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:

  • FA-WRC1M

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs version 2.0.0 of the Wireless Radio Commander system software and provides for a measured flash power level to be automatically set as the flash power level in MANUAL flash mode.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS® X

File Info

File Name

  • Update_FAWRC1MV200.dmg

File Version

  • 2.00

File Size

  • 2.00 MB

Release Date

  • 05-21-2018

Before You Start

Before You Start

  • Follow the update instructions carefully.
  • This update process requires the following items for proper updating:
    • A computer with:
      • 600 MB or more available Hard Disk Space
      • 512 MB or more installed Memory (RAM)
      • An active Internet connection
    • Use only the USB cable supplied with your Sony camera.
      Note: Proper functionality of this update procedure is not guaranteed with any other USB cable.
  • Close all programs currently running on your computer and disconnect any other devices that may be connected.
    • This firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It's not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process, downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
    • Don't allow the computer to enter Sleep (Standby) mode during the update process. To change these settings, refer to your computer manual or consult the manufacturer.
    • Unless instructed in this procedure, do not operate or turn off the Wireless Radio Commander until after the update is complete.
    • Failure to follow the instructions, or an interruption in the update process, may cause the Commander to become unresponsive or to require repair.

Determine if you need this update

  1. Turn on the Wireless Radio Commander.
  2. Press MENU button.
  3. Turn the control wheel to select tab 2, and then press the CENTER button.
  4. Turn the control wheel to select VERSION, and then press the CENTER button.
  5. Turn the control wheel to select CMD, and then press the CENTER button.
    Check Version
  6. If the version number displayed is 2.00, you do not need to update the firmware.
    Version Number

Download & Install

Download and Transfer the Update File to Your USB Storage Device

  1. Ensure your computer is connected to the Internet.
    Note: Do not connect the camera until prompted to do so.
  2. Download the Update_FAWRC1MV200.dmg file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference) on your computer.
  3. Go to the directory where you just downloaded the update, double-click the System Software Updater icon.
    System Software Updater
  4. At the SystemSoftwareUpdaterTool prompt, enter the appropriate Username and Password, and then click the OK button.
    System Software Updater Tool Prompt
  5. The System Software Updater screen will be displayed.
    System Software Updater
  6. Turn on the Wireless Radio Commander.
  7. Using the USB cable supplied with your Sony camera, connect the Wireless Radio Commander to the computer.
    Notes: If the message Could not find the device for this update appears on the computer, follow these steps:
    • Disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it again
    • If the computer has multiple USB terminals, try a different terminal
  8. In the System Software Updater screen, once the connection has been made, click the Next button.
  9. The System Software Updater will reset the Commander.
    Reset the Commander
  10. Once the connection has been verified, the update will start and the progress bar will show the preogress of the update.
    Note: The update process takes approximately 12 minutes.
  11. Once the update process is complete, the Wireless Radio Commander will automatically restart.
    Note: The restart process may take a few minutes
  12. At the Finish the update screen, click the Finish button.
  13. Turn the Wireless Radio Commander off. wait thirty seconds, and then turn it back on again.
  14. Check the current firmware version to confirm that the update has successfully installed.
    • If the version number is 2.00, the firmware update was successful.
    • If the version number isn't 2.00, delete the Update_FAWRC1MV200.dmg file from the computer, and then download and install the update again.