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Compatibility information regarding transferring NTSC, PAL, or SECAM formatted video to a computer.

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If transferring video to a computer via a digital connection, then the video format does not matter. This method of transferring video to a computer does not adhere to the NTSC, PAL, or SECAM formats. Depending on the specifications of the computer software (applications & drivers) and the camcorder, you should be able to transfer the video to a computer using an i.LINK® or USB connection, regardless of the recorded video format.

However, if transferring video to a computer through an analog Audio/Video (A/V) capture card, then the capture card and associated software must be compatible with the video format recorded by the camcorder.