Article ID : S1Q0140 / Last Modified : 07/10/2006

Important Information About DVDs With High Definition AVCHD™ Video

Applicable Products and Categories of This Article

Applicable Camcorder Models

HDR-UX1

HDR-SR1


AVCHD Format Discs and Standard DVD Players or Recorders

These camcorders capture high definition video in the AVCHD format. DVD discs containing AVCHD format video should not be used with standard DVD players or recorders. The DVD player/recorder may fail to eject the disc, may erase the contents of the disc without warning, or may make it impossible to perform additional recording or finalizing on the disc.

DVD media containing AVCHD format video can be played on a compatible Blu-ray Disc™ player/recorder or other compatible device.


Important Information About Picture Motion Browser Software and Computers With DVD Drives

The supplied Picture Motion Browser software includes the Sonic® writing engine and UDF Reader. Some conflicts have been confirmed between this software and some CD/DVD writing software. Please refer to the following web site for more information: http://www.sonicjapan.co.jp/oem/sony/camera/readme.html


VAIO® Computer Compatibility Information

VAIO computers with Blu-ray Disc™ drives can play discs recorded in the AVCHD format directly in the Blu-ray Disc drive using the supplied Picture Motion Browser software.

Other VAIO computers can play discs recorded in the AVCHD format by connecting the camcorder to the computer via USB and using the supplied Picture Motion Browser software.

NOTE: The VAIO computer must meet the system requirements for the Picture Motion Browser software.

For information about using the supplied Picture Motion Browser software with your VAIO computer, please see the article AVCHD™ Format Discs and Picture Motion Browser Software Compatibility Issues.