I want to purchase a camcorder that has both AV in and LANC capabilities. This is for an in car camera for use in car rallying where I will be using a separate "lipstick" camera to provide the feed to the AV in port. As I want to mount the camcorder in a steel foam filled box in the boot of the car, the infra red controller will be no good. Hence I want to use a LANC controller mounted on the dash to turn recording on and off when we start and finish stages of the rallies. As I understand it so far from searching various web sites, LANC may be q an old technology and many of the more modern camcorders seem not to have a LANC port. I have seen however that some camera's microphone terminal doubles up as a LANC. Is this right? I was looking at buying a Canon MV600i but can't be sure from my searches whether the LANC will work on this. Can anyone help?