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Sony Announces Major Update To Monitor & Control App With Expanded Compatibility And Enhanced Features

SAN DIEGO, CA – May 30, 2024. Sony Electronics announces the release of Monitor & Control (M&C) app version 2.0.0, an updated offering for Creators’ Cloud for individuals, bringing a suite of powerful new features and expanded compatibility for filmmakers and content creators. This latest update underscores Sony’s commitment to delivering innovative tools that enhance the creative process.

The “Monitor & Control" mobile app for visual content creators supports a myriad of Cinema Line and Alpha cameras and enables wireless monitoring, precise exposure adjustment, and intuitive focus control on smartphones and tablets, effectively transforming these devices into wireless monitors with professional camera controls. Key features include real-time exposure monitoring, customizable histograms and waveforms, remote control of camera settings, and advanced color settings, providing creators with a more flexible workflow without needing a separate external monitor. It also offers intuitive focus controls, enabling touch focus, autofocus sensitivity adjustments, and Real-time Tracking directly from a mobile device. The on-screen control bar provides precise manual focus adjustments, with configurable settings for focus transition speeds, limits, and magnification.

Expanded Compatibility

The M&C v2.0.0 app now supports a wider range of camera models, including BURANO, FX6, FX3, FX30, Alpha 1, Alpha 9 III, and Alpha 7S III. This expansion ensures more creators can benefit from the advanced monitoring and control capabilities offered by M&C.

Multi-Camera Monitoring

Exclusive to iPad OS, the Multi-Camera Monitoring feature allows setting adjustments, control and display of up to four cameras. This function supports both wired and wireless connections through Wi-Fi routers or hotspots, providing flexibility for various shooting environments.

Key Improvements For BURANO And FX6

  • Monitoring Resolution: Enhanced support for FX6, bringing it on par with other high-end models.
  • Exposure Monitoring: New support for BURANO and FX6, enabling precise exposure adjustments with tools like waveform, false color, histogram and zebra.
  • LUT Import: FX6 now supports Look-Up Table (LUT) import directly from mobile devices, allowing real-time application to live view.

Enhanced Monitoring Features

  • Full Screen Monitoring: Provides an unobstructed view of live images across all supported models.
  • Focus Map: Available for FX6, this feature offers intuitive focus control by visualizing depth settings.

User Interface Improvements

  • Simple UI: The updated interface matches the camera body design of CineAlta cameras, ensuring an intuitive user experience.
  • Intuitive Controls: Frequently used settings can easily be controlled from a smartphone or tablet including; frame rate, sensitivity, shutter speed, ND filter2, look, and white balance.
  • Focus Modes Integration: Seamlessly control focus while monitoring.
  • Improved White Balance Settings UI: Allows for more accurate adjustments of Kelvin scale.
  • Anamorphic De-Squeeze Display: Correctly displays images shot with anamorphic lenses.
  • Grid Line: Assists in composing shots with a thirds grid overlay.

Tool Menu Enhancements

Users can select and customize up to three tools for their screen, including advanced adjustments for options like waveform, histogram, false color, zebra, de-squeeze, grid lines, and rotation.

The “Monitor & Control"  mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices.1

About Sony Electronics Inc.

Sony Electronics is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America and an affiliate of Sony Group Corporation, one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world, with a portfolio that encompasses electronics, music, motion pictures, mobile, gaming, robotics and financial services. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Sony Electronics is a leader in electronics for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service. Sony Electronics creates products that innovate and inspire generations, such as the award-winning Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras and revolutionary high-resolution audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions from 4K professional broadcast and A/V equipment to to industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit https://pixt.me/sonynews for more information.

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1Some cameras will require latest firmware update. Please check the website for compatible camera software versions.

2FX6 and BURANO

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