Chris, Are you able to tether the camera and process in C1? Jim
Apologies for butting in, but as there has been some ambiguity on other threads plus I've just been testing the A7r, today - thought I'd quickly comment.
(1) Both C1 and Lightroom offer file support but not tethering.
(2) You can tether with the SONY Remote Camera Control App. It downloads both RAW & JPEG's (or both) to a folder of your choice. It's fast - I tried it on FF RAW's - and In addition to the usual controls, you can, via the app, control and set:
-Drive modes (both single and continuous) , exposure bracketing, self timer, interval and host of others which I've now forgotten.
-WB (and) WB bracketing.
-DRO / HDR
-Picture Effects (the built-in ones, if you use them)
(3) You can also apparently tether with a program by DNA software. http://dslrsoftware.com/tethered_shoot_lr5_a7_macosx.php . Allegedly this also works with their iPad remote viewer. I haven't yet had time to try these out. Frankly the remote Camera Control works so well that I doubt I'll bother. Just set a 'hot' folder in either Lightroom or C1.
(4) The SONY 'multi' socket may be multi, but is in fact a USB MICRO socket. I've connected the camera with a bog standard USB micro cable (in fact a 20ft one) - and it connects/tethers with no problems. (Though it didn't mind being connected to either the mac or one of my hubs, it didn't work when I used a USB socket on the back of a Cinema Display).
I didn't expect it to work so well. It was rock solid. Impressive.
When using “Remote Camera Control,” the following ops are available via computer.
- Changing this product’s settings and shooting.
- Recording images directly to the computer.
- Performing interval timer shooting.
NB : MENU → (Setup)(p4) → [USB Connection] → [PC Remote].