Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • RM-LVR1

About this download

  • Name:Firmware update Ver.2.00 for RM-LVR1 (Mac)
  • Release date:27/02/2014
  • Benefits and improvements:
    • New clock settings added.
    • Hold button functionality added.
    • Camera settings added. *1
    • Zoom function added.
    • Automatic exposure setting added. *2
    • Automatic camera date setting added. *2
    • Memory card warning indicator added.
    • Multi camera control function added. *3

    • *1: Only available with compatible cameras (including HDR-AS15, HDR-AS30V and HDR-AS100V).
      *2: Only available with compatible cameras (including DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100).
      *3: Only available with compatible cameras (including HDR-AS100V).

      View the Operating Guide to know how to use the new functions.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

The latest version of the firmware update is compatible with the following Macintosh versions:
  • Mac OS X v.10.5 ~ 10.10

Computer hardware

The latest version of the firmware update is compatible with the following hardware:
  • CPU: Intel processor*
    *Core Solo and Duo processors are no longer supported.
  • Hard disk space: 200MB or more
  • RAM: 512MB or more
    Note: Please close all other application software before updating the firmware.
  • Power source for the remote.
    Note:The update can be performed only when the remaining battery level is (three marks) or more. We recommend that you use a fully charged battery.
  • USB cable supplied with the remote.
    Note:Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.


Important notes:

  • When performing the firmware update, please use a fully charged battery.

How to download the firmware updater:

  1. Make sure that you are logged on as a user with administrative rights.
  2. At the bottom of the page, read the disclaimer and agree to the terms and conditions by clicking on the checkbox. Then, click on the Download button.
  3. The download of the [Update_RMLVR1V200.dmg] file will start.
  4. Save the file to the desktop of your computer (recommended).


Once the file has downloaded successfully, you're ready to install the Firmware update Ver.2.00 for RM-LVR1.

Step 1: Start up the Firmware Updater

  1. Close all currently running programs on your computer.
  2. Double-click the [Update_RMLVR1V200.dmg] file you downloaded. Do not connect the remote at this point.
  3. [Update_RMLVR1V200] is expanded.
  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 remoteto the computer with the supplied USB cable.
    Note: USB Mode appears on the LCD monitor.
  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.Note: From now on, never turn off the remote until the firmware update is completed.
    Figure 1Figure 2

  9. After confirming the screens on Figures 1 and 2, click Next. The current version and the version after the update appear on the lower left part of the screen. (Figure 3)
  10. After confirming [Current version] is lower than [2.00], clickNext.

    If [Current version] is [Ver.2.00], the update is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish
    Figure 3

  11. The screen on Figure 4 appears.

    Figure 4

  12. Press the [REC/ENTER] button to execute the reset of the remote.

    Note: The screen turns off when the center of the [Multi-selector] is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.

  13. Click Next on the Firmware Updater window (Figure 4).
  14. After resetting, reconnection of the remote is verified, and the screen on Figure 5 appears.
  15. Click Run to start the update. The progress bar appears while updating(approximately 10 minutes).
    Note:Never turn off the remote nor disconnect the USB cable while updating.

    Figure 5

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

    Figure 6

  17. Turn off the remote and turn it on again.

Step 2: Confirm the firmware version of your remoteis Ver.2.00.

  1. Press the MENU button to select [Main Settings] and then press the [REC/ENTER] button
  2. Select [Version] then press the [REC/ENTER] button. Display will show the current version of system software. If "2.00" appear (as shown below) then the firmware version is Ver. 2.00.