Article ID : 00128248 / Last Modified : 25/12/2018

How to transfer video from a Digital8 or MiniDV camcorder to a computer

    There are three connection methods for importing videos recorded on the camcorder to a computer. Check which method is suitable for your operating environment (the specifications of your computer and the camera).


    Terminal required on the computer

    Software for importing

    A/V connecting cable / Video capture cable  USB terminalSoftware supplied with the capture cable
    i.LINK cable / FireWire (IEEE1394)i.LINK (FireWire) terminalPlayMemories Home / Mac iMovie
    USB cableUSB terminalPlayMemories Home
    *Only images recorded on a Memory Stick

    A/V connecting cable / Video capture cable


    How to transfer video to a computer using Audio/Video (A/V) cables

    i.LINK cable / FireWire


    USB cable

    You can import images recorded on a Memory Stick. A dedicated driver is not required. Only some camcorder models can record videos on a Memory Stick.