Compatibility Information for Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systems


Please check below for information about the compatibility of your Sony® HDRHC3 camcorder.


windows 8
  • Drivers:
  • Software:
    • When using Windows Live Movie Maker™ software and an iLink® connection:
      • It is not possible to write video in the HDV format back to the tape from Movie Maker.
      • It is necessary to import an entire movie from the tape, you will not be able to import partial segments of a movie.
    • Download Windows 8 compatible software:
    • Picture Motion Broswer Ver. 5.8.02 is supported with the Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro operating systems, however, we recommend using PlayMemories Home.
  • Not Supported:
    • The USB streaming feature is not supported with the Windows 8 operating system.
  • Notes:
    • Windows 8 must be factory installed on your PC.
    • Operation cannot be guaranteed if the PC has been upgraded to Windows 8 from another OS.
    • Operation is not guaranteed for all PC models.
    • The Windows 8 and Windows Pro editions are supported.
    • Operation verified in Desktop mode only.

windows 7
  • Drivers:
    • The drivers needed to connect your Sony camcorder to a computer and transfer files are already included in the operating system.
  • Software:
    • When using Movie Maker™ software:
      • It is not possible to write video in the HDV format back to the tape from Movie Maker.
      • It is necessary to import an entire movie from the tape, you will not be able to import partial segments of a movie.
  • Not Supported:
    • The USB streaming feature is not supported with the Windows 7 operating system.
    • The Windows 7 Starter edition is not supported.

windows 7
  • Drivers:
    • The drivers needed to connect your Sony camcorder to a computer and transfer files are already included in the operating system.
  • Software:
    • When using Movie Maker™ software:
      • It is not possible to write video in the HDV format back to the tape from Movie Maker.
      • It is necessary to import an entire movie from the tape, you will not be able to import partial segments of a movie.
      • Movie Maker is not compatible with the Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic, Business, and Enterprise editions.
  • Not Supported:
    • The USB streaming feature is not supported with the Windows Vista operating system.
    • The Windows Vista Starter edition is not supported.
  • View Detailed Windows Vista compatibility information.

windows 7
  • Drivers:
    • The drivers needed to connect your Sony camcorder to a computer and transfer files are already included in the operating system.
  • Not Supported:
    • The Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit operating system is not supported.
    • The Windows XP Starter edition is not supported.