Wirelessly tether your Sony to your Mac, PC, or even Linux for Free!

Recently I have been on a search to wirelessly tether my Sony Mirrorless cameras to my Mac and PC. As I was searching I stumbled upon a feature rich software that allows you full control and live view from your computer without being physically tethered by a cable. I tested it during a session last night and it worked like a charm. I created a quick tutorial below to take you through the steps to get it working in your studio!

Note: This software will work with Mac, PC, Android and IOS. The software will also work with Nikon, Canon and Sony. 

Downloads

The software we are using is called DSLR Dashboard. If you want to read about the software here is a link to the manual.

http://dslrdashboard.info/download/qdslrdashboard-manual-v1-1/

To get started head over to the DSLR Dashboard website and click on downloads.

http://dslrdashboard.info/

Scroll down until you find your computer type

Install Software

Once it is downloaded simply double click on the file and install the software.

 

Note: On mac you may need to change your security settings to allow the app to run. 

 

 

After you get the application installed, open QDSLRController.

Camera Setup

On your Sony, go to the application menu and click on “Applications List” then select Smart Remote Embedded.

The Smart Remote Embedded app will start up the wireless access point and show you the SSID and Password for the camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On your computer head to the wireless settings and select the SSID of your camera and enter the password displayed on the back of your camera.

 

 

 

 

Once you connect to the camera, you should see the camera switch to live view. Back on the computer, open the DSLR controller application and click on the Sony icon at the top.


You are now all ready to go! Below is a step by step video that walks you through how to do everything I shared above. Let me know if you have any questions! I am here to help.

TJ Houston

TJ Houston the Vice President of Managed services at Epiphany Management Group. TJ leads professional development in all areas of technology and loves developing ways to make teachers, students, and staff's lives easier with the use of technology. TJ also loves photography and his portfolio can be found at http://www.tjshots.com. All of the views on this site are his own.

  • Oh man! That’s awesome. I can’t wait to try this out.

  • Dipesh Mehrotra

    thanks mate .. every time i connect with my camera .. and click on focus button.. (i use bbf to focus).. i get the error .. this function is not available.. dunno how to focus on the subject .. i tried on both a7ii and a6300

    • Can you try turning AF with shutter to test?