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About this download

About this upgrade (15/12/2011)

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.

Sony is always concerned about quality and customer satisfaction and therefore is offering a firmware upgrade for Interchangeable Lens Digital Camcorder NEX-VG10E. Please refer to the "Download and Installation" section of this page on how to download and install the firmware upgrade.

Important:

If you have any issue with the firmware upgrade, please contact Sony.



Confirm the firmware version of your camcorder

Follow the instructions below to check the firmware version of your camcorder.
If the firmware version is Ver.03 or later, the upgrade is not required.

  1. Select Menu --> Setup --> Version on the camcorder.
  2. The firmware version is displayed as illustrated below.

Applicable Models

  • NEX-VG10E with firmware Ver.02 or lower

Improvements

This utility upgrades the NEX-VG10E firmware to version 03, and provides the following benefits:

  • Compatibility with Mount Adaptor "LA-EA2".
  • Addition of the "Peaking" function in manual focus mode.

Benefits provided by previous upgrade program (Ver.02) and included in version 03.



System Requirements

  • Computer hardware
    • CPU: Intel processor
    • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
    • RAM: 256MB or more
  • Power source for the camcorder
    • Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70 / NP-FV100 (sold separately)
      or
      AC adapter AC-PW10AM

      Note: The upgrade can be performed only when the remaining battery level is (three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery or the AC adapter AC-PW10AM
  • USB cable supplied with the camcorder

Install

Important notes:

  • When performing the firmware upgrade, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-FV70 / NP-FV100 (sold separately) or the AC adapter AC-PW10AM.
  • Do not remove the battery or AC adapter during the upgrade; otherwise, the camcorder may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Remove the memory card from the camcorder beforehand.

Step 1: download the firmware upgrader

  1. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. After reading the disclaimer, click the [Accept] button below.
  3. The download of the [NEX-VG10V3_Update1112a.dmg] file (57,2 MB (57.196.000 bytes)) will start.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).

Step 2: upgrade the firmware of your camcorder

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [NEX-VG10V3_Update1112a.dmg] file you downloaded. Do not connect the camcorder at this point.
  3. Double-click the [NEX-VG10V3_Update1112a] icon which appears on the Desktop.
  4. Double-click the [FirmwareUpdater] icon.
  5. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes. Type the password for the administrative account.



  6. Firmware Updater starts up.



  7. Connect the camcorder to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    Note: When the camcorder is connected to the computer, the LCD screen of the camcorder turns off. Please proceed to the next step.
    If the LCD screen of the camera dose not turn off, please try the following methods:
    • Disconnect the USB cable from the camera, then reconnect the USB cable.
    • If there is another free USB terminal on the computer, reconnect the USB cable to this terminal.
  8. After confirming the above, click Next on the Firmware Updater window. Figure 1 appears on the Firmware Updater window, and Figure 2 appears on the LCD screen of the camcorder.
    Note: From now on, never turn off the camcorder until the firmware upgrade is completed.

    Figure 1


    Figure 2


  9. After confirming the screens on Figures 1 and 2, click Next. The current version and the version after the upgrade appear on the lower left part of the screen. (Figure 3)
  10. After confirming Current version is Ver.1 or Ver.2, click Next.

    If Current version is Ver.3, the upgrade is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish. Turn off the camcorder, remove the battery pack and/or the AC adapter, reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter and turn on the camcorder.

    Figure 3


  11. The screen on figure 4 appears.

    Figure 4


  12. Press the center of the control wheel to execute the reset of the camcorder.


    Note: The screen turns off when the center of the control wheel is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.

  13. Click Next on the Firmware Updater window.
  14. After resetting, reconnection of the camcorder is verified, and the screen on Figure 5 appears.
  15. Click Run to start the upgrade. The progress bar appears while upgrading (approximately 5 minutes).
    Note: Never turn off the camcorder nor disconnect the USB cable while upgrading.

    Figure 5


  16. When the upgrade is completed, the screen on Figure 6 appears. Click Finish and disconnect the USB cable.

    Figure 6


  17. Turn off the camcorder, remove the battery pack and/or the AC adapter, reinsert the battery or reconnect the AC adapter and turn on the camcorder.

Step 3: Confirm the firmware version of your camcorder is Ver.03.

  1. Select Menu --> Setup --> Version on the camcorder.
  2. The firmware version is displayed as illustrated below.

Step 4: Download the manuals describing the new available functions and how to use them.

All the new functions detailed in the below manuals are included in this firmware upgrade (Ver.03.).

File Info

File Name

  • NEX-VG10V3_Update1112a.dmg

File Size

  • -