Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • RM-LVR3

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs version 2.01 of the RM-LVR3 System Software and provides the following changes and benefits:

Note: If you use the RM-LVR3 Live-View Remote with the FDR-X3000, HDR-AS300, or HDR-AS50 Action Cam models, you will also need to update the camera. Please visit the web page for your model camera and download the System Software update.

Improvements over version 2.00:

  • Improves the overall stability of the camera

Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 2.01:

  • Adds the Mirror Mode features to the Remote Control settings.

Please view this Operating Instructions Supplement for information regarding the RM-LVR3.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 10
  • Windows® 10 64-bit
  • Windows® 7
  • Windows® 7 64-bit
  • Windows® 8
  • Windows® 8 64-bit
  • Windows® 8.1
  • Windows® 8.1 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • Update_RMLVR3V201.exe

File Version

  • 2.01

File Size

  • 98.43 MB

Release Date

  • 05-28-2018

Before You Start


Determine if Your Device Needs the Update

This update is only for RM-LVR3 devices that currently have firmware versions lower than 2.01. If your device firmware version is 2.01 or higher, this update is not necessary.

  1. On the RM-LVR3 device, press the MENU button, select the Remote Control Settings icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  2. From the Settings screen, select the Ver. icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  3. If version 2.01 or higher is displayed, your device does not need this update.
    Note: If Ver. 2.00 is displayed, please download and install the firmware update.
    Version Screen

Important Notes

  • This utility is only for use with the Sony® RM-LVR3 Live View Remote. Do not install this utility with any other model.
  • WARNING: This firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process and downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
  • This update process requires the following items for proper updating:
    • A computer with:
      • Available Hard Disk Space: 200 MB or more
      • Installed Memory (RAM): 512 MB or more
      • A USB port.
      • One of the following Microsoft® Windows® operating systems installed:
        • Windows 10
        • Windows 8.1
        • Windows 7 (with Service Pack 1)
        • Windows Vista® (with Service Pack 2)
          Note: The 64-bit and Starter Editions of Windows Vista are not supported.

        For Macintosh® systems, please use the RM-LVR3 System Software for Mac.

    • Device power source: This update can only be performed when the remaining battery level has four bars Battery Indicater. When performing the firmware update, it's recommended to use a fully charged battery pack.
      WARNING: The device may not operate properly if the power is interrupted during the update.
    • USB cable: Use the USB cable supplied with the device.
      IMPORTANT: Update functionality is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.
  • Please view this Operating Instructions Supplement for information on the added or modified functions.

Download & Install


For Macintosh® systems, please use the RM-LVR3 System Software for Mac.

Download and Update the Firmware

  1. Download the Update_RMLVR3V201.exe file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the Update_RMLVR3V201.exe file to begin the System Software Updater utility.
  3. At the System Software Updater screen, confirm the following information, and then click Next to continue.
    Connect the Device Screen
  4. Connect the device to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
    Connection
    Note: When you do this, on the LCD of the device, -USB- will appear on the LCD monitor of the device.
  5. Verify that the Remove Hardware icon Remove Hardware Icon or Remove Hardware Icon is displayed in the task tray at the lower right-hand corner of the computer screen.
    Notes:
    • If the message Could not find the device for this update appears on the computer display, try disconnecting and reconnection the USB cable or try another USB port on the computer.
    • Sometimes when the device is connected to the computer with the USB cable, a message appears to restart the computer. If this occurs, remove the battery pack from the device, restart the computer, reconnect the battery pack, and then start the firmware update procedure again.
  6. When the updater recognizes the device connection, the next System Software Updater screen is displayed on the computer, and the device screen displays the following image.
    Device Connection Screen
  7. At the System Software Updater screen, check the version number at the lower left.
    Current Version Screen
  8. If the current version is lower than 2.01, click Next. Note: If the current version is 2.01, your device does not need this update. Stop the USB connection by clicking the Remove Hardware icon Remove Hardware Icon or Remove Hardware Icon in the task tray in the lower right corner of the computer screen, disconnect the USB cable, and then click the Finish button on the System Software Updater screen.
  9. The device will automatically reset, the following screen will appear on the computer and then the update will automatically start.
    Run the update Screen
    Note: The update process takes about ten minutes to complete. Do not power off the device or disconnect the USB cable until the update process is complete.
  10. When the update is completed, the device will automatically restart. Make sure the device is turned on and wait until the LCD screen appears again before continuing.
  11. When the following screen is displayed, click Finish.
    FInish the Update
  12. You may now disconnect the USB cable.

Questions & Answers


Check the Firmware Version After Updating (optional)

  1. On the RM-LVR3 device, press the MENU button, select the Remote Control Settings icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  2. From the Settings screen, select the Ver. icon, and then press the REC/ENTER button.
  3. If Ver. 2.01 is displayed, the firmware update was successful.
  4. If Ver. 2.01 isn't displayed, download and install the firmware update again.