Picture Motion Browser Revision History

The sections below list the benefits provided by each version of the Picture Motion Browser software. Each version includes the benefits provided by previous versions.
Note: Different camera and camcorder models include different versions of Picture Motion Browser on the supplied software installation disc.


Benefit provided by Picture Motion Browser version 5.8.02

  • Improves image quality for seamless disc creation from videos recorded in mixed recording modes

Benefit provided by Picture Motion Browser version 5.8.01

  • Adds the capability to burn 3D and 60p/50p videos on Blu-ray Disc™ media without being converted.
    Note: Requires the PMB Blu-ray Disc Add-on Software.. If you have already installed the Blu-ray Disc Add-on software, it is not necessary to install it again.

Benefit provided by Picture Motion Browser version 5.6.02

  • Improves the Picture Motion Browser Installer to eliminate the update error that occurred on some computers when updating to version 5.6.01.
    Note: If you have already successfully updated to Picture Motion Browser version 5.6.01 it is not necessary to install this update.

Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 5.6.01

  • Adds the capability to export AVCHD videos to an external HDD
  • Improves compatibility with USB 3.0
  • Improves Blu-ray disc™ drive compatibility and writing performance when creating Blu-ray discs

Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 5.5.02

  • Adds the capability to rename files.
  • Adds the capability to combine videos in AVCHD and MPEG2 formats.
  • Adds support for uploading image files to the Flickr® sharing service.
    Note: This feature is not available in Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, or North Korea.
  • Improves compatibility when importing MPEG2 videos.
  • When updating from Picture Motion Browser version 5.1 or older, adds support for the Personal Space™, and Facebook® online photo / video sharing services using the Image Upload function.
    Note: Personal Space is available only in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Germany. Facebook is not available in China.

Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 5.3

  • Adds support for image files shot with the 3D Sweep Panorama™ function available on certain Sony® cameras.
    Note: Playback in 3D format is not supported.
  • Adds a function to convert videos, and images in burst groups, to HTML or animated GIF format.
  • Adds the ability to change or delete GPS position information in Map View for images files in RAW format.
  • Improves compatibility with certain disc drives for creating discs.
  • When updating from Picture Motion Browser version 5.1 or older, adds support for the Personal Space™, and Facebook® online photo / video sharing services using the Image Upload function.
    Note: Personal Space is available only in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Japan.
  • Improves compatibility when importing images.

Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 5.2

  • Adds support for the Personal Space™, and Facebook® online photo / video sharing services using the Image Upload function.
  • Improves compatibility with discs created by the VRD-MC5, VRD-MC6, VRD-MC10, and VRD-P1 DVDirect® DVD recorders.
  • Improves compatibility with Blu-ray Disc™ drives when using the Blu-ray Disc creation function.
  • Improves the quality of panoramic images when using the 360 Video Player.
    Note: The 360 Video Player plays images recorded with the 360 Video Lens supplied select bloggie™ camera models.

Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 4.2.10

  • Adds the function to create high definition discs in Blu-ray Disc™ format

    If you have a Sony AVCHD camcorder, and computer with a Blu-ray Disc burner, you can create high definition videos in Blu-ray Disc format from videos recorded with the Sony AVCHD camcorder by using Picture Motion browser and the Blu-ray Disc Add-on software.
    Note: Approximately 50 GB of available disk space may be required to create discs in Blu-ray Disc format.

    Please visit the PMB Blu-ray Disc Add-on Software page to download and install the Blu-ray Disc Add-on software.
    PMB Blu-ray Disc Add-on Software Download Notes:

       Picture Motion Browser version 4.0 or higher must be installed on the computer

       A Sony AVCHD camcorder must be connected to the computer

  • Adds support for DXVA 2.0

    DXVA (DirectX Video Accelerator) 2.0 considerably enhances the playback performance of AVCHD contents.
    Note: In order to use DXVA 2.0 the computer must meet the DXVA 2.0 hardware and software requirements.

  • Improves data disc creation

    Adds the ability to select images to be burned to disc from the thumbnail screen.

  • Adds the PMB Launcher function

    PMB Launcher can quickly and easily launch desired functions within the Picture Motion Browser software.

    PMB Launcher organizes Picture Motion Browser software functions into the following eight categories: View, Import, Disc Creation, Handycam, Tools, Support, GPS, and Other.

  • Resolves an issue where some videos included in a playlist created using the Playlist Disc Creation function may not save correctly with the Handycam Utility in Picture Motion Browser version 3.x.
  • Resolves an issue where in certain language versions of Picture Motion Browser version 4.2.00 some labels and descriptions may be in the wrong language.

    This issue does not affect the English language version of Picture Motion Browser.

    Picture Motion Browser in the following language versions may be affected: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, and Dutch.

    The incorrect language descriptions may appear in the "Information Tool", "Handycam Utility", and "One Touch Disc Burn" functions within Picture Motion Browser.


Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 3.3.00

  • Adds the eDeco function

    Combine video, images, comments, and sound effects to create original videos and slideshows.

    Images and videos decorated by the eDeco function can be uploaded to network services or saved as WMV format videos.

  • Adds the Movie Tracer function

    Trace the movements your camera made while recording videos. By combining thumbnail images of the video, the scenes you recorded are reproduced in a two-dimensional view.

  • Adds the Support for the WMV format

    WMV format videos can be displayed as thumbnails, played, saved to disk, or attached to email.


Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 3.2.10

  • Adds the Face Search function:

    Use face detection technology to analyze movies and still images imported to the computer to be able to search for images with similar faces.

  • Adds a new upload function for online photo and video sharing services:

    More user-friendly function for uploading images.

    Ability to download information about available online services so you can use the latest services to upload images.

    Available online services vary depending on region.

    In some network environments it may not be possible to upload large image files

    Installing this update clears login information and other online service settings. It is necessary to set them again after installing the update.

  • Resolves an issue where the export function may be disabled if multiple versions of Picture Motion Browser are installed.
  • Resolves an issue where it may take a long time to login to upload images.
  • Improves DVD writing performance in certain computer environments.
  • Improves compatibility with other software, such as Windows® Movie Maker in Windows Vista® for files converted to WMV format.

Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 3.2.00

  • Adds support for 64-bit versions of Windows Vista operating system.
    Note: In 64-bit versions of Windows Vista operating system Picture Motion Browser works in the 32-bit compatibility mode.

Benefits provided by Picture Motion Browser version 3.0.05

  • If GPS Image Tracker software is installed:

    Updates the GPS Image Tracker software to version 2.0.

  • Adds an option to the "Manipulate" menu to convert video files to WMV format and then save them on the computer.
  • Resolves an issue where video files converted by Picture Motion Browser to WMV format cannot be used with Windows Movie Maker in Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating system.

The sections below list additional improvements provided by updating to version 3.0.05 or higher of Picture Motion Browser software.


Additional improvements to versions 3.0.02 and lower:

  • E-mail and track display functions in Map View:

    Map View with images displayed on a map can be sent as an e-mail attachment.

    The routes you traveled (tracks) can be displayed on a map.


Additional improvements to versions 2.2.00 and lower:

  • Converting to Windows Media® Video (WMV) format:

    Adds an option to the "Data Disc Creation" feature to convert video files to WMV format.

    Adds an option to the "E-mail Media Files" feature to convert video files to WMV format.

  • Adds the ability to register network folders as import folders.
  • Video Analysis function (Film Roll / Highlight Index):

    This function is already included in versions 2.1.01 and 2.1.00.

    Analyzes videos to display several scenes as thumbnails for one video.

    Thumbnails can be created for points at specific time intervals.

    Can automatically search for highlight scenes in which laughing or cheering are recorded and display them as thumbnails.


Additional improvements to versions 2.1.03 and lower:

  • Adds the ability to add, delete, and rename folders from within Picture Motion Browser software.
  • Labeling / Rating function:

    Labels and ratings can be added to images.

    Images can be classified by added labels and ratings.

  • Adds the ability to upload images and videos from Picture Motion Browser software to photo and video sharing websites.

Additional improvement to versions 2.1.01 and lower:

  • Adds the Data Disc Creation function.

    This function is already included in versions 2.0.14, 2.0.10, 2.0.05, and 2.0.00.


Additional improvement to versions 2.1.01 and 2.1.00 only:

  • Resolves an issue where the Print button does not work in the single image display window.

Additional improvement to versions 2.0.17 and lower:

  • Adds the ability to register network folders as viewed folders.

Additional improvement to versions 1.1 and lower:

  • Adds the Auto Update Notification function that notifies you when updates are available for Picture Motion Browser software.