As a follow-up to my attempts described here — that is use the Sony Remote Camera Control (on a Mac) to take n pictures at specified intervals — I finally came up with a (free) solution!
The problem was that the app seems to be so badly programmed (for instance, there is the issue with the graphics) that it’s neither Applescript-able nor UI-scriptable. It doesn‘t even have a single keyboard shortcut — why at least can‘t I take a picture with the space key?? Anyway, so I had to resort to the Automator with its new “Watch me do” functionality (plus a little bit of Applescript), and it finally works! Here is how you can profit from it too:
- Download this archive
- Put the two files into “/Applications/Sony Image Data Suite”
- Connect your Alpha 700, 900, 99 … (in Remote Connection mode) and start the “Remote Camera Control” App
- Make all your photographic settings and adjustments
- Open “Interval Timer”
- Run the script
Of course you’re welcome to modify things, this is just a very elementary, quick & dirty approach. If you have any suggestions for this, please let me know.
UPDATE: Used this technique today (1 pic every 10s, 600 in total). Check it out on youtube.
I was so drunk, I couldn’t even pee attention.
I have the same problem -> running the script but nothing happens.
very good. Seems way easier and cheaper then a remote.
Wierd that the interval recording isn’t in the a700 as standerd.
But i’m havin’ trouble making it work.
I’m connecting camera, opening sony image data suite, running script – but then nothing happends.. What am i doing wrong?
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