Sony has announced the expansion of its Camera Remote software developer kit (SDK) to include support for Cinema Line Cameras, the FX6, FX3, and FX30.
The SDK will also add support for third-party development of custom applications including drone operations, medical, educational, and industrial use.
“Uptake of the Sony Camera Remote SDK increases every quarter and the breadth of companies with whom we are having conversations to utilize it, is both fascinating and professionally satisfying,” said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc “.
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.”
With version 1.06 of the Camera Remote SDK, users will be able to control multiple cameras from a simple computer browser, with new tools for changing camera settings, remote triggering shutter release, live view monitoring, and other features.
In the SDK app, users discover the cameras using Sony’s SSDP (Simple Service Discovery Protocol) and then the endpoint URL needed to call the API, as well as information about the supported functionality in the camera.
Drone operators will be able to attach and control Sony cameras, and transfer GPS location information directly to images using the SDKs Drone GPS Sync option.
The drone will send real-time GPS location data wirelessly along with the ImageID linked to the file. The update also adds compatibility for basic control of the Sony FX6, even using Sony’s Content Mobile Browser for up to five units simultaneously.
There are menu settings for reset/save settings, speed camera settings, and support for developers to create bespoke applications customized for specific requirements that integrate Sony’s professional camera equipment.
Through the SDK, developers can control cameras for not only imaging and video possibilities, but for inspection of remote equipment operation, maintaining quality control and monitoring production lines, performing scanning, microscopy, telehealth, and more duties remotely, and other applications required from a wide range of industrial and commercial applications.
The SDK is completely OS agnostic, enabling users to run it from either Windows, macOS, or Linux operating systems, as well as the Content Mobile Browser for both iOS and Android mobile devices. The SDK can be controlled via USB, WiFi, or Wired LAN interfaces, as well as providing support for both Intel and AMD processors.
The SDK is available as a free download from the Sony Remote Camera SDK website along with a complete list of compatible Sony cameras.
[source: Sony Alpha Universe]
- Sony FX3 Full-Frame Cinema Camera (B&H)
- Sony FX6 Full-Frame Cinema Camera (B&H)
- Sony FX30 Digital Cinema Camera, APS-C (B&H)
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