Universal Camera Controller Board
JVC J-LIP (Plug-n-Play for JVC Camcorders)
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
Universal just purchase the PixController Universal with the JVC JLIP Chip.
DIP Switch Setup Information
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
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
(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,
and J9 solder jumpers.
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
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.
Powering up your LANC-JVC-U
power to your LANC-JVC-U configured Universal board you must follow these
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.
With a recommended 4 AA Cell
battery supply you will get approximately 12 months of continuous use.
NiMH Rechargeable Batteries Here
Compatible JVC JLIP Devices (Camcorders and
(Note: This is not a
Camcorders with JLIP Jacks
with JLIP Jacks