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How to transfer video from a DVD camcorder to an Apple® Macintosh® computer using a USB connection.

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IMPORTANT: The DCR-DVD92, DCR-DVD105, and DCR-DVD205 do not support USB connectivity. Video recorded with these models can be copied from the DVD using the DVD-ROM drive of a computer .

NOTE: You may be able to transfer your video using Apple iMovie® '08, Apple Final Cut Pro® 6.0.2, or PIXELA ImageMixer™ 3 (Macintosh edition) software.

  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Make sure the camcorder is turned off.
  3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  4. Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical wall outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  5. Open the LCD screen on the camcorder.
  6. Turn on the camcorder.

    NOTE: After the computer recognizes the connection, it will display a DVD icon on the desktop.

  7. Click the DVD icon on the computer desktop to view the contents of the camcorder DVD.
  8. Click to select the VIDEO_TS folder.
  9. On the keyboard, press Command+C to copy the folder.
  10. Open the folder or directory on the computer where you want to copy the video.
  11. On the keyboard, press Command+V to paste the folder containing the video into the desired location.

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