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How to create a Video CD using the Picture Package VCD Maker software.

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  • If necessary, consult the camcorder instruction manual for assistance with any of the camcorder-related steps below. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
  • Support and further information for the Picture Package® software is available online.
  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW into the CD-R/RW drive.
  3. Turn on the camcorder to the PLAY/EDIT mode.
  4. In the camcorder menu, set the USB-PLY/EDT option to USB STREAM.
  5. Insert the cassette tape with the video into the camcorder.
  6. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  7. If the Picture Package Menu window opens automatically, click Copy the recorded video to VideoCD.
  8. If the Picture Package Menu does not open, manually start the Picture Package VCD Maker software.
  9. In the Picture Package VCD Maker window, click the Options button.
  10. In the Options window, in the Write section, under Target drive, click the down arrow.
  11. In the Target drive drop-down menu, click to select the CD-R/RW drive of your computer.
  12. In the Video camera section, click the Adjust and confirm USB stream button.
  13. Begin playing the tape in the camcorder.
  14. In the USB Streaming Tool window, under AUDIO DEVICE, click the down arrow button.
  15. In the AUDIO DEVICE drop-down menu, click to select Sony Digital Imaging Audio.
  16. Click the NEXT button.
  17. Under SELECT VIDEO QUALITY, if necessary, click the slide bar and move it to the left or right to adjust the video quality.
  18. Click the NEXT button.
  19. Under ADJUST BRIGHTNESS, if necessary, click the slide bar and move it to the left or right to adjust the video brightness.
  20. Click the NEXT button.
  21. Click the DONE button.
  22. In the Options window, click the OK button.
  23. Rewind the tape in the camcorder to the beginning of the video footage.
  24. In the camcorder menu, select the BURN VCD option.