New Sony Remote Control Access SDK

Sony is opening up a whole new world of usability with their newly announced Software Development Kit (SDK). With a focus on professional and commercial applications, this SDK enables third-party developers and integrators to access remote control of Sony cameras, opening up new possibilities for workflow management.

With feedback and interest from commercial customers, Sony is allowing for more custom control opportunities, providing greater opportunity for progressive imaging creations.

“The customer’s voice is absolutely critical to all aspects of our business,” said Neal Manowitz, Deputy President of Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Americas. “After receiving many requests, we’re excited to finally be able to open our platform in this manner. Companies will now be able to custom develop applications to control our cameras remotely, allowing them to take full advantage of the many innovations in Sony’s lineup including industry-leading autofocus, shooting speeds and much more. Ultimately, this gives professional clients the ability to create new and different imaging experiences, unlike anything that’s been done before.”

With the new SDK, key camera controls and still image data captured will be available for remote access, including adjustment of camera settings, shutter release and live view monitoring. These control capabilities are appealing to the workflow of a wide variety of industries including security, entertainment and many others.

Companies like Telemetrics Inc. already have high expectations for Sony’s SDK and are eager for the possibilities it will have for broadcast, production, sports and education companies.

Initially, the Camera Remote SDK will support Alpha 7R IV and Alpha 9 II bodies, with plans to gradually expand the lineup of supported cameras.

The Camera Remote SDK is available now and can be downloaded here.

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