How to use your Alpha or DSC camera to live stream using the USB port with Imaging Edge Webcam software


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The Imaging Side Webcam software program allows you to use your Sony camera for online streaming with a USB connection. Inspect your procedure handbooks for in-depth details and also live streaming compatibility.

Prior to your start

If your cam has USB streaming capability, describe Just how to use your Alpha or DSC camera to live stream with the USB streaming feature post.

If your cam doesn't support the Imaging Edge Cam software program, you might be able to utilize your camera to live stream making use of the HDMI ® port.

The software is compatible with complying with operating systems (OS) with the current updates set up:

Microsoft ® Windows ® 10( 64-bit) operating system

Apple ® macOS ® 10.14, macOS 10.15, macOS 11, macOS 12 The software program doesn't procedure sound signals. Use the computer's built-in microphone or an external microphone.

If your video camera has a USB Power Supply option, established it to ON. To allow streaming for a longer amount of time, make use of the USB power or USB Power Delivery feature of your cam.

An adequately charged battery has to be in the cam and does not charge while utilizing USB power.

Describe the Supplying power from a wall surface electrical outlet area of your cam Aid Overview for added info.

We advise disabling the sleep mode of the computer system prior to using the Imaging Edge Cam software application Steps to install as well as make use of the software.

Sight the video clip or skip to the actions.


  1. Verify that your video camera is supported, pick your version, and set up the Imaging Side Cam software on your computer system (reactivate the computer system after the installation).
  2. Switch on your cam.
  3. Depending on your version, comply with these setup actions before attaching your video camera to the computer Connect the cam and computer making use of the supplied USB cord.
    1.  ILCE-1
    2.  ILCE-9M2 or ILCE-7C/7RM4/7RM4A
    3.  ILCE-7SM3/ILME-FX3
    4.  ILCE-7M4
    5.  ZV-E10
    6.  ZV-1
    7.  Other supported cameras
  4. The camera will not attach if the Imaging Edge Desktop Computer (Remote) software application is active. Leave the software application and after that connect the cam.
  5. Place the electronic camera in the correct setting: 
    1. For the ILCE-7M2, ILCE-7S, ILCE-7SM2, ILCE-7RM2, ILCE-5100, ILCE-6300, ILCA-68, ILCA-77M2, DSC-RX1RM2, DSC-RX10M2, DSC-RX10M3, DSC-RX100M4, or DSC-RX100M5: Establish the cam setting to (Vehicle Mode). After the online streaming/web conferencing solution and also video starts, modification to flick mode.
    2. For all various other electronic cameras: Establish the electronic camera to flick mode.
  6. Introduce the live distribution/web conferencing solution on your computer.
    1. You might require to install additional software or register an account.
  7. Modification of the ideal setup in the online distribution/web conferencing service to change to the connected Sony video camera.
    1. The setups will vary relying on the service you are utilizing. Check the individual's guidebook or help page of the service.

Notes: 

  1. The facet proportion is automatically set to 16:9 when using the Imaging Edge Webcam software and will certainly remain on that particular setting after usage. You'll require to set it to a previous worth if needed.
  2. The resolution of the Imaging Edge Cam software program is 1,024 x 576 pixels.

Troubleshooting pointers 

If the Sony Cam (Imaging Side) selection doesn't show up in the electronic camera setups of the web conferencing system or the real-time sight display isn't presented even after the electronic camera setting is changed, the internet conferencing system may not be suitable. If the internet conferencing system is readily available in both an application variation and also a browser version, try both variations.

Other pointers will certainly differ depending upon the operating system. Select your OS for more details.

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