Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • HDR-AZ1
  • RM-LVR2
  • RM-LVR2V

About this download

Thank you for your continued interest in Sony products. Sony is offering a system software update for Live-View Remote RM-LVR2.

Applicable model name of the product
Live-View Remote RM-LVR2V
(Supplied with HDR-AZ1 Model Series)

Applicable system software version of the units
This update is only applicable for product with the System Software version “Ver. 1.00”.

Contents of update

  1. “Loop recording” mode has been added to shooting mode setting. *1
  2. The following features have been added to camera setting. *1
    -White balance setting
    -AE shift setting
    -Audio recording setting
    -Wind noise reduction setting
    -Loop recording interval setting
  3. Image quality setting has been added. *2
  4. Movie format setting has been added. *2
  5. Date & time/area/daylight saving time (summer time) setting has been changed.
  6. Time zone of some areas has been changed.


*1:Only available with compatible cameras.
(FDR-X1000V, HDR-AS200V as of Mar. 6th, 2015)

*2: Only available with compatible cameras.
(FDR-X1000V as of Mar. 6th, 2015)

Instruction Manual of this firmware update:

System requirements for a computer

Supported OS
- Mac OS X v.10.7 – 10.10

Other system requirements
 - CPU: Intel processor (Core Solo and Core 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 system software.

Other items

  • Power source for the camera: We recommend that you use it in the state where it fully charged.
  • USB cable supplied with the device.
    Note: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable. 

If you are running on Mac OS X version 10.10, running DriverLoader, a preparatory application, is necessary before software updates. Please click here to download.

File Info

File Name

  • Update_RMLVR2V2.dmg

File Version

  • 2.00

File Size

  • 83.9MB

Release Date

  • 2015-03-06

System Requirements

  • OS X



  1. Download the file to your computer
    Please save the downloaded file onto the Desktop of your computer (recommended).
  2. Start Firmware Updater
    1. Double click Update_RMLVR2V2.dmg to start up Firmware Updater.
      Do not connect the camera yet at this point.
    2. Update_RMLVR2V2 is expanded.
    3. Double-click the Firmware Updater icon.
    4. To load a kernel extension, the message prompts you to allow the application to make changes. Type the password for the administrative account.

      Note: If the pop-up “”FirmwareUpdater” can’t be opened because the identity of the developer cannot be confirmed.” appears, please follow below steps:

      1. Click the icon while pressing the Control key. Select “Open” in the menu.

      2. Select “Open” when the warning message appears.

    5. Firmware Updater starts up.
  3. Connect the camera to the computer
    1. Connect the camera to the computer with the supplied USB cable.
      "USB Mode” appears on the LCD monitor of the camera. Please proceed to the next step.
    2. After confirming the above, click Next on Firmware Updater.
      Screen of Computer

      LCD screen of the device

      Note: From this step onwards, never turn off the device until the system software upgrade is completed.
  4. Check if the update is required
    1. After confirming the screens from the above steps, click Next.
      The current version and the version after the upgrade appear on the lower left part of the screen.
    2. After confirming Current version is Ver. 1.00, click Next.

      Note: If Current version is Ver. 2.00, the upgrade is not required. According to the message, stop the USB connection and click Finish.
  5. Reset the camera
    1. The screen below appears.
    2. Press the ENTER button on the unit to execute.

      Note: The screen turns off when the ENTER button is pressed. Please proceed to the next step.
    3. Click Next on Firmware Updater.
  6. Start the update
    1. After resetting, reconnection of the camera is verified, and the screen below appears.

    2. Click Run to start the upgrade. The progress bar appears while upgrading (approximately 10 minutes).

      Note: Never turn off the camera nor disconnect the USB cable while upgrading.
  7. Complete the update
    When the upgrade is completed, the screen below appears. Click Finish and disconnect the USB cable.

    Note: Turn off the device and then turn on the device again.
  8. Check the firmware version
    Follow the instruction to confirm the firmware version is Ver. 2.00.
    1. Press MENU button to select  Remote control setting, then press ENTER button.
    2. Press Version then press the ENTER button. If the display changes as shown below. then the system software version is Ver.2.00.