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How to import videos to a Windows computer using an i.LINK (IEEE 1394) connection


    • Check to see if your PC has an i.LINK (IEEE1394) jack on the front, back or either side. If your computer is equipped with an i.LINK port, you do not need to install a dedicated driver.
    • To import videos to your computer, you need to install the designated software.

    How to import videos

    1. Install the designated software necessary for importing videos to your computer. Unfortunately, Sony no longer supports the software bundled with cameras for this purpose. Please check for other commercially available software that can support DV/HDV video via i.LINK (IEEEE1394) on your computer.
    2. Use an i.LINK cable to connect the camcorder to the computer, and turn the camcorder on.
    3. Follow the instructions from the designated software to import the video.


    • If you use an HDV camcorder, the camcorder settings will differ depending on the format recorded on the tape and the format to be imported to the computer.
    • When you import videos in the HDV format, the image quality becomes HD (high definition). When you import videos in the DV format, it becomes STD (standard definition).

      Menu Setting of the camcorder
      Recorded format / Import format VCR HDV/DV i.LINK conv
      HDV / DV HDV ON
      HDV => DV
      DV / DV DV -

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