Article ID : S1F0064 / Last Modified : 08/12/2019

Transfer Video To Your Computer

    Sony Camcorder connected to a Sony PC

    With the variety of ways to transfer video to a computer, it can easily get confusing. This chart contains quick link to step-by-step instructions for different cable connection types that you can use to easily transfer video from your camcorder to your computer.

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    The camcorder driver for USB video transfer comes preinstalled on the following operating systems:

    • Microsoft® Windows® 10, Windows® 8/8.1, Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP
    • Apple® Macintosh® OS version 9.1 and higher


    Note: Not all model camcorders are compatible with every operating system. Please refer to the instruction manual supplied with your camcorder for more information regarding compatible operating systems.

    Camcorder Type Video Transfer Information by Connection Type
    Microsoft® Windows®
    Operating Systems (all)
    Apple® Macintosh®
    Operating Systems
     
    4K Handycam, Digital Binoculars, High Definition, Interchangeable Lens, Projector
    With PlayMemories Home
    With iMovie software
    With PlayMemories Home
    8mm or Hi8™ A/V & USB A/V
    Digital8® A/V, USB & i.LINK i.LINK
    DVD A/V, USB & DVD-ROM USB & DVD-ROM
    Hard Disk Drive (HDD) USB (various software)
    USB (with PlayMemories Home)
    USB (with iMovie software)
    USB (with PlayMemories Home)
    Memory Stick®/Flash Memory, MPEG4 NetSharing USB (various software)
    USB (with PlayMemories Home)
     
    MiniDV A/V, USB & i.LINK i.LINK
    MICROMV™ A/V & i.LINK i.LINK