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How to transfer video from a Digital8 or MiniDV camcorder to a computer running a Windows operating system.

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There are three connection methods for importing videos recorded on the camcorder to a computer. Check which method is suitable for your operating environment (the specifications of your computer and the camera).


Terminal required on the computer

Software for importing

A/V connecting cable / Video capture cable   USB terminal Software supplied with the capture cable
i.LINK cable / FireWire (IEEE1394) i.LINK (FireWire) terminal PlayMemories Home / Mac iMovie
USB cable USB terminal PlayMemories Home
*Only images recorded on a Memory Stick

A/V connecting cable / Video capture cable


How to transfer video to a computer using Audio/Video (A/V) cables

i.LINK cable / FireWire


USB cable

You can import images recorded on a Memory Stick. A dedicated driver is not required. Only some camcorder models can record videos on a Memory Stick.