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Convert/Import Sony DCR-SX/SR/HC/DVD Series to Mac, iMovie, FCP

As we known, Sony DCR series camcorder includes Sony DCR-SX, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-HC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-TRV, Sony DCR-VX, etc, and most of Sony DCR camcorders record video in SD MPEG-2 such as some Sony DCR-SX series, Sony DCR-SR series, Sony DCR-DVD series.

Some Popular Sony DCR Camcorder Series in the following:
Sony DCR-SR: SR40, SR42, SR60, SR68, SR82, SR87, SR100, SR200, SR300, SR45E,SR65E, SR87E, SR85E, SR220E, etc.
Sony DCR-SX: SX40, SX44, SX60, SX63, SX83, SX34E, SX40E, SX43E, SX46E, SX60E, etc.
Sony DCR-HC: HC35, HC26, HC28, HC62, HC40, HC21, HC52, HC24E, HC38E, HC54E, etc.
Sony DCR-DVD: DVD650, DVD108, DVD92, DVD850, DVD403, DVD505, DVD610E, DVD710E, etc.

Due to Sony DCR video cannot be directly imported to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro and some other popular devices, if you want to import your Sony DCR Handycam SD video to Mac for enjoying or further editing with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc, the first step for you to do is to convert these Sony SD video to MOV, MP4 for Mac, then you can import converted Sony DCR video to iMovie, Quicktime, iTunes, FCP on Mac for enjoying or editing.

To convert Sony DCR series video to Mac, Sony DCR Video Converter for Mac is the best software to transfer these Sony DCR SD MPEG-2 video, Sony AVCHD MTS, M2TS files, and some other camcorder videos to MOV, MP4, MPEG, 3GP, M4V, etc on Mac. Besides, you can also convert and import Sony DCR SD video to iPad, iPod, iPhones (including iPhone4), PSP, Blackberry, and other mobile players.

How to Convert Sony DCR video to Mac OS for further editing with iMovie, FCP, etc?

Step1: Add Sony DCR Video on Mac
Click "Add File" to upload your chosen Sony DCR video to Mac AVCHD Converter after you launched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for Mac
Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc.

Step3: Convert Sony DCR Video to Mac OS
Press the "Start" button to convert Sony DCR SD video or AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Mac. After conversion finished, you can enjoy converted Sony DCR video on Mac or edit these videos with iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.

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driver trv 285e


could you please tell me how i can transfer movie in my PC from Sony Handy cam DCR TRV 285E. I could not get driver yet pleas help me.

With best regard
Azam Peter

Apr 27, 2013 | Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital...

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I can not connect my sony handycam model no DCR TRV-285E to Windows 7@


The USB streaming driver for the Camcorder is not available for Windows 7 OS from Sony at this point. Hence it is not possible to transfer videos using USB interface. You may use i.LINK or A/V interface to transfer videos from the Camcorder to the Computer which is running on Windows 7 Operating System.


Please follow the steps to transfer video to a computer using an i.LINK connection (IEEE 1394).


IMPORTANT: Video capture software and a compatible video capture card must be installed on the computer. Depending on the computer manufacturer, various video capture cards and software (Adobe Premiere, Roxio Video Wave, Microsoft Windows Movie Maker, etc.) may be available or already installed on your computer. If necessary, contact the manufacturer of your computer for further information.

NOTE: Many Sony VAIO computers are bundled with Sony DVgate Motion or DVgate Plus software for video capturing. Some VAIO computers also include Click To DVD software that will allow video capture to the computer hard drive or directly to a DVD.

  1. Connect an i.LINK cable (also known as IEEE 1394) to the i.LINK port on the digital camcorder.


i.LINK Cable.


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i.LINK port.


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  1. Connect the other end of the i.LINK cable to the computer.

NOTE: The computer i.LINK ports and capture cards may have either 4-pin or 6-pin connections. Sony digital camcorders use i.LINK ports with 4 pins. If your computer only has a 6-pin i.LINK port, then it will be necessary to use a 4-pin to 6-pin i.LINK cable.

  1. Turn on the digital camcorder by moving the POWER switch to the VTR position.
  2. Cue the camcorder tape to the beginning of the video footage.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Start the video capture software on the computer.
  5. Begin playing the recorded video in the camcorder.
  6. Begin importing the video with the capture software.

It should now be possible to copy the video using the video capture software if the computer hardware and software are configured correctly.



Jan 27, 2011 | Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital...

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Sony DCR-TRV 140E


Yes got to sony
http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/camcorders/camcorders.aspx?site=odw_en_GB
pick your camera at the bottom, get the USB drivers and that should do. Programs it will work with include Pinnacle Studio etc

Jan 23, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV140E Digital...

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Sony trv 460 camcorder and HC- 40 mini dv humming noise


The noise is probably the motor running. As long as it doesn't appear on the footage, it's nothing to concern yourself about.

Sep 14, 2005 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 Digital Camcorder

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