How to transfer videos to a Macintosh computer
Before you start
- If you have Apple® iMovie® software, refer to the How to import movies with the Apple iMovie software article.
- You can download and use PlayMemories Home™ software as an alternative.
- The Apple Macintosh® computer requires an Intel® Core Duo processor or better to support AVCHD video.
- For DVD Camcorders, additional information is available in the How to transfer video from a DVD camcorder to an Apple Macintosh computer using a USB connection article.
- Transfer steps may vary, so check your computer documentation for details.
Follow these steps to transfer video from the digital camera or camcorder if you don't have Apple iMovie software installed or you are transferring 60p (1080 and 720) video.
- Turn on the camera.
- Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
- Set the camera to Mass Storage or USB MODE.
Note: After the computer recognizes the connection, it will list the camera drive or drives as NO NAME or UNTITLED on the computer desktop.
- On the computer desktop, click the NO NAME or UNTITLED icon.
- Locate the video files.
Note: If any of the folders would appear as a QuickTime® file, right-click on and then choose Show Package Contents to view the folder's contents.
- On the keyboard, press and hold the Shift key.
- While holding the Shift key, click to select the video clip files you want to transfer.
- Release the Shift key.
- On the keyboard, press Command+C to copy the files.
- Open the folder or directory on the computer where you want to copy the video.
- On the keyboard, press Command+V to paste the files into the desired location.
After following the steps above, the video from your camera will be copied to the computer's hard drive. To open and play these files, you will need to have a movie player application that supports MPEG-2 for standard-definition video or AVCHD for high-definition video. Refer to the movie player application's software manufacturer for additional information and any available updates.