RM-LVR1 System Software Update

What Does This Do?
This utility updates the system firmware and provides the following benefits:
  • Adds new clock settings
  • Adds the Hold button function
  • Adds the Camera settings function
    Note: Only available with compatible cameras
    (includes HDR-AS15, HDR-AS30V, and HDR-AS100V as of Feb 27 2014)
  • Adds the Zoom function
  • Adds the Automatic exposure setting
    Note: Only available with compatible cameras
    (includes DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 as of Feb 27 2014)
  • Adds the Automatic camera date setting
    Note: Only available with compatible cameras
    (includes DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 as of Feb 27 2014)
  • Adds the Memory card warning indicator
  • Adds the Multi camera control function
    Note: Only available with compatible cameras
    (includes HDR-AS100 as of Feb 27 2014)
Applicable Products and Operating Systems (see full list...)

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

Table of Contents 
Determine if Your Device Needs the Update 

This update is only for RM-LVR1 devices that currently have firmware versions lower than 2.00.
If your device firmware version is 2.00, this update is not necessary.


  1. On the RM-LVR1 device, press the MENU button, select the (Main Settings) icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  2. From the Main Settings screen, select the (Version) icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  3. If version 2.00 is displayed, your device does not need this update.
    Note: If "Ver. 1.00" is not displayed, please download and install the firmware update.
    Version Screen
Important Notes 
  • IMPORTANT: This utility is only for use with the Sony® RM-LVR1 Live View Remote. Do not install this utility with any other model.
  • WARNING!!: This firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process and downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
  • This update process requires the following items for proper updating:
    • A computer with:
      • Available Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
      • Installed Memory (RAM): 512 MB or more
      • A USB port.
      • One of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems installed:
        • Windows 8/8.1
        • Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1)
        • Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2)
          Note: Starter Edition of Windows Vista is not supported.
        • Windows XP (with Service Pack 3)
          Note: 64-bit and Starter Editions of Windows XP are not supported.
    • Device power source:
      • This update can only be performed when the remaining battery level has three bars Battery Indicater or more. When performing the firmware update, it's recommended to use a fully charged battery pack.
        WARNING!!: The device may not operate properly if the power is interrupted during the update.
    • USB cable:
      • Use the USB cable supplied with the device.
        IMPORTANT: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
  • Please view this Operating Instructions Supplement for information on the added or modifies functions.
Download and Update the Firmware 
  1. Download the Update_RMLVR1V200.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
    Note: For Windows 8, the default settings for Internet Explorer® will save the file in the "Downloads" folder. To locate the Downloads folder, click the "Desktop" tile from the Start screen and then locate the downloaded file using Windows Explorer.
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_RMLVR1V200.exe file to begin the Firmware Updater.
  3. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, confirm the following information, and then click "Next" to continue.
    Connect the Device Screen
    Connect the device to your computer using the supplied USB cable. On the LCD of the device, "USB Mode" will appear.
    Verify that the remove hardware icon Remove Hardware Icon or Remove Hardware Icon is displayed in the task tray at the lower right-hand corner of the computer screen.

    Notes:
    • If the message "Could not find the device for this update." appears on the computer display, try disconnecting and reconnection the USB cable or try another USB port on the computer.
    • Sometimes when the device is connected to the computer with the USB cable, a message appears to restart the computer. If this occurs, remove the battery pack from the device, restart the computer, reconnect the battery pack, and then start the firmware update procedure again.
  4. When the updater recognizes the device connection, the next "Firmware Updater" screen is displayed on the computer, and the device screen displays the following image.

    Device Connection Screen
  5. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".
    Check the Version Screen
    WARNING!!: Do not power off the device or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  6. When the following screen is displayed, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
    If the current version is lower than 2.00, click "Next".
    Note: If the current version is "2.00", your device does not need this update. Stop the USB connection by clicking the remove hardware icon Remove Hardware Icon or Remove Hardware Icon in the task tray in the lower right corner of the computer screen, disconnect the USB cable, and then click the "Finish" button on the "Firmware Updater" screen.

  7. WARNING!!: Do not disconnect the USB cable from the device or the computer during the update process.
  8. Reset the device.
    To reset the device, first stop the USB connection by clicking the remove hardware icon Remove Hardware Icon or Remove Hardware Icon in the task tray in the lower right corner of the computer screen, and then press the REC/ENTER button on the device.
    Device REC/ENTER Button Screen
    Note: The screen will turn off after pressing the REC/ENTER button. Please continue to the next step.
  9. At the "Firmware Updater" screen, click "Next".

  10. Click Next Screen
  11. After resetting, reconnection of the device is verified, and the following screen is displayed, click "Run".
    Note: The update process takes about ten minutes to complete.
    Run the Update Screen
    WARNING!!: Do not power off the device or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  12. When the following screen is displayed, click "Finish".
    Update Complete Screen
  13. You may now disconnect the USB cable.
  14. Power off the device and then back on again.
Check the Firmware Version After Updating (optional) 
  1. On the RM-LVR1 device, press the MENU button, select the (Main Settings) icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  2. From the Main Settings screen, select the (Version) icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  3. If version 2.00 is displayed, the firmware update was successful.
    Note: If "Ver. 2.00" is not displayed, please download and install the firmware update again..
    Version Screen
Download
Update_RMLVR1V200.exe  (68.33 MB)

Download Files

Update_RMLVR1V200.exe
Date: 2/27/2014
Version: 2.00
Size: 68.33 MB
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