Sony debuts new Camera Remote SDK version

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Sony Electronics announces the launch of Version 1.08 of the Camera Remote SDK enabling remote operation and setting changes of Sony cameras. Version 1.08 widens the range of potential applications with new features, as well as expands the compatible models.

“With each SDK release, we are integrating learnings from customers and expanding the functionality and magnitude of applications and capabilities,” says Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “The updated SDK allows our cameras to be used in more industrial and B2B applications, ranging from photogrammetry or medical companies to inspection, and e-Commerce. We are excited for professional clients to have the ability to explore new functionalities.”

New features include:

  • Improved processing speed: In repetitive shooting scenarios, the processing speed for setting, shooting, and transferring files is reduced by approximately 20%, improving workflow efficiency. This will be perfect for e-Commerce applications, where users need to take 360-degree continuous pictures of an object or model for web publishing, with quick turnaround times.
  • Added support for shutter trigger by electrical signal and remote power on/off. In photogrammetry, photobooth, or even road traffic management, an electrical signal improves the accuracy for triggering image capture, as opposed to a software-based trigger.
  • New remote settings support: Version 1.08 supports remote menu settings for video, including picture profile settings and timecode (TC)/user bit (UB) settings. This will create an enhanced workflow for video making and widen possibilities for existing photo-based applications. ​ ​
  • “Overheating warning” status notification: This function allows the camera to notify remote users of any significant increase in temperature. In outdoor applications such as desert roads or systems where the camera is embedded in a wider computer infrastructure with high heat due to processing, users will be able to monitor the cameras more precisely.

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