If you want to use the USB cable to connect the Camcarder to the Computer to transfer the video to the Computer then:
(Applicable for Vista Operating System Only.)This Camcorder does not support USB streaming with the VISTA Operating System. Use an i.LINK cable to transfer the video to the Computer. The i.LINK port is also called IEEE 1394 or Firewire port.
(An i.LINK is a black D shaped connector with 4 or 6 pins. The type of
cable to be used will depend on the i.LINK port of your Computer. The
Sony Camcorder will have the 4 pin i.LINK cable and if the computer has
the 6 pin i.LINK port, then you may have to use the 4 pin to 6 pin
You can use any video capturing software like Windows Movie Maker
to transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer.
Refer this Link
for the instruction to transfer the video to the Computer using i.LINK cable.
As the Camcorder does not support USB streaming with Vista, it is not
required to use any Sony Device Driver to transfer the video to the
Computer. You do not require any Drivers or Software from Sony to
transfer the video from the Camcorder to the Computer using the
(Applicable for Windows XP Operating System only):
you are using a Windows XP Operating System then you have to install
the USB Streaming Driver in the Computer from the supplied Software
disk with the Computer.
Check this Link
for the instruction to transfer video to a Computer using USB Streaming.http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/documentLink.do?externalId=C222820If you do not have the supplied Software disk then I suggest that you use the i.LINK cable to transfer the video.