I am looking to be able to watch myself film on my MacBook pro through the sony a5000 and was wondering if this was possible and how? Thank you
This is an old thread, but the A5000 can be used as a "webcam" using the OpenMemories-Tweak from
ma1co on GitHub.
I've successfully used this procedure (modified slightly since I used the macos version of
pmca-gui) to output clean (ie: no on-screen displays) 1080p from the micro HDMI port. I use a $15 USB 3.0 HDMI video capture device and have used it with Google Meet, the macos Photo Booth app, and OBS.
I've noticed the cheap capture card has a slight lag, but that's about it.
Tethering your camera is supported by both Sony Camera Remote Control and Capture One Pro but Live View is not.
DigiCamControl http://digicamcontrol.com/ claims to support Live View with your model.
EDIT: Live view is available for free through darktable on macOS. The refresh rate is low and the picture quality is poor but it is a live view nonetheless! For those struggling, sometimes other processes hijack the connection to the camera so I tried killing processes in Activity Monitor and successfully got a connection to darktable.
Live view is provided through gphoto2, which has a list of supported cameras.
At the time of writing this, Sony has updated their software to Imaging Edge. This supports the A5000 (ICLE-5000) but does not provide a live-view option.
Testing with my A5100 it works over USB and does have a nice set of options.
Using the mobile app Sony PlayMemories on my iPhone, I can get live view for the A5100, but the refresh rate is at around 1 Hz.