Article ID : 00025092 / Last Modified : 03/30/2021Print

How to transfer pictures and video to a computer running a Windows® operating system.

    1. Turn on the computer.
    2. Make sure the camcorder is turned off.
    3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
    4. Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical wall outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
    5. Turn on the camcorder.
    6. Open the LCD screen on the camcorder.
    7. When the USB SELECT screen appears on the LCD, touch HDD or COMPUTER.
    8. Open the My Computer or Computer window on the computer.
    9. In the My Computer or Computer window, double-click the icon that represents the camcorder.

      NOTE: The camcorder will be listed as an additional hard drive or removable disk.

    10. Click to select appropriate camcorder folder that contains the video or picture files you want to transfer.
      • The DCIM folder (if available) contains still picture files.
      • The MP_ROOT folder (if available) contains standard-definition video files.
      • The AVCHD folder (if available) contains high-definition video files.

      NOTE: Depending on your camcorder and the type of footage recorded, not all the folders above may be displayed..

    11. On the computer keyboard, press CTRL+C to copy the camcorder folder and its contents.
    12. Browse to the location on the computer where you want to copy the picture or video files, such as the My Pictures or My Videos folder.
    13. Press CTRL+V to paste the camcorder folder and its contents into the computer folder you selected in the above step.


    • Movie player software must support the MPEG-2 format to playback standard-definition recordings.
    • Movie player software must support the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format to playback high-definition recordings.
    • Refer to the manufacturer of your movie player software for information about file format compatibility.