Expanded Capability of Camera Remote Software Development Kit
Sony Electronics Announces Expanded Capability of Camera Remote Software Development Kit (SDK) for Third Party DevelopersNew Version 1.02 Empowers Commercial Clients with Addition of Linux Operating System and New Remote Camera Control Functions
Sony today announced an updated version 1.02 (*) for its Camera Remote Software Development Kit, expanding the functionality and versatility of the SDK for developers and integrators.
Sony, the industry leader in both full-frame and mirrorless cameras, has released the SDK based on extensive interest in its camera line-up from commercial customers since this February, and has been further expanding the solution since its launch.
The new SDK Version 1.02 allows for improved functionality with professional drone applications thanks to the addition of Linuxi compatibility. Additionally, the new software will increase remote control capabilities over camera settings. New functions, which are appealing to the workflow for a wide variety of professional and commercial industries including security, entertainment and many others, include:
• Ability to set Focus Magnifier Setting
• Utilise expanded Focus Area setting when using AF Area Positionii
• Zoom will be adjustable through Zoom Type Status, Zoom Scale, and Zoom Bar Information functions
• Operate detailed White Balance (WB) settings including: Custom WB, Auto WB (AWB) Lock, Biaxial Fine Tuning and Picture Effect.
• Control Media Format, Flash, and interval shooting
• Adjustable frame rate or file format for video shooting
“The voice of our customers is critical to every aspect of our imaging business and following the phenomenal feedback that we received after the launch of the original SDK, we want to continue to introduce features that customers are asking for”, said Yasuo Baba, Professional Business Marketing Director, Digital Imaging, Sony Europe. “We will continue to evolve our SDK to meet the growing demands of our commercial clients across a number of industries, ultimately allowing them to capture, measure and create in ways they never could before.”
Mike Dewhirst, CEO of Evolve Dynamics, the UK-based engineering company specialising in UAV aircraft, systems and software said “The ability to harness the fantastic resolution of the a7R IV opens up a plethora of new opportunities for our drone products particularly when used in the security and safety industries. We focus on delivering the best products possible for customers like the Police in the UK and with the new SDK 1.02 cutting development time by at least a factor of 3, we can bring more powerful products to market that will better help them achieve their objectives.”
(*) SDK 1.02 release (vs SDK 1.01) is accepting Alpha 7SM3 model