Cameras: Sony Cameras and Camcorders


You can connect many compact or DSLR cameras or camcorders manufactured by Sony to your computer by using:

Equipment Overview

Maximum Video Resolution
Manufacturer details Imaging Edge Webcam


In general:

  • Set the camera's frame rate to match the Studio's set frame rate.
  • Connect the camera to an external power source, rather than using its battery.
    • If your camera has the option for USB Power Supply, turn it On. Otherwise, make sure the camera is fully charged before you record.

If using Sony Imaging Edge Webcam:

The exact steps depend on your camera model. See full, detailed instructions at

  1. In the camera's settings, enable its 'PC Remote' function.
  2. Connect the camera to your computer via USB cable, then set the camera to AUTO mode.
  3. Open Riverside in your browser.
  4. Set the camera to Movie mode.
  5. Select Sony Imaging Edge as the video input in Riverside.
  • For best results, do not connect the camera wirelessly.

If using an HDMI capture card:

  • Check your Sony camera's compatibility details at the capture card manufacturer's website, like on
  • Turn off the camera's informational overlays, such as the focus box, resolution, etc. (called a 'Clean HDMI Feed') so it is not present on your recorded video.
  • Disable any power-saving settings that automatically turn the camera off after a period of non-use.
  • Confirm that you have selected the capture card as your video input in Riverside (like "Cam Link 4K"), rather than "Sony Imaging Edge" or the name of the camera model.

Select Camera Video Guides (from the Elgato YouTube Channel)


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