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Can images stored in an external media be played back using another Sony camcorder?

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Recorded images (photos or videos) stored on external media, such as a DVD or hard disk drive (HDD), can be played back on a different Sony® camcorder as long as the camcorder is capable of writing images directly to the same type of media.


  • Sony camcorders that are not capable of recording videos in AVCHD format, will not be able to playback videos recorded in the AVCHD format.
  • Some videos may not be played back depending on the Frame Rate or REC Mode settings.
  • 3D images recorded with a 3D camcorder are played back as 2D using a camcorder with non-3D features.