Communicating Data via
— Serial setting Page
When you click Serial on the Administrator menu, the
Serial setting page appears.
Use this page to set up for the date communication via
the serial interface. You can input data from a computer
via the network to the camera, and output it to an
external serial interface for controlling a peripheral
device, or, vice versa, input data from a peripheral
device to the camera via the external serial interface and
output it to the computer via the network.
Perform the setting to match the peripheral device you
connect to the camera.
Select the serial standard used to connect a peripheral
device via the serial interface: RS232C or RS485.
If RS485 is selected on the Standard menu, the data
communication is semi-duplex. Connect a peripheral
device supporting semi-duplex communication.
Select the port through which you send and receive data
via the network: HTTP (HTTP Generic Driver) or TCP
(TCP Generic Driver), or select if the camera is
controlled using the VISCA protocol.
HTTP: When you select HTTP, you can realize data
communication by creating an HTML program with
CGI commands embedded in the computer.
For the CGI commands, consult your authorized
TCP: When you select TCP, specify the TCP port
number on the TCP Port No. menu, and you can send
and receive data that is input to or output from the
external serial communication port. You can check
the connection to the camera using a DOS command
"telnet [host name] [assigned port number]".
VISCA: When you select VISCA, you can control the
camera using the VISCA protocol.
For the command list of the VISCA protocol, consult
your authorized Sony dealer.
• When you control the camera via the serial port using
the VISCA protocol, match the communication
settings with those on the connected controller.
• This camera does not support the daisy chain
connection of VISCA devices. Connect the camera
and the controller one for one.
TCP port No.
When you select TCP on the Mode menu, type the port
number for the TCP port (TCP Generic Driver). Set a
port number other than Well-Known port numbers (0 to
Select the communication baud rate for the peripheral
device connected to the serial interface. You can select
from among the following baud rates:
38400, 19200, 9600, 4800, 2400, 1200, 600, 300 (bps)
Select the parity bit for the peripheral device connected
to the serial interface: None, Odd or Even.
Select the character length for the peripheral device
connected to the serial interface: 7 or 8 (bits).
Select the stop bit for the peripheral device connected to
the serial interface: 1 or 2 (bits).
See "Buttons common to every setting page" on page
Communicating Data via Serial Port — Serial setting Page