The LED issue can be custom done. Take a piece of acrylic (plexiglass is the brand name) and extend it out to where
you need it. The acrylic acts as a magnifying glass.
Or, desolder the LEDs and extend them out to where you need.
The 1/8th inch AV in and out can be replaced with BNC connectors as below. Last pic below.
The one touch recording can be done quite easily with a spare remote and a 2 momentary push buttons, some
wire and soldering.
The remote PCB happens to be the same depthc as the R2 board. So it fits nicely inside and on top of the R2. The
battery for the remote is removed and the remote pcb is now wired to the R2 board.
Buy an extra remote. Take the button cover off with an exacto knife. Expose the remote PCB. You will see all
the carbon button pads. Unscrew the 4 phillp screws in each corner. Remove the PCB.
Now, in order to make your own "two switch" power ON and Record, take a look at the pics below.
The 2 switch wires are wired across the ON and RECORD pads only. When you press the red ON switch it is the same
as pressing the power on pad.
The same for the RECORD switch.
A 2 stage timer with momentary dry outputs can also be used. The first pulse turns on the power, the second pulse turns on the record. A 3rd momentary button labelled "kill" presses the ON again to shut off the R2.
There is also a "one button" tiny circuit that I have built to learn 4 codes from the R2 remote. It is pictured in the last
pic, upper right.