Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • FDR-X1000VR
  • FDR-X1000V

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products.
Sony is offering a system software update for Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder FDR-X1000V.

In addition to microSDXC card, the camera records XAVCS format video with microSDHC card.

  • When shooting movies in XAVC S format, it requires SD Speed Class10, or UHS Speed Class U1 or faster. (When recording in 100 Mbps or more, UHS Speed Class U3 is required.)
  • When a microSDHC memory card is used to record XAVC S movies over extended periods of time, the recorded movies will be divided into files of 4 GB. The divided files can be integrated into a single file using Action Cam Movie Creator and PlayMemories Home.

How to check the System Software version

  1. Press the NEXT button or PREV button to select SETUP > CONFG > VER., then press the ENTER button.
  2. The System Software version is displayed. If the Version is version 1.10, this update is not necessary.

File Info

File Name

  • Update_FDRX1000VV110.exe

File Version

  • 1.10

File Size

  • 245 MB

Release Date

  • 2016-04-26

System Requirements

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8 32bit
  • Windows 8 64bit


Preparing for System Software update

System requirements for a computer

  • Supported OS
    • Windows 10
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 7 SP1

  • Other System Requirements
    • Hard disk space: 500MB or more
    • RAM: 512MB or more
Other Items
  • Power source for the camera
    Fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1.

    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 adaptor.

  • USB support cable supplied with the camera
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.



Important Notes:

  • Please close all other application software before upgrading the System Software.
  • When performing the system software update, please use a fully charged rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1.
  • Do not remove the battery or USB cable during the update; otherwise, the camera may become inoperable due to the sudden power shutdown.
  • Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.

  1. Download the update file
    Download the file to your computer. Please save the downloaded file onto the Desktop of your computer (recommended).

    For Windows8.1 and Windows10 users:
    Under the initial settings of Internet Explorer, the update file will be saved in the Downloads folder. Click the Desktop tile from the Start screen and find the downloaded file in the Downloads folder by using Explorer.

  2. Start the System Software Updater
    Close all currently running programs on your computer, then double click Update_FDRX1000VV110.exe to start up System Software Updater.

  3. Connect the camera to the computer
    Remove the memory card from the camera beforehand.
    1. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable and turn on the power of the camera.

      If the computer cannot find the camera, the message "Could not find the camera for this update." appears on the computer display. Try the following if this happens.
      • Disconnect the USB cable and connect it again.
      • If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try with the other terminals. (Your computer may have some USB terminals on the backside.)
    2. At this time, confirm is displayed on the task tray at the lower right corner of the computer screen.
    3. After confirming the above, click Next on System Software Updater. The below screen appears on System Software Updater.

      Note: From now on, do not turn off the camera until the system software update is completed.

  4. Check if the update is required
    1. Click Next, then the current version and the version after the upgrade appear on the below screen.

      Upgrade is required

      Note: If the below screen appears, the upgrade is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish. Turn off the camera, remove the battery pack or the AC adaptor, re-insert the battery pack or connect the AC adaptor, then then turn on the camera again.

      Upgrade is not required

    2. After confirming Current version is Ver. 1.00, click Next.

  5. The camera automatically reset
    The following screen appears. Note: Please keep the USB cable connected even after stopping the USB connection on the computer with the above operation.

  6. Start the update
    After automatically resetting, the below screen appears and the update starts. The progress bar appears while updating (approximately 17 minutes).

    Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while updating.

  7. Complete the update
    When the update is completed, the camera will automatically restart. Make sure the camera is turned on and wait until the LCD screen appears again. Click Finish when the LCD screen appears and disconnect the USB cable.

  8. Check the System Software version
    Press the NEXT button or PREV button to select SETUP > CONFG > VER., then press the ENTER button.