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Sony Announces New Updates to Camera Remote SDK

SAN DIEGO, CA – October 12, 2022 – Sony Electronics Inc. today launched an updated version (version 1.06) of its Camera Remote Software Development Kit (SDK), adding compatibility with Cinema Line Cameras, the FX6, FX3, and FX30 and key functionality to support third parties in the development of bespoke applications utilizing the industry-leading performance of Sony cameras1.

Version 1.06 of the Camera Remote SDK, which is available to download for free starting today, offers new features that are particularly important in the areas of inspection, and multi-camera production.

A newly added Drone GPS sync with location information transfer function enables linking GPS information to still images in real-time with high precision. This is done by sending “ImageID”2 from SDK.

New operational menu settings, including the Reset / Save Settings, provides smooth and efficient workflows, especially when multiple takes are needed in a row.

The new compatibility with FX6 offers basic control3 supported by Content Mobile Browser and allows for up to five units4 to be controlled in parallel.

“We are fully committed to enhancing the SDK experience and maintaining an open policy for partners to find new and different ways to benefit from our industry-leading camera technologies,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “We’ve been thrilled with all the innovation we’ve seen to date from developers and are excited to continue to build this strong momentum.” 

The Camera Remote SDK can be used to control several cameras in the Sony camera range including newly added Cinema Line cameras, with the full list of compatible cameras available here.

About Camera Remote SDK

Camera Remote SDK allows users to control Sony’s cameras remotely from a computer, this includes changing the camera settings, to remote shutter release and live view monitoring. With this SDK, software developers can design bespoke applications tailored to business requirements, integrating Sony’s professional equipment for size-critical drone and speed camera systems, as well as other medical, education, government, and e-commerce functions.

Further details can be found at: https://pro.sony/ue_US/camera-remote-sdk.

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 industry leading 4K and 8K Ultra HD TVs. Visit http://www.sony.com/news. for more information.

NOTES:

1. All apps require network services, content, and operating system and software subject to terms and conditions and may be changed, interrupted or discontinued at any time and may require fees, registration and credit card information.

2. Arbitrary IDs can be given to captured images, and by recording the combination of GPS location information and IDs at the time of shooting, it is possible to associate captured images with GPS location information after shooting.

3. REC START/STOP, Iris, Shutter, Gain, ND, Zoom, Focus, and so on. Please read API reference for detail.

4. Sony tested connection up to 5 units. Based on Sony tests. The maximum number of units is different depending on the device or system.

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