Selected cameras tips & tricks #

There are differences between Sony models in terms of wiring, control mode or available features.

Sony FX6 #

Follow this page for camera connection and settings

Sony Venice #

Follow this page for camera connection and settings

Sony A7S III #

This Sony model is a bit different to other Sony cameras as it is aimed more to Video recording to photography.

  • Suggested is USB control (Multiport cable)
  • We suggest to use IR video triggering (see below)
  • We suggest to give the Entire time to workout REC Start or Stop (do not press REC multiple times immediately).
    • Suggested delay between REC triggers is 7 seconds.

Connection for Sony A7x / A9 / A1 / A6xxx / A5xxx #

USB control #

USB control is suggested option because of better reliability. USB Control should be used together with IR Control as some features are not available for control via USB.

  • Set Entire to USB control mode
  • Set camera to PC Remote USB mode
    • This step may be confusing!
    • Procedure of turning camera into PC Remote mode differs model to model.
    • Please check your camera MENU and check for following settings:
      • For A7SIII
        • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
      • For A7RIV, A9
        • MENU → (Network) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Network) → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
      • A7IV
        • MENU → (Network) →[Transfer/Remote]→[PC Remote Function]→[PC Remote]→[On]
      • A1
        • MENU → (Network) → [Smartphone Connect] → [Smartphone Connection] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
      • Other cameras
        • MENU → (Network) / (Wireless) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Setup) → [USB Connection] → [PC Remote]

  • Use MULTIPORT CABLE for Entire-Camera connection!
WiFi control #

WiFi control is alternative for USB control for situations, where USB can not be used.

IR control #

IR Control is suggested for both USB and WiFi control as it supports commands unavailable via any other control bus.

  • Connect IR Cable to the EXT port of the Entire
  • Attach to the camera sensor
  • Camera IR Sensor is located at the grip of the camera right under shutter button.
  • IR Control must be enabled also in the Camera MENU – Remote Ctrl ON
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Other Sony cameras related settings #

USB control #

USB control of Sony mirrorless cameras is straight forward and not much complicated. Entire has a few options under Miscellaneous/Sony that may be interesting.

Don't reconnect USB after photo #

For older Sony cameras Multiport connection needs to (electronically) disconnected before photo trigger. Once trigger is done, Entire needs to be re-connected (electronically) to be able to change exposure values like ISO / Aperture. This procedure takes time and maybe anoying. Once this option is enabled, Entire will not re-connect the Multiport automatically and you can trigger photos very quickly. Multiport will be re-connected automatically once necessary, for example in the moment when you trigger Aperture or ISO control.

Use IR video triggering #

This option will trigger video recording via IR signal instead of Multiport. If trigger recording is problematic for your camera, you can try this option.

Use IR photo triggering #

This option will trigger photo via IR signal instead of Multiport.

Handycam photo triggering #

This option enables photo triggering for Sony Handycam models.

Send power toggle after start-up #

Entire R3 is able to remotely control power ON/OFF of Sony cameras. This option will automatically toggle power of the camera just after Entire power up.

Skip f1.8 aperture #

For some very new Sony Lenses we have issues with control of f1.8, with this option enabled, the Entire will skip f1.8 to avoid stuck at this aperture.

AF time #

By default, Entire uses AUTOMATIC AF time. This method uses the longest AF time possible to give the camera AF enough time to focus successfully. If you have fast lens, you can shorten AF time by this option.

SmartPlug ISO control #

More information about this option is available here.

WiFi control #

Under WiFi control mode, most of options above are not related.

IR video triggering #

With this option (under WiFi control related options), Entire will use IR command for video recording control instead of WiFi commad. This option is related to some cameras, where HDMI is lost when REC is triggered via WiFi. Majority of cameras does not need this option to be enabled.

Multiport photo triggering #

This option is available because for some cameras is Multiport triggering faster than WiFi control. This is important mostly in mapping usage scenarios. When enabled, Entire will trigger photo via Multiport and all other (configuration and etc.) is done via WiFi. This option is only used in very special usage scenarios.

Selected cameras tips & tricks

There are differences between Sony models in terms of wiring, control mode or available features.

Sony FX6

Follow this page for camera connection and settings

Sony Venice

Follow this page for camera connection and settings

Sony A7S III

This Sony model is a bit different to other Sony cameras as it is aimed more to Video recording to photography.

  • Suggested is USB control (Multiport cable)
  • We suggest to use IR video triggering (see below)
  • We suggest to give the Entire time to workout REC Start or Stop (do not press REC multiple times immediately).
    • Suggested delay between REC triggers is 7 seconds.

Connection for Sony A7x / A9 / A1 / A6xxx / A5xxx

USB control

USB control is suggested option because of better reliability. USB Control should be used together with IR Control as some features are not available for control via USB.

  • Set Entire to USB control mode
  • Set camera to PC Remote USB mode
    • This step may be confusing!
    • Procedure of turning camera into PC Remote mode differs model to model.
    • Please check your camera MENU and check for following settings:
      • For A7SIII
        • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
      • For A7RIV, A9
        • MENU → (Network) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Network) → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
      • A7IV
        • MENU → (Network) →[Transfer/Remote]→[PC Remote Function]→[PC Remote]→[On]
      • A1
        • MENU → (Network) → [Smartphone Connect] → [Smartphone Connection] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Network) → [Transfer/Remote] → [PC Remote Function] → [PC Remote] → [On]
      • Other cameras
        • MENU → (Network) / (Wireless) → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Ctrl w/ Smartphone] → [Off]
        • MENU → (Setup) → [USB Connection] → [PC Remote]

  • Use MULTIPORT CABLE for Entire-Camera connection!
WiFi control

WiFi control is alternative for USB control for situations, where USB can not be used.

IR control

IR Control is suggested for both USB and WiFi control as it supports commands unavailable via any other control bus.

  • Connect IR Cable to the EXT port of the Entire
  • Attach to the camera sensor
  • Camera IR Sensor is located at the grip of the camera right under shutter button.
  • IR Control must be enabled also in the Camera MENU – Remote Ctrl ON

Other Sony cameras related settings

USB control

USB control of Sony mirrorless cameras is straight forward and not much complicated. Entire has a few options under Miscellaneous/Sony that may be interesting.

Don't reconnect USB after photo

For older Sony cameras Multiport connection needs to (electronically) disconnected before photo trigger. Once trigger is done, Entire needs to be re-connected (electronically) to be able to change exposure values like ISO / Aperture. This procedure takes time and maybe anoying. Once this option is enabled, Entire will not re-connect the Multiport automatically and you can trigger photos very quickly. Multiport will be re-connected automatically once necessary, for example in the moment when you trigger Aperture or ISO control.

Use IR video triggering

This option will trigger video recording via IR signal instead of Multiport. If trigger recording is problematic for your camera, you can try this option.

Use IR photo triggering

This option will trigger photo via IR signal instead of Multiport.

Handycam photo triggering

This option enables photo triggering for Sony Handycam models.

Send power toggle after start-up

Entire R3 is able to remotely control power ON/OFF of Sony cameras. This option will automatically toggle power of the camera just after Entire power up.

Skip f1.8 aperture

For some very new Sony Lenses we have issues with control of f1.8, with this option enabled, the Entire will skip f1.8 to avoid stuck at this aperture.

AF time

By default, Entire uses AUTOMATIC AF time. This method uses the longest AF time possible to give the camera AF enough time to focus successfully. If you have fast lens, you can shorten AF time by this option.

SmartPlug ISO control

More information about this option is available here.

WiFi control

Under WiFi control mode, most of options above are not related.

IR video triggering

With this option (under WiFi control related options), Entire will use IR command for video recording control instead of WiFi commad. This option is related to some cameras, where HDMI is lost when REC is triggered via WiFi. Majority of cameras does not need this option to be enabled.

Multiport photo triggering

This option is available because for some cameras is Multiport triggering faster than WiFi control. This is important mostly in mapping usage scenarios. When enabled, Entire will trigger photo via Multiport and all other (configuration and etc.) is done via WiFi. This option is only used in very special usage scenarios.