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How to transfer video from a DVD camcorder to an Apple Macintosh computer using the DVD-ROM drive

    Before you start

    • The DVD must be finalized in the camcorder before this procedure. Refer to your operation manuals for detailed information on the procedure to finalize a disc using the camcorder.
    • Do not use a 8 cm CD adapter with the 8cm DVD disc as it may cause a malfunction. If the DVD-ROM drive does not support a 8cm disc, use the USB transfer procedure instead.
    • This article only applies to DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-R discs recorded with a DVD Handycam® camcorder. Copying movie files from copyright-protected DVDs is not supported.

    Transfer video

    1. Insert the camcorder DVD into a computer DVD-ROM drive that supports 8cm discs.

      Note: An icon of a DVD will appear on the desktop.

    2. On the computer desktop, click the DVD icon.
    3. On the menu bar, click File.
    4. In the File menu, click Open.
    5. In the DVD window, click to select the VIDEO_TS folder.
    6. On the keyboard, press Command+C to copy the folder.
    7. Open the folder or directory on the computer where you want to copy the video.
    8. On the keyboard, press Command+V to paste the folder containing the video into the desired location.