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Importing Files from the Sony Handycam Camcorder to Your Computer

Importing video and photos from a is quite easy. Simply follow these instructions.

Turn computer on.

With the off, connect the USB to the computer. Turn camcorder on.

On the camcorder screen, choose your connection method: USB Connect (symbol with filled-in center = internal memory), USB Connect (symbol with blank center = memory card). There is also a Disc Burn option.

The screen will give you a Connected message. Do not power off, close the screen, or disconnect the plug until you are done.

From the start menu on your computer, click the Computer. You should see icons for a Removable Disk and PMBPORTABLE . Click on Removable Disk . Photos should be inside the DCIM folder. Video should be inside the MP_ROOT folder . Choose the folder you want.

Create or open a destination folder on your computer.

Select the files to be imported. Right click and choose either cut or copy, then paste them into the folder on your computer. You can also drop and drag the files from one folder to the other.

When done, click end on the camcorder screen, then click yes to disconnect. After that you may power the camera off and remove the USB cord.

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Nar2Reviews wrote on February 21, 2015, 10:00 PM

Handy info. I dont have a Sony camcorder, but a very helpful post regardless!

BarbRad wrote on February 23, 2015, 4:27 AM

I don't have any camcorder anymore since my very easy to use Flip software stopped being supported. I badly need something that will make videos for longer than thirty minutes. My Flip would do two hours, and that made interviews easy.

j2jworkz wrote on February 23, 2015, 9:22 AM

BarbRad I really like my little Flip, sad to see it was shelved.

BarbRad wrote on February 23, 2015, 7:04 PM

The software stopped working and there were no more updates. I have two Flips which are now useless.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 24, 2015, 12:50 AM

This is Guiness the Cat. So your Flips flopped?

Shellyann36 wrote on February 24, 2015, 8:00 AM

Thank you for the info. I always use our phones to record these days. I would love a camcorder!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 24, 2015, 1:15 PM

I use my phone for everyday video and my DSLR for HD video, so I'm glad I don't need a dedicated camcorder. It's one less thing to pay for and keep up with. I was doing a favor for a friend and decided that after all the time it took me to figure out how to get to the videos, I wanted to remember how I did it.

LilyDay wrote on February 24, 2015, 2:39 PM

No camcorder here--much to the dismay of the kitties. They want to be video stars.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 24, 2015, 2:52 PM

Dear Fuzzy Trio,

That's clearly a tragedy, but it's not without its upside. My human videoed my winter excursion to the corner of the porch to view the snow this morning, and now she's uploading it to YouTube. I don't see what's so amusing about me heading right back inside.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

LilyDay wrote on February 26, 2015, 7:07 PM

Guiness, you may not see the humor but may see the rewards. Just imagine if it went viral. You could land a guest spot on TODAY with KLG and Hoda or maybe ELLEN. emoticon :smile:

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on February 26, 2015, 10:39 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. The things I do for cat food. Would you believe yesterday, she took me out in the snow and dumped me to video how fast I made it back to the door?

BrenndaMarie wrote on March 1, 2015, 2:12 AM

Thanks for this. I have never uploaded video before. I actually have never really thought about it until, I read this post. I have same camera. Not that it gets much use these days.

LilyDay wrote on March 1, 2015, 12:32 PM

Poor kitty! However, just remember your adoring public... and keep your eye on the potential rewards beyond simply kibble. Collars covered in diamonds! Your own king sized bed! As many boxes as you want!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 1, 2015, 11:13 PM

It's not my camera, so it took me some research to figure it all out. I assumed it would be much more intuitive when I volunteered to upload the videos, but it took me awhile to get to the point where it all made sense. After that, it was easy.

crowntower wrote on March 13, 2015, 4:33 AM

Thanks for the info, I hope it will still be useful at the time when I can have everything that I want Lol! But I guess a camera will do for me right now.. a good camera with a long battery life and big memory card. God bless.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 13, 2015, 11:14 AM

I'm very fortunate that I have my cell phone for pretty good video and my DSLR for HD video. Uploading those videos works just like uploading photos. That's why it took me some research to figure out how to upload my friend's camcorder. I thought I'd do a post so I would remember how if I needed the info again.

HappyLady wrote on October 17, 2015, 3:54 AM

I will at least know where to go if I ever have to do this. Even then I doubt I could! Great to know I have help though!