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11-14-2019 - Gear, Technology

AXSM Drive Utility Compatibility Alert for Mac Users

By: SonyCine Team

Please note that the AXSM Drive Utility for MacOS Version 2.2.0 will not function with MacOS X Catalina 10.15.

Sony Japan are aware of this issue and have an upgrade plan for the next version. It is currently scheduled for Spring 2020. will post the link for the new version once it becomes available.

Current version is available at

This software utility includes several functions for use with the AXS Memory Card Reader (AXS-CR1 and AXS-AR1) including:

  • Displaying the status of an AXS-CR1 and AXS-AR1 drive and AXS Memory Card

  • Fully formatting an AXS Memory Card

  • Saving AXS-R5 firmware data onto an AXS Memory Card (for firmware update)

  • Retrieving log data from an AXS Memory Card

  • Updating the Firmware of AXS Memory Card

  • Recovering the corrupted Clip-file of AXS Memory Card and PC

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