Article ID : 00161344 / Last Modified : 08/26/2021

Set up the Handycam to control another Camera

    You can set up your Handycam® as a controller of another Handycam, an Action Cam® or a Cyber-Shot® camera with the Multi-Camera Control feature.

    Note:

    • In the steps below, the controlling camera is called the master camera and the cameras connected to the master camera are called client cameras.
    • You will need to set up both master and client cameras to use Multi Camera Control. Check your operation manuals for model-specific information.

    Single Connection

    Follow the steps to set up your Handycam as a master camera and shoot with a slave camera at the same time.

    1. Set up the master camera as Single Connection.

    2. Enable the Wi-Fi® of the master camera.

    3. Connect the client camera to the master camera.

    4. On the master camera, select the client camera Wi-Fi name (SSID).
    5. On the client camera, authorize the Wi-Fi connection.
    6. Once the connection is established, an icon appears on the monitor of the master camera.

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    7. Press the START/STOP button of the master camera to start recording with both cameras.

    Multi Connection

    Follow the steps to set up your Handycam as the master camera and shoot with multiple slave cameras at the same time.

    1. Set up the master camera as Multi Connection.

    2. Enable the Wi-Fi of the master camera.

    3. On the master camera, tap the Setting icon. Image

      Menu image

    4. Select Connect Device Reg.

      Note: The message Operate the device you want to connect to and connect via Wi-Fi to the device will appear on the monitor.

    5. Connect the client camera to the master camera:

      Note: Action Cam/Lens type cameras are available for multi-connection client cameras.

      1. Turn on the client camera.
      2. Set the Wi-Fi setting to Multi Connection. Check your manual for model-specific information.
    6. On the master camera, select the client camera Wi-Fi name (SSID).
    7. On the client camera, authorize the Wi-Fi connection:

      Notes: The operations performed on the client side will vary depending on the model. See the specific camera manual for details:

      • Action Cam (HDR-AZ): Hold down the Wi-Fi button.
      • FDR-X1000V/HDR-AS200V: Help Guide under Connecting multiple cameras to Handycam (Multi connection).
      • FDR-X3000/HDR-AS300/HDR-AS50: Help Guide under Connecting multiple cameras to Handycam (Multi-connection).
    8. When "Registration complete." is displayed on the monitor of the master camera, tap OK.
    9. Repeat steps 3-8 to connect additional cameras.
    10. Press the START/STOP button of the master camera to start recording with all connected cameras.