AVCHD™ Format Discs and Picture Motion Browser Software Compatibility Issues

Posted: 8/07/2006


Picture Motion Browser Software and Click to DVD® Software Compatibility

The Picture Motion Browser Software included with certain High Definition Handycam® camcorders conflicts with Click to DVD software. Please click here to download a Click to DVD update for Click to DVD software versions 2.4.12 through 2.5.22, to resolve this issue.
NOTE: If your computer is not listed in the drop downs, there is no Click to DVD software update available for your computer.


Picture Motion Browser Software and Compatibility With Some CD/DVD Writing Software

The supplied Picture Motion Browser software includes the Sonic® writing engine and UDF Reader. Some conflicts have been confirmed between this software and some other CD/DVD writing software. Please refer to the following web site for more information: http://www.sonicjapan.co.jp/oem/sony/camera/readme.html


VAIO® Software Compatible With the AVCHD Format

You can edit video in the AVCHD format using Adobe® Premiere® Pro 2.0 or Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 with VAIO Edit Components version 6.1 installed. Please click here to download the Sony® VAIO® Edit Components Plug-in version 6.1 Upgrade.
NOTE: If your computer is not listed in the drop downs, there is no VAIO Edit Components Plug-in version 6.1 upgrade available for your computer.


AVCHD Video Playback Compatibility

VAIO computers with Blu-ray Disc™ drives can play discs recorded in the AVCHD format directly in the Blu-ray Disc drive using the supplied Picture Motion Browser software.

Other VAIO computers can play discs recorded in the AVCHD format by connecting the camcorder to the computer via USB and using the supplied Picture Motion Browser software.

NOTE: The VAIO computer must meet the system requirements for the Picture Motion Browser software.


Applicable Camcorder Models

HDR-UX1
HDR-SR1

These camcorders capture high definition video in the AVCHD format. DVD discs containing AVCHD format video should not be used with standard DVD players or recorders. The DVD player/recorder may fail to eject the disc, may erase the contents of the disc without warning, or may make it impossible to perform additional recording or finalizing on the disc.

DVD media containing AVCHD format video can be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc™ player/recorder or other compatible device.