Sony Releases Free Update for Sony Camera Remote SDK
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Sony released the updated Version 1.06 of its Camera Remote Software Development Kit (SDK) today, with the new version featuring compatibility with Cinema Line Cameras, the FX6, FX3, and FX30. The free to download update includes support for third parties in creating custom applications using Sony cameras. This new version also grants a suite of new features with particular relevance to the fields of inspection, drones and content creation.
The update’s new ‘Drone GPS sync’ (Location Information Transfer) capability allows for the accurate linking of GPS information to still images in real-time through sending “ImageID” from SDK. Other additions include new operational menu settings, such as Reset / Save Settings, which provide users with an optimized workflow.
Newly added FX6 compatibility provides control functionality through Content Browser Mobile, and enables simultaneous operation of up to 5 units. FX6 is optimized for capturing content in low-light conditions, featuring an extended maximum ISO range of 409600 and a 35mm full-frame sensor.
“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,” said Yasuo Baba, Director of Digital Imaging at Sony Europe BV. “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.”
A full list of cameras compatible with Camera Remote SDK can be found here. All of these cameras can be used with more than 70 E-mount lenses, and benefit from Sony’s BIONZ image processing engines and Exmor R and Exmor RS CMOS image sensors, which provide resolutions from 12 to 61 MP.
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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