Tether Tools Air Direct Wireless Tethering (Pre-order Now $329) offers advanced tethering technology allowing you to tether Sony cameras wirelessly to Capture One, Imaging Edge Remote & Smart Shooter 4. It connects through the camera’s USB tethering port and provides the same control possible with wired tethering.
While Sony a7R IV internal Wifi and Air Direct are both 5Ghz 802.11AC, Air Direct has two antennas which are much larger than internal camera antennas and signals have a hard time passing through metal camera housings, so you should see a speed improvement with Air Direct since it’s been designed to reach the maximum transfer potential 802.11AC has to offer.
When considering transfer speed, bear in mind that RAW files can get very large. RAW transfer speeds of Compressed RAW 60MB files will be about 7-8 seconds (double that for Uncompressed RAW). So with high resolution cameras, you may wish to shoot RAW+JPEG since JPEG will transfer in 1-2 seconds for immediate review and RAW will transfer behind it.
• RAW and JPEG transfer to Mac and PC
• Works with any USB Tether Camera
• Works with any Tethering Software that supports your camera
• 802.11AC Wi-Fi connection
• USB-C technology for lightning fast transfer
• LP-E6 battery, DC, and USB power options
• Air Remote App provides compatibility with iOS or Android devices
• Enables wireless camera control as well as simultaneous RAW and JPEG image transfer
The latest USB-C technology coupled with 802.11 AC wireless protocol for 5X faster transfer speed. TetherPro Cables for all supported cameras* included. *Phase One Cable Kit sold separate.
Raw & Jpeg Transfer
Transfer any image file directly from your camera to your computer with Wireless PTP. No watch folders. No hot folders.
Your Software. No Compromises
Air Direct provides all native features in your tether software of choice. Adjust camera settings, LiveView, overlay, capture.Rate and tag images right in your own catalog.
Power How You Work
Top loading battery for quick access. DC port for external USB Battery Packs or uninterrupted A/C power. Hot swap power and Air Direct remains connected. No downtime.
Dual Band, Greater Range
2.4GHz or 5GHz bandwidth for faster transmission, further distance and less environmental interference. Dual high-powered internal antennas for greater range.