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We think our disks are formatted wrong some how...

We have Sony Handycam DCR-DVD308. So we formatted the disk using the camcorder, and started filming. We came back to download the video to the computer, and it says, "Cannot import because this disk is not supported." in the Picture Motion Browser that cam with the cam. We tried with a few different disks, and they all said the same thing. It registers that there is data on the disk, we just can't access it. The other thing is, we don't remember how we formatted the disks.

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Your video is merely the wrong format for the computer. Copy the video files to your hard drive, then use video editing software to save them in a different format.

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SOURCE: Sony Handycam DCR-PC109E User manual

I moved every moveable object on the handycam to no avail and then I wiped the screen to clean it and got the menu. It is a touch screen cam. Thanks antway.Ian

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SOURCE: import videos from handycam to computer

For Sony, use the i.link interface but the computer will also need same interface, otherwise revert to XP.

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SOURCE: import video from Sony handycam DCR-SR42 to computer

Does your camera having a docking station? If so, press the "burn to disc" button on the docking station, while the USB is connecting camera to computer.

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SOURCE: cd-rom part number for sony handycam

part number is 2-666-755-01 . I don't know why it is soooooo difficult for people to just give it up. I too was looking and finally found my disk. enjoy the number. This is for my DCR-HC26 but should work I think.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: SONY HANDYCAM DCR-35E

I had the same problem. When I purchased my HDR-SR11 camera some four years ago, I was running XP and the PMB Disc Burning worked well. When I changed over to Windows 7 I kept bombing out like a lot of other users. The problem was that I was using an old version of PMB (3.0.00). I went to the Sony web site and downloaded the latest version of PMB with an upgrade (0810a.exe) This fixed my problem and the Disc Burn function workes perfectly now.

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