Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sony Travel Kit of Bob Krist

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What's In Your Bag - Bob Krist


Here is what Bob Krist carries with him on travel assignments. This kit allows Mr. Krist to shoot high resolution images and capture 4K video in a minimal package.

  1. Sony A7r II used in APS-C mode. This affords the use of smaller APS-C lenses.
  2. Sony 10-18mm f/4 Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  3. Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 Zoom Lens
  4. Sony 35mm f/1.8 Lens
  5. Sony RX10 II - I wonder if he's switched to the RX10 III with even more range, a 28-600mmm lens.
  6. Sony
    Action Cam on a selfie stick.
  7. Hot-shoe mounted Sony ECMXYST1M Stereo Microphone
  8. Sony ECMW1M Wireless Microphone
  9. Sony NP-FW50 Batteries for the A7r II and RX 10 II.
  10. Sony NP-BX1 Batteries for the RX100
  11. Sony
    RX-100 IV (Not Shown) used to record the video below.

Video by Bob Krist







Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How To Install OpenMemories AppStore

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OpenMemories App Shown on Camera's Application Tab


DHI Enterprises shows us how to install a third party application for Sony Cameras which support the PlayMemories Camera Apps. The third party OpenMemories AppStore can now be installed using the same method shown.

WARNING


from the OpenMemories AppStore developer:
Is it safe?

This is an experiment in a very early stage. All information has been found through reverse engineering. Even though everything worked fine for our developers, it could cause harm to your hardware. If you break your camera, you get to keep both pieces. We won't take any responsibility.

However, this seems to be safer than tampering with your camera firmware directly. We're just interacting with the isolated Android subsystem. Apps you install this way can be uninstalled in the applications manager. In the worst case, a factory reset of the camera clears all data on the Android partitions.



How To Install OpenMemories AppStore on your Sony Camera


  • Set Camera USB Connection to MTP Mode.
  • Turn Camera Off.
  • Connect Camera to Computer via USB cable and turn on Camera.
  • Using Internet Explorer or Safari, go to https://sony-pmca.appspot.com/apps.
  • Click on OpenMemories: AppStore by ma1co.
  • Click on Get Camera Info to ensure you have a proper USB connection.
  • Click on Install OpenMemories: AppStore

You should now see the OpenMemories AppStore in your Cameras Applications Tab.

If you don't want to risk your camera's warranty try the Official Sony PlayMemories AppStore, https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/.

Read more about the OpenMemories at their github page and start developing your own apps for Sony Cameras.