Select the appropriate method to transfer video from a MiniDV
Note: "Picture Package" and "ImageMixer Ver.1.5" supplied with Cyber-shot or Handycam are not compatible with Windows ® 7.
It is strongly advisable that you connect your camcorder to your
computer using an IEEE-1394 connector
Picture Motion Browser Ver.5.6.01 download as alternative software to
“Picture Package to transfer video from
a MiniDV camcorder.
Note: "Picture Package" and "ImageMixer Ver.1.5" supplied with Cyber-shot or Handycam are not compatible with Windows ® Vista. The "Picture Package Uninstaller" is offered as the uninstallation tool for users who have accidentally installed these software into Windows® Vista.
IMPORTANTOnly the USB driver included on the supplied CDROM will properly enable the digital camcorder for USB streaming. Alternatively, you can download the USB driver from this page.
If you are facing connectivity issues, please go to our Connectivity Troubleshooting Guide
The computer i.LINK® ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections; Sony® digital camcorders use i.LINK® ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK® port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK® cable.
The computer must have standard Audio/Video (A/V) RCA input
jacks and compatible video capture software to complete this procedure.
Because there are many different video capture applications on the
market and we cannot reasonably know which video capture software you
are using, Sony is unable to provide specific instructions or support
for software we do not manufacture. However, many video capture
applications have detailed help files,
including specific instructions about capturing and importing video
from a camcorder to a computer.
The help files should be available in the Help menu of the video capture software or in a separate file on the software disc. If you cannot find instructions in the help file or on the disc included with your software, consult the software manufacturer for more detailed support information.