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Sony Alpha a7R IV

This section describes how to set up the Sony Alpha a7R IV with Skynode. Please refer to this page for wiring instructions and this page for specifics about the Pixhawk Payload Bus.

What you will need for this step

  • Skynode Enterprise (powered as described in Power Skynode)
  • Pixhawk Payload Bus (connected as described in Pixhawk Payload Bus)
  • USB-C to Micro USB cable (not included in the kit)
  • Sony Alpha a7R IV Camera (not included in the kit)


In order to use the Sony a7R IV camera with Skynode, the PC Remote Function feature has to be enable on the camera first.
  1. 1.
    Turn on the Sony a7R and open the Settings menu (Press MENU button):
  2. 2.
    Navigate to the Network1 tab and open PC Remote Function.
  3. 3.
    Set PC Remote to On and make sure PC Remote Cnct Method is set to USB.
  4. 4.
    Exit the dialog by pressing the MENU button.


  1. 1.
    Connect the camera to the Pixhawk Payload Bus Adapter Board using a USB-C to Micro USB cable.
  2. 2.
    Follow the instructions in General Setup. This section is the same for all payloads.