Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tool to enable Wifi sending for Sony's Alpha cameras

Sony's A6000 has a nice feature to allow it to push images via Wifi. The camera however only does so, if it has been paired with Sony's PlayMemories Windows software. That's a one time thing, also the pairing isn't really a pairing that's strongly enforced anywhere. It's just settings truncated GUID, that the camera will broadcast after connecting to the Wifi Hotspott.

One could just grab a Windows device and do the pairing, however I was curios to see if I can cut out this requirement. And I could! I added sony-guid-setter.c to falk0069's sony-pm-alt repository which crafts non-standard USB packages so that the camera thinks it's pairing with PlayMemories. How this is done is documented in the of falk0069's repo.