Sony Overseas Models
PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Update Program
Sep 21, 2011
Revised on Nov 7, 2011

We are offering the latest update program Ver.5.8.02 for PMB (Picture Motion Browser).

Note: To apply the update program, PMB or Cyber-shot Viewer needs to be installed in your computer beforehand.

To use PMB in Polish:
  • If your PMB is Ver.5.1 or older and you want to change its language to Polish, do not use this update program.
    Instead, uninstall your PMB, download the latest PMB using <SPU Download Manager>, and then select Polish while installing it.
Applicable Software
- PMB (Picture Motion Browser) Ver.1.1 ~ 5.8.01
- Cyber-shot Viewer Ver1.0

Please click here for applicable models for each version.
Functions to be Added / Improved
  • 3D and 60p/50p videos can be burned on a Blu-ray disc without being converted.
    (Video files shot with Cyber-shot and α cameras are also supported. Added on Sep 22, 2011)
  • SEN (Sony Entertainment Network) ID will be supported when uploading to the Personal Space service.
    * Only applicable for countries where the Personal Space service is available.
  • The image quality of a DVD disc created from progressive videos will be improved.
  • The symptom where images already imported are imported again if the images shot with the continuous shooting function are included will be fixed.
  • The image quality of a seamless disc created from videos recorded in mixed recording modes will be improved.(Added on Nov 7, 2011)
Note on updating from PMB Ver.5.3 or older
If you apply this update program, the following functions in PMB Ver.5.3 or older will be unavailable.
  • eDeco
  • Data Disc Creation
  • Adding "Favorite" marks to images
  • Image Export Tool in PMB Ver.3.0.02
  • Importing images with album data from DSC-T2
  • Playlist Disc Creation
  • Highlight index for expanded videos
  • Deleting images from the HDD or the internal memory in the camcorder
  • Converting an AVCHD disc to a DVD-Video disc in Video Disc Copier
  • Creating a DVD-Video disc with still images
  • Exporting videos to a tape in the DV/HDV camcorder
  • PMB Exporter for WALKMAN
  • One Touch Disc Burn function of HDD camcorders (when updating from PMB Ver.4.3.02
The following functions will also be removed, but they can be added again by downloading from [Download] in PMB Launcher.
  • Movie Tracer
  • PMB Portable Maintenance Tool *
  • Exporting images with album data to DSC-T2
  • Album Editor for DSC-G1

    * Instead of the Maintenance Tool, PMB Portable installer can be downloaded.

Supported OS

- Windows XP SP3 (64-bit editions and/or Starter are not supported.)
- Windows Vista SP2 (Starter is not supported.)
- Windows 7 SP1
  Note on using PMB with Windows Vista 64-bit editions/ Windows 7 64-bit editions
  * To play back or edit videos, the specified system requirements need to be satisfied.
* The above OS needs to be preinstalled at the factory.
* Operations are not guaranteed in an upgraded or multi-boot environment.
Downloading PMB Updater
PMB will be updated using PMB Updater. Use of PMB Updater is subject to the PMB End User License Agreement.
To download PMB Updater, please carefully read the following "PMB End User License Agreement", and click the [DOWNLOAD UPDATER] button.
When the [File Download] window appears, click [Save].
The download of the program file [PMB56_Updater1105a.exe] (3.51MB (3,687,352 bytes)) will start.
PMB End User License Agreement

Running PMB Updater
* Please log on as a user with administrative privilege before you start the following operations.
* Please make sure that PMB is not running.
1. Double-click the downloaded [PMB56_Updater1105a.exe] file.
2. The latest update program is downloaded.
* Depending on the settings of your security software, the program may not be downloaded. In this case, please check the settings of the security software, and then download it again.
3. When downloading is completed, updating PMB will start. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete.
Checking the version after the update
To check if the update is successfully completed, please check the version as follows.
  1. Start up PMB.

  2. Click [Help] on the menu bar, and select [About PMB].

  3. The version information is displayed.
    Confirm the PMB Version shown on the top is " 5.8.02.***** ".
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