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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