How to Upload Sony Handycam Video to a Computer

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How to Upload Sony Handycam Video to a Computer
Transfer video camera footage to your computer. (A silver digital video camera - close up image by Werg from

Uploading the videos on your Sony Handycam to a computer is an easy and simple process using a USB connector cable that plugs into one of the USB ports on your computer. (Check your Handycam's package for a USB cable, as this comes standard with Sony cameras.) Please allow several minutes for your videos to copy to the "Videos" (or equivalent) folder on your hard drive. The amount of time it takes will largely depend on your connection and the computer's processing speed.

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Things you need

  • USB cable

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  1. 1

    Plug the camera's AC Power Adapter into a wall socket. Connect the adaptor to your camera.

    Plug your USB cable into the appropriate slot on your Handycam. Attach the other end to your computer.

  2. 2

    Turn your camera on and pull out the LED screen. Touch either the "HDD" or "Computer" icon on the "USB Select" screen.

  3. 3

    Navigate to the "Start" menu on your computer and click on the "My Computer" icon to reveal the drives or pieces of hardware connected to your computer.

    Click on the camera icon.

  4. 4

    Click on one of the camera folders listed in the camera's contents (either DCIM, MP_ROOT or AVCHD) that contains the files you recorded.

  5. 5

    Click their icons (or the whole folder) and press "CTRL + C" on your keyboard to copy the files.

    Navigate on your computer to the folder you want to upload the files to and double-click its icon. Press "CTRL + V" on your keyboard to paste the files. Wait for them to copy.

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