Applicable Model

This information is for the following models:

  • PXW-X180
Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.
Sony is offering update of the system software and the network function software for XDCAM Camcorder “PXW-X180/PXW-X160”.
[Applicable model]
XDCAM Camcorder
“PXW-X180/PXW-X160”.
[Applicable software version]
– System software: Ver.4.00 or earlier. (PXW-X180/ PXW-X160)
– Network Function software: Ver.2.11 or earlier. (PXW-X180 only)
* Please see the Update manual to check the system software version installed on your product.
* Both of the System software update and the Network Function software update are necessary to PXW-X180.
[Contents of the update]
Ver4.01 (Functionally, it is the same as the Ver.4.00.)
1. The rare case that focus function cannot work is supported.
[Software version after update]
– System software: Ver.4.01 (PXW-X180/ PXW-X160)
– Network Function software: Ver.2.41 (PXW-X180 only)
[Ver4.00 (For your information)]
<Applicable software version>
The applicable system software versions are “Ver.3.10” or earlier. 
(PXW-X180/ PXW-X160)
And the applicable Network Function software versions are “Ver.2.11” or earlier.
(PXW-X180 only)
* Please visit the download page to check the system software version installed on your product.)
* Both of the System software update and the Network Function software update are necessary to PXW-X180.
<Contents of the update> 
Function added with Ver.4.0
1. New series XQD memory card supported 
The camcorder adds support for the new Sony Mseries XQD memory cards.
In addition to existing G-series memory cards, Gseries QD**E memory cards can also be used. (Where the number ** indicates the capacity).(PXW-X180/PXW-X160)
2. Proxy recording in network client mode (PXW-X180) 
3. File transfer in network client mode (PXW-X180)
4. Copying clips(PXW-X180/PXW-X160)
5. Additional audio reference level settings
Input audio reference levels –80dB and –70dB have been added to “INPUT1 Reference” and“INPUT2 Reference” in “Audio Input” of theAudio menu.
(PXW-X180/PXW-X160)
6. Support RM-30BP and RM-1000BP(PXW-X180/PXW-X160)
7. Improvement of the stability of some other operations(PXW-X180/PXW-X160)
<Software version after update>
System software: Ver.4.00 (PXW-X180/ PXW-X160)
Network Function software: Ver.2.41 (PXW-X180 only)

[Caution of operation (PXW-X180 only)]

Please don’t leave a lot of the files to be uploaded with the upload function.
When there are a lot of the files to be uploaded in the list(Job List), the following phenomenon may occur.
-Failure of version upgrade
After deleting a lot of files from the list(Job List), please update the camcorder software.
 
– Failure of file transfer
When there are a lot of the files to be uploaded, please delete the files from the list(Job List) once.After that , please transfer files.
-Failure of delete from list(Job List)
If you fail to delete a lot of files from the list(Job List) , then please reset the network settings. After that , please set the network settings again.
  * How to check the list of the files to be uploaded or delete the file from the file list.
Operationg Guide – About the Web Menu (PXW-X180 only) 
– Checking the file transferring (Job List)
* How to reset the network settings
MENU – System – Network Reset
* How to set the network settings
    Operationg Guide – About the Web Menu (PXW-X180 only) 
– Format settings
Wireless LAN settings (Station Settings)
  Upload setting