Remote shooting, image transfer, and video editing using a smartphone or tablet

Imaging Edge Mobile

This application is for smartphones and tablets. It allows you to transfer still images or video to a smartphone or tablet, perform remote shooting, and add location information to images.

Imaging Edge Mobile is the successor application to PlayMemories Mobile. To use it, update PlayMemories Mobile.

Transfer & Tagging add-on

Specifically for professional use, this application for smartphones and tablets enables you to speed up your still image transfer workflow. Functions such as "FTP background transfer" to smartphones and "tag/caption quick add" let you deliver images efficiently and quickly.

Supported devices: ILCE-1, ILCE-9M2, ILCE-9 (camera system software Ver. 5.00 or later), ILCE-7RM4A, ILCE-7RM4, ILCE-7RM3A, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7C, ILCE-7M4, ILCE-7M3

Movie Edit add-on

Movie Edit add-on is a video editing application for smartphones that provides intelligent framing and image stabilization to create flowing shot images similar to using a gimbal.

Supported devices: ILCE-7C, ILCE-7M4, ZV-E10, ZV-1, DSC-RX100M7, DSC-RX0M2

Same-day delivery of photo and video galleries

Visual Story

A cloud service for photographers and video creators. By renovating the workflow from shooting to delivery, galleries can be created immediately while on site and can be delivered to the client the same day.

Currently, this app and service are available in the USA only.

Supported devices: ILCE-1, ILCE-9M2, ILCE-9 (camera system software Ver. 5.00 or later), ILCE-7RM4A, ILCE-7RM4, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7C, ILCE-7M4, ILCE-7M3 (camera system software Ver. 4.00 or later), ILME-FX3

Remote shooting or RAW image developing using a PC

Imaging Edge Desktop

A desktop application that enhances the quality and efficiency of production work, such as remote shooting and RAW development.
Imaging Edge Desktop is equipped with three functions: “Remote” for remote shooting, “Viewer” for browsing, and “Edit” for editing. You can also use this application to develop and browse RAW images.

Using your Sony camera as a webcam

Imaging Edge Webcam

You can connect your Sony camera to a PC, and use it as a high-quality webcam on a livestreaming/web conferencing service.

Managing and editing images on a PC

PlayMemories Home

This single PC application provides functions for managing, editing, and sharing images.

  • Downloads of PlayMemories Home Ver. 5.5 (version for 32-bit operating systems) were ended on March 31, 2020.
    The download service for the Mac version of PlayMemories Home was scheduled to be terminated on March 31, 2020. However, the period has been extended, and downloads are still available.
  • Not compatible with models released in 2020 and later (except for ZV-1, ILCE-7RM3A, and ILCE-7RM4A).

Adding functions to your camera

PlayMemories Camera Apps

This service allows you to add the functions of your choice by installing the associated applications on the camera.

  • Some applications have fees or require payment.

Developing RAW images

Capture One Express(for Sony)

This software for developing RAW images is from Phase One. Image processing tools employing a high-end RAW image processing engine enable you to produce high-grade, exquisitely detailed images. Please direct any questions you may have about purchasing Capture One Pro (paid version), how to use the software, or obtaining support to Phase One.

Supporting professional workflow

Catalyst Browse

Catalyst Browse (free version) is a software application for previewing clips. It allows you to preview XAVC S and XAVC HS clips, check and edit metadata, apply SteadyShot* correction using metadata, apply color correction, copy clips to the local hard disk, transcode between a variety of formats, and more.

* The SteadyShot function is supported on the these models.

Catalyst Prepare

In addition to the functions of Catalyst Browse, Catalyst Prepare (paid version) features bin-based clip management, simple timeline editing using a storyboard, and more.

* The SteadyShot function is supported on the these models.

Catalyst Prepare Plugin

Software plugin for Adobe® Premiere® Pro that lets you make use of metadata recorded while shooting to implement fast and high-precision workflows

IPTC Metadata Preset

This application allows you to create and write IPTC metadata.

Supported devices: ILCE-1, ILCE-9M2, ILCE-9, ILCE-7RM4A, ILCE-7RM4, ILCE-7SM3, ILCE-7C, ILCE-7M4

Remote Camera Tool

You can connect multiple cameras using Ethernet cables and control them remotely from a PC.

Supported devices: ILCE-1, ILCE-9M2, ILCE-9 (camera system software Ver. 6.00 or later)

Software for which download services have ended

Download services have ended for the software below. The successor software for each provides similar features.

Action Cam Movie Creator

Use PlayMemories Home to edit movies and use multi-view display.
Use Imaging Edge Desktop (Viewer) to create time-lapse movies.

Action Cam App

Use PlayMemories Home to edit movies on your computer.
Use Imaging Edge Desktop (Viewer) to create time-lapse movies on your computer.

HEIF Converter

To handle HEIF images, download HEIF Extension for Imaging Edge Desktop (Viewer/Edit).

PlayMemories Mobile

The successor application, Imaging Edge Mobile, provides the same functionality.

Image Data Conerter / Sony RAW Driver

To handle RAW data, use Imaging Edge Desktop (Viewer/Edit).

Remote Camera Control

To operate the camera remotely, use Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote).

Music Transfer

PlayMemories Home provides the same function (for Windows only). Start PlayMemories Home and select [Tools] > [Music Transfer].

PMB(Picture Motion Browser)

To import and view images, use PlayMemories Home as described above.

The following software is no longer available for download as of the end of March, 2020.

  • MVR Studio
  • Wireless Auto Import


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