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The Android version does not support videos.

Concept

During event

After event

Remote participants

Client

Improve the workflow from shooting through delivery.

Photos and videos*1 can be transferred to your smartphone automatically while shooting an event and linked with the cloud, and you can readily edit and select them with the app.
You can share a photo gallery in real-time with remote participants during an event to give a live experience and deliver a photos and videos gallery immediately to your client in a story format on the same day.

Design

Visual Story

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The Android version does not support videos.

How to use, Supported devices, etc.

Main features

1. Shooting/Transfer

Automatically transfer photo and video from your camera to your smartphone

Photos and videos*1 you shoot is automatically*2 transferred to your smartphone using the camera’s background transfer, which allows you and your client to instantly make image selections on a mobile device. In addition, ratings from the camera are also reflected.

2. Real time share

Share Live Gallery to remote participants during an event

Live Gallery function lets you share a photo gallery in real time even while you capture images during an event.*3 It uses AI to automatically select appropriate photos through image analysis*4, allowing the photographer to focus on shooting. Viewers can enjoy the photographer's best shots no matter where they are. In addition, viewers can add "Like" to their favorite photos. The photographer can also use those liked photos later to help create the final selection of photos to be delivered to the client.

For remote participants

For remote participants

Remote participants can watch photos of the decisive moments during the event in real time, so they can feel more immersive.

For in-person participants

For in-person participants

Participants at the event in-person can engage in the event while watching photos taken by professionals in real time, so they can enjoy the event even more.

3. Selection

Smart, fast image selection assistance

By utilizing the metadata of a camera and AI, you can efficiently narrow down the images on your smartphone, so you can quickly select the delivered images.

Timeline view and Event view

Visual Story provides a variety of View screens making it easier to locate specific images by time or by event. Visual Story provides a timeline view and event view so that you can find the desired photo or video quickly and efficiently. You can sort images on the time axis and display each event such as ring exchange, cake cutting, and first dance, so you can find the specific image instantly and efficiently.

Choose images using a variety of filters

You can narrow down a large number of photos using a variety of filters based on AI, Eye AF and other focus position information. You can sort your photos by rating or by camera, extract photos with eyes closed, or filter them by items such as tableware, cakes, or jewelry and so on, through object detection. You can also choose only images used in a Live Gallery or those with likes. These functions will greatly assist in selecting your photos in different ways. You can also choose only images used in a live gallery or those with likes. These functions will greatly assist in selecting your photos in different ways.

4. Edit

Apply edit presets automatically to multiple images at once

Edit

By simply registering an edit preset prior to shooting, you can automatically apply the preset to all images to save time and effort in addition to maintaining a consistent look throughout the entire shoot. Effects can also be adjusted for individual images later.

Trimming and editing videos using a new feature “Shot Mark”

Shot Mark

The shot mark put on the camera body*5 can be displayed on the app, and the video can be trimmed with reference to the shot mark.

5. Multi-device compatibility

Through cloud collaboration, galleries can be created and synced on multiple mobile devices, including tablets, for easy viewing.

6. Instant delivery

You can easily create a Story Gallery with the APP, which can be delivered instantly on site. You can create only one gallery in the world that combines not only photos but also videos.

This also allows you to embed your logo, social media information and more directly onto the images within the Story Gallery – making it easier than ever to brand and market your services, especially when your client shares the images on various social media platforms.

7. Download

Your client can download all of the images in their Story Gallery at one time as well as download a slideshow movie created from a combination of photos and videos, providing multiple ways to relive those precious memories.

8. Final delivery

Ratings and selections made while creating Story Gallery can also be downloaded as an XMP transferred to other applications on a PC, simplifying the final delivery process.

Use Case

Instant delivery is valuable added

Visual Story is perfect for a variety of events such as weddings, parties, corporate events, and more. It is ideal for any situation where there are many photos and videos taken that need to be delivered instantly.

Wedding

Corporate Event

School Event

School Sports

Family

Party

Client's voice

What Photographers are saying

  • “I’ve always wished something like this existed so that it could add value to my wedding business and clients. The best part about this app is that now I can have a gallery for a client to show them while we’re still AT the wedding. That gives me an additional service that I can offer and adds more income as a professional wedding photographer. Without a doubt I will be using this app in the future.”

  • “Speed in delivery is king these days. Clients always want images within a day or two max. With the gallery it makes it fun and simple to get images online in a nice presentation before the wedding is even over. I’m 100% looking forward to using Visual Story for my weddings in 2021.”

  • “The app can cut down my editing time and allow me to deliver images to the client during the wedding or right after with ease. On a timely note, many weddings right now have been paired way down in guest count or even turned into elopements. The release of this software is perfect timing as our couples try to navigate how to keep everyone safe and still celebrate their marriage.”

  • “The app was very easy to use, with the in-app setup instructions clear and simple to follow. It worked smoothly with Wi-Fi and the ability to create and send a gallery of edited photos in real time will save time in my workflow and impress our clients. I’m looking forward to adding the Visual Story to my 2021 wedding workflow.”

  • "The app is pretty simple and straightforward. It’s useful not only for wedding work, but for event photography as well. Same day edits are an upsell that I offer anytime I shoot weddings and events, and having the ability to do it quickly via the app will help me maximize my profits while making my clients happy. I will definitely use the app anytime that speedy deliveries are a priority for the client.”

What brides are saying

Sony surveyed 400 Brides in U.S. who have a wedding or plan to have a wedding.

Online survey, Feb.4 - Feb. 10, 2020

Q. Would you be interested in Visual Story?

(Show the bride a story gallery image)

Not interested

Interested

85% of the brides showed interest.

Q. Are you willing to pay for this service?

Not willing to pay

Willing to pay

97% of the brides showed interest of paying for the service. Average price was approx. $260.

Visual Story

Download on the App Store
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The Android version does not support videos.

How to use, Supported devices, etc.
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  • *1 The Android version does not support videos.
  • *2 ILCE-7M4 is the only model that supports automatic video transfer.
  • *3 Photos can be viewed for about twenty four hours after an event.
  • *4 AI performs image analysis to automatically detect and exclude those images from the Live Gallery such as any dark images, blurred images, and similar images at short intervals.
  • *5 ILCE-7M4 is the only model that supports Shot Mark.
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Max num. of projects
Project is an unit to manage images transferred from the camera. You can create/delete projects within the maximum number.
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Num. of gallery deliveries
The number of times to deliver story gallery. You can edit the story galleries after delivery.
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Max num. of images in gallery
The maximum number of images that can be displayed in a story gallery.
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Num. of live gallery creations
The number of times you can share your live gallery. A live gallery is a function that enables you to distribute your photo gallery in real time.
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