Question about Sony DCR-SR85 Flash Media Camcorder
I have having issues exporting video from Sony Handycam DCR-SR85 on a Mac. I can see the harddrive when plugged in, but the video clips do not seem to work. Can you assist?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: handycam utility will not work
Maybe it’s too late to post this suggestion. Anyway it might be helpful for someone who is in the same situation as me. I was getting an error message because I kept pressing a wrong button on my camera.
When you connect a USB cable to your computer on the LCD screen of your camera you will see four buttons (icons) USB CONECT, USB CONECT, PRINT, and DISC BURN. First two icons look almost the same. There was my mistake. One of them refers to a HD of your camera but another one refers to Memory card of you camera. If you hit not an appropriate button you will get a message "unable to retrieve management information"
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
SOURCE: Mac compatibility
It is compatible, but it may cost you 20 more dollars
iMovie does not work with muxed MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 clips (and that's what you're trying to do)
MPEG Streamclip 1.5.1 (free) and the MPEG-2 Playback Component ($20 from Apple).
Once you do that, to transfer the data to the iMac:
1- Plug the USB cable, once detected (5s), press HDD on the touch screen panel
2- Go to Finder (on the Mac) then open the videos folder /MP_ROOT/100PNV01/M2U0001.MPG for example
3- Drag the .MPG file to the mac
4- Start Streamclip (see message further up the discussion)
Export using for example .DV format, readable by I-Movie.
5-Import the new file in I-movie
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
Sony Handycam (DCR-SR47) creates MPEG-2 video, just convert it to QuickTime (.MOV or .MP4) video which you can import to Mac.
Try this Sony Handycam video converter for Mac.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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