-232 Rx (J14 pin 5) to the Tip of the 3.5mm male cable
  Wire LANC/JVC JLIP Tx (J14 pin 4) to the Mid ring of the 3.5mm male cable
  Wire Ground (J14 pin 7) to the Base ring of the 3.5mm cable


 
Radio Shack Part Number 42-2387A (3.5mm male to male cable)


  2.5mm (3/32") and 3.5mm (1/8") Cable Information

New Style Cable

      

    The Base Ring is the Copper solder braid. (JLIP Ground)
    Mid Ring is the Red wire.  (JLIP Tx or LANC/JVC Tx)
    Tip is the White wire. (JLIP Rx)



Old Style Cable

        

    The Base Ring is the Copper solder braid. (JLIP Ground)
    Mid Ring is the White wire. (JLIP Tx or LANC/JVC Tx)
    Tip is the Red wire. (JLIP Rx)


   Note2: If you re-configure the 2.5mm port you MUST remove any previous solder jumpers first.

 

 




2.5mm JVC JLIP connector
(3 contacts)


3.5mm JVC JLIP connector
(4 contact)


3.5mm JVC JLIP connector
(3 contact)

Powering up your LANC-JVC-U Universal Board
When applying power to your LANC-JVC-U configured Universal board you must follow these steps:

  1. Start with both the camcorder off and the Universal board off.
  2. Plug the 2.5mm cable in between the camcorders JLIP port and the Universal boards 2.5mm port.
  3. Power on the camcorder (into Auto or Manual Record mode).
  4. Power on the Universal board.

If you see a blinking green LED this means you powered up/down the LANC-JVC-U board too quickly. Please power down the camcorder and Universal board, and unplug the 2.5mm cable, wait for 30-60 seconds, then follow steps 1-4.

Adding an External MIC to your system


Add an external MIC to your JVC JLIP system (if your JVC camcorder has a 3.5mm MIC port). You can purchase a MIC for only $4.00 under our trail camera accessories.


Connecting a Halogen light for night videos

             
               PixController Video Light

By using the Universal boards External Light port you can connect a variety of external light sources for night filming. . This can be used for color night filming and will reach out well past 50 feet.  The external light port can switch up to a 4.2 amp light.

Batteries
With a recommended 4 AA Cell battery supply you will get approximately 12 months of continuous use. 
Purchase NiMH Rechargeable Batteries Here


Compatible JVC JLIP Devices (Camcorders and VCR's)
(Note: This is not a complete list.)

Camcorders with JLIP Jacks

JVC

GR-DV1U

GR-AX210U

GR-AX410U

GR-AX310U

GR-AX655U

GR-AX510U

GR-AX650U

GR-AXM1U

GR-AX311U

GR-AX425U

GR-AX610U

GR-AX710U

GR-AX810U

GR-AX910U

GR-AXM4U

GR-AX911U

GR-AX1010U

GR-DVM1DU

GR-DVM1U

GR-AXM2U

GR-AXM10U

GR-AXM30U

JVC

GR-AX220U

GR-AX26U

GR-AX420U

GR-AX46U

GR-AX425U

GR-AXM60U

GR-AXM20U

GR-AX720U

GR-AX76U

GR-AXM25U

GR-AXM70U

GR-AX625U

GR-AX820U

GR-AX920U

GR-AX96U

GR-AXM80U

GR-AXM40U

GR-AXM50U

GR-DLS1U

GR-DVL9000U

GR-DVXPROU

GR-DVXU

JVC

GR-AX230U

GR-AX27U

GR-AX430U

GR-AX47U

GR-AXM100U

GR-AXM900U

GR-AX730U

GR-AX77U

GR-AX830U

GR-AXM270U

GR-AXM300U

GR-AXM750U

GR-AXM670U

GR-AXM57U

GR-AXM500U

GR-AX930U

GR-AX97U

GR-AXM800U

GR-AXM650U

GR-AXM400U

GR-AXM700U

GR-AXM600U

JVC

GR-AXM900U

GR-DV3U

GR-DVM5U

GR-AX640U

GR-AXM210U

GR-AX840U

GR-AX841U

GR-AXM310U

GR-AXM510U

GR-AX940U

GR-AX941U

GR-AXM511U

GR-AXM710U

GR-AXM910U

GR-SXM515U

GR-SXM915U

GR-DVF10U

GR-DVA1U

GR-DVF20U

GR-DVM50U

GR-DVL9500U

GR-DVM70U

VCRs with JLIP Jacks

JVC

HR-S9400U

HR-S9500U

HR-S9600U

 

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