Article ID : 00162772 / Last Modified : 18/08/2021

How to set up the Handycam to control another camera.

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article before starting these steps.

    Using the Multi-Camera Control feature, you can set up your Handycam as a controller for another Handycam, an Action Cam, or a Cyber-Shot camera.

    Notes:

    • In the steps below, the controlling camera is called the Master camera, and the cameras connected to the Master camera are called Client cameras.
    • You will need to set up both the Master and the Client cameras to use the Multi Camera Control feature. Check your manual for model-specific information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.


    Single Connection

    Follow the steps to set up your Handycam as a Master camera and shoot with a Client camera at the same time.

    1. Set up the Master camera as a Single Connection:

      1. On the Master camera, press the MENU button
      2. Select Wireless.
      3. Select Multi Camera Ctrl Set.
      4. Select Single Connection.
    2. Enable the Wi-Fi on the Master camera:

      1. On the Master camera, press the MENU button.
      2. Select Wireless.
      3. Select Multi Camera Control.
    3. Connect the Client camera to the Master camera:

      • If the Client camera is a Handycam:

        1. On the Client camera, press the MENU button.
        2. Select Wireless.
        3. Select Ctrl with Smartphone.
      • If the Client camera is an Action Cam or Lens Type camera:

        1. Turn on the Client camera.
        2. Set the Wi-Fi setting to Single Connection. Check your manual for model-specific information.
    4. On the Master camera, select the Client camera Wi-Fi name (SSID).

    5. On the Client camera, authorize the Wi-Fi connection:

      Note: The operations performed on the Client side will vary depending on the model. See the specific camera manual for details. 

    6. Once the connection is established, an icon appears on the monitor of the Master camera.

    7. Press the START/STOP button of the Master camera to start recording with both cameras.


    Multi Connection

    Follow the steps to set up your Handycam as the Master camera and shoot with multiple Client cameras at the same time.

    1. Set up the Master camera as Multi Connection:

      1. On the Master camera, press the MENU button:
      2. Select Wireless.
      3. Select Multi Camera Ctrl Set.
      4. Select Multi Connection.
    2. Enable the Wi-Fi of the Master camera:

      1. On the Master camera, press the MENU button.
      2. Select Wireless.
      3. Select Multi Camera Control.
    3. On the Master camera, tap the (Setting) icon.

    4. Select Connect Device Reg.

      Note: The message Operate the device you want to connect to and connect via Wi-Fi to the device will appear on the monitor. 

    5. Connect the Client camera to the Master camera:

      Note: Action Cam/Lens Type camera is available for multi-connection Client cameras. 
      1. Turn on the Client camera.
      2. Set the Wi-Fi setting to Multi Connection. Check your manual for model-specific information.
    6. On the Master camera, select the Client camera Wi-Fi name (SSID).

    7. On the Client camera, authorize the Wi-Fi connection:

      Note: The operations performed on the Client side will vary depending on the model. See the specific camera manual for details. 

    8. When Registration complete. is displayed on the monitor of the Master camera, tap OK.

    9. Repeat steps 3-8 to connect additional cameras.

    10. Press the START/STOP button of the Master camera to start recording with all connected cameras.