Sony today launched an updated version of its Camera Remote Software Development kit (SDK), adding compatibility with Cinema Line Cameras, the FX6, FX3, and FX30and key functionality to support third parties in the development of bespoke applications utilising the industry-leading performance of Sony cameras.
Version 1.06 of the Camera Remote SDK, which is available to download for free from today, offers new features that are particularly important in the areas of inspection, drones and content creation.
A newly added ‘Drone GPS sync’ (Location Information Transfer) function enables to link GPS information to still images in real-time with high precision by sending “ImageID[iii]” from SDK.
New operational menu settings, including Reset / Save Settings, allow users to experience a smooth and efficient workflow.
The new compatibility with FX6 offers basic control supported by functionality through Content Mobile Browser and allows for up to 5 units [ii] to be controlled in parallel. With an expanded ISO range of up to 409600 and a 35mm full-frame sensor, the FX6 offers the ability to capture content in extremely low-light conditions.
Yasuo Baba, Director, Digital Imaging, Sony Europe BV said: “Uptake of the Sony Camera Remote SDK increases every quarter and the breadth of companies with whom we are having conversations to utilise it, is both fascinating and professionally satisfying. We are seeing end use applications that are truly benefiting from the industry leading quality of Sony cameras and the enhanced video functionality of Version 1.06 means that we can continue this momentum. We are fully committed to enhancing the SDK experience and working with both existing and new partners to deliver true market innovation.”
Sony is a market leader in mirrorless full-frame (35mm) cameras, with the company’s cameras renowned for their speed, image quality, resolution compactness and wide lens line-up.
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.
These cameras all benefit from Sony’s renowned Exmor R™ and Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensors, which give resolutions from 12 to 61 MP; as well as Sony’s BIONZTM image processing engines; and can be used with over 70 E-mount lenses.
About Camera Remote SDK
Camera Remote SDK allows users to control Sony’s cameras remotely from a computer, from 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: www.sony.eu/businesssolutions.
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[i] REC START/STOP, Iris, Shutter, Gain, ND, Zoom, Focus, and so on. Please read API reference for detail.
[ii] Sony tested connection up to 5 units. Based on Sony tests. The maximum number of units is different depending on the device or system.
[iii] 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.
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* Both Japanese words, Kando means emotion and Anshin has various meanings such as peace of mind, reassurance, reliability and trust.
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