Help with Sony Cameras

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Help with Sony Cameras

Postby francomeconi » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:46 am

Hi Xjubier! I'm from Argentina, getting ready for the Dec 14 eclipse down here in patagonia. I downloaded SEM and I've been having a few problems trying it on a Sony A7 and Sony a6300. Browsing through the forum I found a couple of threads with people having problems and I read there's really not much to be done, such bad news!!! However I'd still like to give it a shot, but I'm having a very specific problem, which is that basically the program runs OK, my cameras fire but the pictures don't get saved. I'm testing on a Sony A7 and on a Sony a6300, both get detected by the software and the scripts run fine, some frames get skipped it the script is very fast but I believe that a normal script like the basic one should be able to run. When I saw that the pictures weren't being saved I tried the troubleshooting selecting "Camera/press shutter release" and "Single Exposure with settings", both work ok (single exposure with settings will even set the camera to the right settings), the cameras fire but the images do not get saved on the SD cards. Any idea what could be happening?

Here are the Camera Properties Analysis for both cameras:

Sony A7

##############################
# Solar Eclipse Maestro #
# Camera Properties Analysis #
##############################

Camera model: ILCE-7 (camera #1)
USB Vendor ID: 0x054c
USB Product ID: 0x094c
Version: 1.00
Firmware: 3.0
SN: 3282637505079786
Functional mode: 0

Operations
0x1002 -> 'open session'
0x1003 -> 'close session'
0x1001 -> 'get device info'
0x1004 -> 'get storage IDs'
0x1005 -> 'get storage info'
0x1006 -> 'get num objects'
0x1007 -> 'get object handles'
0x1008 -> 'get object info'
0x1009 -> 'get object'
0x100A -> 'get thumbnail'
0x101B -> 'get partial object'
0x9201 -> 'Sony connect'
0x9202 -> 'Sony get device info extended'
0x9205 -> 'Sony set control device A'
0x9207 -> 'Sony set control device B'
0x9209 -> 'Sony get all device property data'

Events
0xC201 -> 'Sony object added'
0xC202 -> 'Sony object removed'
0xC203 -> 'Sony property changed'

Proprietary properties (hidden)
0x5004 -> 'image quality' [UINT8 RW Enum (2,3,4,16,19) value: 19 (2)]
0x5005 -> 'white balance' [UINT16 RW Enum (2,4,32785,32784,6,32769,32770,32771,32772,7,32786,32800,32801,32802) value: 32771 (2)]
0x5007 -> 'aperture' [UINT16 RW Range (0;65535, step 1) value: 560 (65535)]
0x500A -> 'focussing mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2,3,32772,32773,32776,32774,32775) value: 1 (1)]
0x500B -> 'exposure metering mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (4,1,32770) value: 1 (1)]
0x500C -> 'flash mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (2,1,4,3,5,32769,32771,32772,32817,32818) value: 0 (1)]
0x500E -> 'exposure program mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (32768,32769,2,3,4,1,32848,32849,32850,32851,32852,32833,7,32785,32789,32788,32786,32787,32790,32791,32792) value: 1 (1)]
0x5010 -> 'exposure compensation' [INT16 RW Enum (0,1,2,5000,4700,4500,4300,4000,3700,3500,3300,3000,2700,2500,2300,2000,1700,1500,1300,1000,700,500,300,-300,-500,-700,-1000,-1300,-1500,-1700,-2000,-2300,-2500,-2700,-3000,-3300,-3500,-3700,-4000,-4300,-4500,-4700,-5000) value: 0 (0)]
0x5013 -> 'acquisition mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,32787,32788,32773,32772,32776,32777,33591,34103,33623,34135,33655,34167,33553,33569,33585,33590,34102,33622,34134,33654,34166,33552,33568,33584,32792,32808,32793,32809) value: 1 (1)]
0xD200 -> 'DPC compensation' [INT16 RW Enum (0,1,2,3000,2700,2500,2300,2000,1700,1500,1300,1000,700,500,300,-300,-500,-700,-1000,-1300,-1500,-1700,-2000,-2300,-2500,-2700,-3000) value: 0 (0)]
0xD201 -> 'D-Range optimize' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,31,17,18,19,20,21) value: 1 (1)]
0xD203 -> 'image size' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2,3) value: 3 (4)]
0xD20D -> 'shutter speed' [UINT32 RW Range (0;4294967295, step 1) value: 1/40 (Bulb)]
0xD20E -> **** [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2,3,8,9,10,4,5,6,7) value: 7 (1)]
0xD20F -> 'color temp' [UINT16 RW Range (2500;9900, step 100) value: 0 (5500)]
0xD210 -> 'CC filter' [UINT8 RW Range (121;135, step 1) value: 128 (128)]
0xD21C -> 'AB filter' [UINT8 RW Range (121;135, step 1) value: 128 (128)]
0xD211 -> 'aspect ratio' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD213 -> 'focus status' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2,3,5,6,7) value: 1 (1)]
0xD21E -> 'ISO' [UINT32 RW Enum (Auto,25,50,64,80,100,125,160,200,250,320,400,500,640,800,1000,1250,1600,2000,2500,3200,4000,5000,6400,8000,10000,12800,16000,20000,102400,Auto NR,25 NR,50 NR,64 NR,80 NR,100 NR,125 NR,160 NR,200 NR,250 NR,320 NR,400 NR,500 NR,640 NR,800 NR,1000 NR,1250 NR,1600 NR,2000 NR,2500 NR,3200 NR,4000 NR,5000 NR,6400 NR,8000 NR,10000 NR,12800 NR,16000 NR,25600 NR,51200 NR) value: 2500 (Auto)]
0xD21B -> 'Picture effect' [UINT16 RW Enum (32768) value: 32768 (32768)]
0xD21D -> **** [UINT8 RW Range (0;2, step 1) value: 0 (0)]
0xD217 -> **** [UINT8 RW Enum (2,1) value: 1 (1)]
0xD218 -> 'battery level' [INT8 RW Range (-1;100, step 1) value: 88 (-1)]
0xD219 -> 'APS-C/Super 35mm' [UINT8 RW Enum (2,1) value: 1 (1)]
0xD212 -> **** [UINT8 RW Range (0;15, step 1) value: 0 (0)]
0xD214 -> **** [UINT32 RW Range (0;4294967295, step 1) value: 16572416 (4294967295)]
0xD215 -> 'object in memory' [UINT16 RW Range (0;65535, step 1) value: 0 (0)]
0xD220 -> ****
0xD2C1 -> 'autofocus' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C2 -> 'capture' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C3 -> **** [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C8 -> 'movie' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C5 -> **** [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C7 -> 'still image' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]

Default exposure program mode: 0x0001 -> Manual (M)
Current exposure program mode: 0x0001 -> Manual (M)
Elements: 21
Exposure program mode: 0x8000 -> Intelligent Auto
Exposure program mode: 0x8001 -> 0x8001
Exposure program mode: 0x0002 -> Program (P)
Exposure program mode: 0x0003 -> Aperture Priority (A)
Exposure program mode: 0x0004 -> Shutter Priority (S)
Exposure program mode: 0x0001 -> Manual (M)
Exposure program mode: 0x8050 -> Movie Auto
Exposure program mode: 0x8051 -> Movie Aperture Priority
Exposure program mode: 0x8052 -> Movie Shutter Priority
Exposure program mode: 0x8053 -> Movie Manual
Exposure program mode: 0x8054 -> 0x8054
Exposure program mode: 0x8041 -> 0x8041
Exposure program mode: 0x0007 -> 0x0007
Exposure program mode: 0x8011 -> Portrait
Exposure program mode: 0x8015 -> 0x8015
Exposure program mode: 0x8014 -> 0x8014
Exposure program mode: 0x8012 -> 0x8012
Exposure program mode: 0x8013 -> 0x8013
Exposure program mode: 0x8016 -> 0x8016
Exposure program mode: 0x8017 -> 0x8017
Exposure program mode: 0x8018 -> 0x8018

Default ISO: 0x00FFFFFF -> Auto
Current ISO: 0x000009C4 -> 2500
Elements: 60
ISO: 0x00FFFFFF -> Auto
ISO: 0x00000019 -> 25
ISO: 0x00000032 -> 50
ISO: 0x00000040 -> 64
ISO: 0x00000050 -> 80
ISO: 0x00000064 -> 100
ISO: 0x0000007D -> 125
ISO: 0x000000A0 -> 160
ISO: 0x000000C8 -> 200
ISO: 0x000000FA -> 250
ISO: 0x00000140 -> 320
ISO: 0x00000190 -> 400
ISO: 0x000001F4 -> 500
ISO: 0x00000280 -> 640
ISO: 0x00000320 -> 800
ISO: 0x000003E8 -> 1000
ISO: 0x000004E2 -> 1250
ISO: 0x00000640 -> 1600
ISO: 0x000007D0 -> 2000
ISO: 0x000009C4 -> 2500
ISO: 0x00000C80 -> 3200
ISO: 0x00000FA0 -> 4000
ISO: 0x00001388 -> 5000
ISO: 0x00001900 -> 6400
ISO: 0x00001F40 -> 8000
ISO: 0x00002710 -> 10000
ISO: 0x00003200 -> 12800
ISO: 0x00003E80 -> 16000
ISO: 0x00004E20 -> 20000
ISO: 0x00019000 -> 102400
ISO: 0x01FFFFFF -> Auto NR
ISO: 0x01000019 -> 25 NR
ISO: 0x01000032 -> 50 NR
ISO: 0x01000040 -> 64 NR
ISO: 0x01000050 -> 80 NR
ISO: 0x01000064 -> 100 NR
ISO: 0x0100007D -> 125 NR
ISO: 0x010000A0 -> 160 NR
ISO: 0x010000C8 -> 200 NR
ISO: 0x010000FA -> 250 NR
ISO: 0x01000140 -> 320 NR
ISO: 0x01000190 -> 400 NR
ISO: 0x010001F4 -> 500 NR
ISO: 0x01000280 -> 640 NR
ISO: 0x01000320 -> 800 NR
ISO: 0x010003E8 -> 1000 NR
ISO: 0x010004E2 -> 1250 NR
ISO: 0x01000640 -> 1600 NR
ISO: 0x010007D0 -> 2000 NR
ISO: 0x010009C4 -> 2500 NR
ISO: 0x01000C80 -> 3200 NR
ISO: 0x01000FA0 -> 4000 NR
ISO: 0x01001388 -> 5000 NR
ISO: 0x01001900 -> 6400 NR
ISO: 0x01001F40 -> 8000 NR
ISO: 0x01002710 -> 10000 NR
ISO: 0x01003200 -> 12800 NR
ISO: 0x01003E80 -> 16000 NR
ISO: 0x01006400 -> 25600 NR
ISO: 0x0100C800 -> 51200 NR

Default aperture: 0xFFFF -> Auto
Current aperture: 0x0230 -> 5.6
Aperture: 0x0000 to 0xFFFF step 1 -> 0 to 65535

Default shutter speed: 0xFFFFFFFF -> Bulb
Current shutter speed: 0x00010028 -> 1/40
Shutter speed: 0x00000000 to 0xFFFFFFFF step 1 -> 0 to 4294967295


DeviceInfo 241 bytes hexdump:
64 00 11 00 00 00 64 00 14 53 00 6F 00 6E 00 79 | d.....d..S.o.n.y
00 20 00 50 00 54 00 50 00 20 00 45 00 78 00 74 | . .P.T.P. .E.x.t
00 65 00 6E 00 73 00 69 00 6F 00 6E 00 73 00 00 | .e.n.s.i.o.n.s..
00 00 00 10 00 00 00 02 10 03 10 01 10 04 10 05 | ................
10 06 10 07 10 08 10 09 10 0A 10 1B 10 01 92 02 | ................
92 05 92 07 92 09 92 03 00 00 00 01 C2 02 C2 03 | ................
C2 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 01 38 01 | ..............8.
B3 01 B1 11 53 00 6F 00 6E 00 79 00 20 00 43 00 | ....S.o.n.y. .C.
6F 00 72 00 70 00 6F 00 72 00 61 00 74 00 69 00 | o.r.p.o.r.a.t.i.
6F 00 6E 00 00 00 07 49 00 4C 00 43 00 45 00 2D | o.n....I.L.C.E.-
00 37 00 00 00 04 33 00 2E 00 30 00 00 00 21 30 | .7....3...0...!0
00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 | .0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0
00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 33 | .0.0.0.0.0.0.0.3
00 32 00 38 00 32 00 36 00 33 00 37 00 35 00 30 | .2.8.2.6.3.7.5.0
00 35 00 30 00 37 00 39 00 37 00 38 00 36 00 00 | .5.0.7.9.7.8.6..
00 | .



And here's for the Sony a6300

##############################
# Solar Eclipse Maestro #
# Camera Properties Analysis #
##############################

Camera model: ILCE-6300 (camera #1)
USB Vendor ID: 0x054c
USB Product ID: 0x079c
Version: 1.00
Firmware: 1.0
SN: 3282821003412420
Functional mode: 0

Operations
0x1002 -> 'open session'
0x1003 -> 'close session'
0x1001 -> 'get device info'
0x1004 -> 'get storage IDs'
0x1005 -> 'get storage info'
0x1006 -> 'get num objects'
0x1007 -> 'get object handles'
0x1008 -> 'get object info'
0x1009 -> 'get object'
0x100A -> 'get thumbnail'
0x101B -> 'get partial object'
0x9201 -> 'Sony connect'
0x9202 -> 'Sony get device info extended'
0x9205 -> 'Sony set control device A'
0x9207 -> 'Sony set control device B'
0x9209 -> 'Sony get all device property data'

Events
0xC201 -> 'Sony object added'
0xC202 -> 'Sony object removed'
0xC203 -> 'Sony property changed'

Proprietary properties (hidden)
0x5004 -> 'image quality' [UINT8 RW Enum (2,3,4,16,19) value: 19 (2)]
0x5005 -> 'white balance' [UINT16 RW Enum (2,4,32785,32784,6,32769,32770,32771,32772,7,32816,32786,32800,32801,32802) value: 32816 (2)]
0x5007 -> 'aperture' [UINT16 RW Range (0;65535, step 1) value: 800 (65535)]
0x500A -> 'focussing mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2,32772,32773,32774) value: 1 (1)]
0x500B -> 'exposure metering mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (4,1,32770) value: 1 (1)]
0x500C -> 'flash mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (2,1,4,3,5,32769,32771,32772,32817,32818) value: 3 (1)]
0x500E -> 'exposure program mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (32768,32769,2,3,4,1,32848,32849,32850,32851,32852,32896,32897,32898,32853,32854,32855,32856,32899,32833,7,32785,32789,32788,32786,32787,32790,32791,32792) value: 1 (1)]
0x5010 -> 'exposure compensation' [INT16 RW Enum (0,5000,4700,4500,4300,4000,3700,3500,3300,3000,2700,2500,2300,2000,1700,1500,1300,1000,700,500,300,-300,-500,-700,-1000,-1300,-1500,-1700,-2000,-2300,-2500,-2700,-3000,-3300,-3500,-3700,-4000,-4300,-4500,-4700,-5000) value: 0 (0)]
0x5013 -> 'acquisition mode' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,32784,2,32789,32786,32773,32771,32772,32776,32777,32780,32781,32782,32783,33591,34103,35127,33623,34135,35159,33655,34167,35191,33553,34065,35089,33569,34081,33585,34097,33590,34102,35126,33622,34134,35158,33654,34166,35190,33552,34064,35088,33568,34080,33584,34096,32792,32808,32793,32809) value: 1 (1)]
0xD200 -> 'DPC compensation' [INT16 RW Enum (0,3000,2700,2500,2300,2000,1700,1500,1300,1000,700,500,300,-300,-500,-700,-1000,-1300,-1500,-1700,-2000,-2300,-2500,-2700,-3000) value: 0 (0)]
0xD201 -> 'D-Range optimize' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,31,17,18,19,20,21) value: 1 (1)]
0xD203 -> 'image size' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2,3) value: 3 (4)]
0xD20D -> 'shutter speed' [UINT32 RW Range (0;4294967295, step 1) value: 1/100 (Bulb)]
0xD20E -> **** [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2,3,11,8,9,10,4,12,5,13,6,14,7,15) value: 13 (1)]
0xD20F -> 'color temp' [UINT16 RW Range (2500;9900, step 100) value: 0 (5500)]
0xD211 -> 'aspect ratio' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD213 -> 'focus status' [UINT8 RW Enum (1,2,3,5,6,7) value: 1 (1)]
0xD21E -> 'ISO' [UINT32 RW Enum (Auto,25,50,64,80,100,125,160,200,250,320,400,500,640,800,1000,1250,1600,2000,2500,3200,4000,5000,6400,8000,10000,12800,16000,20000,25600,32000,40000,51200,64000,80000,102400,128000,160000,204800,256000,320000,409600,Auto NR,25 NR,50 NR,64 NR,80 NR,100 NR,125 NR,160 NR,200 NR,250 NR,320 NR,400 NR,500 NR,640 NR,800 NR,1000 NR,1250 NR,1600 NR,2000 NR,2500 NR,3200 NR,4000 NR,5000 NR,6400 NR,8000 NR,10000 NR,12800 NR,16000 NR,25600 NR,51200 NR,36864 NR,8192 NR,16384 NR,Auto MF NR,100 MF NR,200 MF NR,400 MF NR,800 MF NR,1600 MF NR,3200 MF NR,6400 MF NR,12800 MF NR,25600 MF NR,51200 MF NR) value: 25600 (Auto)]
0xD21B -> 'Picture effect' [UINT16 RW Enum (32768) value: 32768 (32768)]
0xD21D -> **** [UINT8 RW Range (0;2, step 1) value: 0 (0)]
0xD21F -> **** [UINT8 RW Enum (2,1) value: 1 (1)]
0xD217 -> **** [UINT8 RW Enum (2,1) value: 1 (1)]
0xD218 -> 'battery level' [INT8 RW Range (-1;100, step 1) value: 50 (-1)]
0xD219 -> 'APS-C/Super 35mm' [UINT8 RW Enum (2,1) value: 2 (1)]
0xD212 -> **** [UINT8 RW Range (0;15, step 1) value: 0 (0)]
0xD210 -> 'CC filter' [UINT8 RW Range (164;220, step 1) value: 192 (128)]
0xD21C -> 'AB filter' [UINT8 RW Range (164;220, step 2) value: 192 (128)]
0xD221 -> **** [UINT8 RW Enum (0,1,2) value: 1 (0)]
0xD214 -> **** [UINT32 RW Range (0;4294967295, step 1) value: 33911808 (4294967295)]
0xD215 -> 'object in memory' [UINT16 RW Range (0;65535, step 1) value: 0 (0)]
0xD220 -> ****
0xD2C1 -> 'autofocus' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C2 -> 'capture' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C3 -> **** [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C9 -> **** [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C8 -> 'movie' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C5 -> **** [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]
0xD2C7 -> 'still image' [UINT16 RW Enum (1,2) value: 1 (1)]

Default exposure program mode: 0x0001 -> Manual (M)
Current exposure program mode: 0x0001 -> Manual (M)
Elements: 29
Exposure program mode: 0x8000 -> Intelligent Auto
Exposure program mode: 0x8001 -> 0x8001
Exposure program mode: 0x0002 -> Program (P)
Exposure program mode: 0x0003 -> Aperture Priority (A)
Exposure program mode: 0x0004 -> Shutter Priority (S)
Exposure program mode: 0x0001 -> Manual (M)
Exposure program mode: 0x8050 -> Movie Auto
Exposure program mode: 0x8051 -> Movie Aperture Priority
Exposure program mode: 0x8052 -> Movie Shutter Priority
Exposure program mode: 0x8053 -> Movie Manual
Exposure program mode: 0x8054 -> 0x8054
Exposure program mode: 0x8080 -> 0x8080
Exposure program mode: 0x8081 -> 0x8081
Exposure program mode: 0x8082 -> 0x8082
Exposure program mode: 0x8055 -> 0x8055
Exposure program mode: 0x8056 -> 0x8056
Exposure program mode: 0x8057 -> 0x8057
Exposure program mode: 0x8058 -> 0x8058
Exposure program mode: 0x8083 -> 0x8083
Exposure program mode: 0x8041 -> 0x8041
Exposure program mode: 0x0007 -> 0x0007
Exposure program mode: 0x8011 -> Portrait
Exposure program mode: 0x8015 -> 0x8015
Exposure program mode: 0x8014 -> 0x8014
Exposure program mode: 0x8012 -> 0x8012
Exposure program mode: 0x8013 -> 0x8013
Exposure program mode: 0x8016 -> 0x8016
Exposure program mode: 0x8017 -> 0x8017
Exposure program mode: 0x8018 -> 0x8018

Default ISO: 0x00FFFFFF -> Auto
Current ISO: 0x00006400 -> 25600
Elements: 86
ISO: 0x00FFFFFF -> Auto
ISO: 0x00000019 -> 25
ISO: 0x00000032 -> 50
ISO: 0x00000040 -> 64
ISO: 0x00000050 -> 80
ISO: 0x00000064 -> 100
ISO: 0x0000007D -> 125
ISO: 0x000000A0 -> 160
ISO: 0x000000C8 -> 200
ISO: 0x000000FA -> 250
ISO: 0x00000140 -> 320
ISO: 0x00000190 -> 400
ISO: 0x000001F4 -> 500
ISO: 0x00000280 -> 640
ISO: 0x00000320 -> 800
ISO: 0x000003E8 -> 1000
ISO: 0x000004E2 -> 1250
ISO: 0x00000640 -> 1600
ISO: 0x000007D0 -> 2000
ISO: 0x000009C4 -> 2500
ISO: 0x00000C80 -> 3200
ISO: 0x00000FA0 -> 4000
ISO: 0x00001388 -> 5000
ISO: 0x00001900 -> 6400
ISO: 0x00001F40 -> 8000
ISO: 0x00002710 -> 10000
ISO: 0x00003200 -> 12800
ISO: 0x00003E80 -> 16000
ISO: 0x00004E20 -> 20000
ISO: 0x00006400 -> 25600
ISO: 0x00007D00 -> 32000
ISO: 0x00009C40 -> 40000
ISO: 0x0000C800 -> 51200
ISO: 0x0000FA00 -> 64000
ISO: 0x00013880 -> 80000
ISO: 0x00019000 -> 102400
ISO: 0x0001F400 -> 128000
ISO: 0x00027100 -> 160000
ISO: 0x00032000 -> 204800
ISO: 0x0003E800 -> 256000
ISO: 0x0004E200 -> 320000
ISO: 0x00064000 -> 409600
ISO: 0x01FFFFFF -> Auto NR
ISO: 0x01000019 -> 25 NR
ISO: 0x01000032 -> 50 NR
ISO: 0x01000040 -> 64 NR
ISO: 0x01000050 -> 80 NR
ISO: 0x01000064 -> 100 NR
ISO: 0x0100007D -> 125 NR
ISO: 0x010000A0 -> 160 NR
ISO: 0x010000C8 -> 200 NR
ISO: 0x010000FA -> 250 NR
ISO: 0x01000140 -> 320 NR
ISO: 0x01000190 -> 400 NR
ISO: 0x010001F4 -> 500 NR
ISO: 0x01000280 -> 640 NR
ISO: 0x01000320 -> 800 NR
ISO: 0x010003E8 -> 1000 NR
ISO: 0x010004E2 -> 1250 NR
ISO: 0x01000640 -> 1600 NR
ISO: 0x010007D0 -> 2000 NR
ISO: 0x010009C4 -> 2500 NR
ISO: 0x01000C80 -> 3200 NR
ISO: 0x01000FA0 -> 4000 NR
ISO: 0x01001388 -> 5000 NR
ISO: 0x01001900 -> 6400 NR
ISO: 0x01001F40 -> 8000 NR
ISO: 0x01002710 -> 10000 NR
ISO: 0x01003200 -> 12800 NR
ISO: 0x01003E80 -> 16000 NR
ISO: 0x01006400 -> 25600 NR
ISO: 0x0100C800 -> 51200 NR
ISO: 0x01019000 -> 36864 NR
ISO: 0x01032000 -> 8192 NR
ISO: 0x01064000 -> 16384 NR
ISO: 0x02FFFFFF -> Auto MF NR
ISO: 0x02000064 -> 100 MF NR
ISO: 0x020000C8 -> 200 MF NR
ISO: 0x02000190 -> 400 MF NR
ISO: 0x02000320 -> 800 MF NR
ISO: 0x02000640 -> 1600 MF NR
ISO: 0x02000C80 -> 3200 MF NR
ISO: 0x02001900 -> 6400 MF NR
ISO: 0x02003200 -> 12800 MF NR
ISO: 0x02006400 -> 25600 MF NR
ISO: 0x0200C800 -> 51200 MF NR

Default aperture: 0xFFFF -> Auto
Current aperture: 0x0320 -> 8.0
Aperture: 0x0000 to 0xFFFF step 1 -> 0 to 65535

Default shutter speed: 0xFFFFFFFF -> Bulb
Current shutter speed: 0x00010064 -> 1/100
Shutter speed: 0x00000000 to 0xFFFFFFFF step 1 -> 0 to 4294967295


DeviceInfo 247 bytes hexdump:
64 00 11 00 00 00 64 00 14 53 00 6F 00 6E 00 79 | d.....d..S.o.n.y
00 20 00 50 00 54 00 50 00 20 00 45 00 78 00 74 | . .P.T.P. .E.x.t
00 65 00 6E 00 73 00 69 00 6F 00 6E 00 73 00 00 | .e.n.s.i.o.n.s..
00 00 00 10 00 00 00 02 10 03 10 01 10 04 10 05 | ................
10 06 10 07 10 08 10 09 10 0A 10 1B 10 01 92 02 | ................
92 05 92 07 92 09 92 03 00 00 00 01 C2 02 C2 03 | ................
C2 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 01 38 01 | ..............8.
B3 01 B1 11 53 00 6F 00 6E 00 79 00 20 00 43 00 | ....S.o.n.y. .C.
6F 00 72 00 70 00 6F 00 72 00 61 00 74 00 69 00 | o.r.p.o.r.a.t.i.
6F 00 6E 00 00 00 0A 49 00 4C 00 43 00 45 00 2D | o.n....I.L.C.E.-
00 36 00 33 00 30 00 30 00 00 00 04 31 00 2E 00 | .6.3.0.0....1...
30 00 00 00 21 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 | 0...!0.0.0.0.0.0
00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 00 30 | .0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0
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Thanks for all your help!
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Re: Help with Sony Cameras

Postby francomeconi » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:48 pm

Sorry, just discovered that SEM creates a folder and saves images straight to hard drive! In any case, is there any way to save the images to the SD card as well?? Just to be safe? Thanks!
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Re: Help with Sony Cameras

Postby xjubier » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:36 pm

francomeconi wrote:I'm from Argentina, getting ready for the Dec 14 eclipse down here in patagonia. I downloaded SEM and I've been having a few problems trying it on a Sony A7 and Sony a6300. Browsing through the forum I found a couple of threads with people having problems and I read there's really not much to be done, such bad news!!! However I'd still like to give it a shot, but I'm having a very specific problem, which is that basically the program runs OK, my cameras fire but the pictures don't get saved. I'm testing on a Sony A7 and on a Sony a6300, both get detected by the software and the scripts run fine, some frames get skipped it the script is very fast but I believe that a normal script like the basic one should be able to run. When I saw that the pictures weren't being saved I tried the troubleshooting selecting "Camera/press shutter release" and "Single Exposure with settings", both work ok (single exposure with settings will even set the camera to the right settings), the cameras fire but the images do not get saved on the SD cards. Any idea what could be happening?

francomeconi wrote:Sorry, just discovered that SEM creates a folder and saves images straight to hard drive! In any case, is there any way to save the images to the SD card as well??

Franco, to my knowledge there is no way to do this for your two camera models. This issue is caused by those two Sony camera models for which the firmware provides no option to save the images onto the memory card. I know it sounds crazy but that's a Sony limitation and the fact is Sony only added such an option very recently and as you can imagine only on its newest cameras without providing any firmware updates for the older and limited ones! Moreover even on recent Sony cameras even though you now have the option to save onto the memory card it still at the same time want to save the image on the computer hence slowing down the process which is why I use a trick and have the user set this transfered image to the smallest JPEG one to minimize the lost time. So unless Sony decides to update those camera firmwares I see no solution or workaround.

Sony tethered control implementation is by far the worse of all camera manufacturers, and it's also not documented (true for all camera manufacturers but Nikon). So I had to reverse-engineer Sony's implementation and since I don't own any Sony camera I had to find a way to get access to one for a sufficient time.
I would also like to point out that changing the exposure settings on a Sony camera is slow, thanks to a clunky implementation. I have recently found a way to hopefully make it quicker but this will need to be fully tested and validated on multiple camera models. I hope to have a test version sometimes in October, so would you be ready to test it?

From where in Argentina are you going to observe the eclipse? I'm supposed to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche on December 8th but with the Covid-19 current restrictions nothing is really possible for the time being. Lets hope Argentina will open up its borders to foreigners soon and without any 14-day quarantine!
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