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There is a tutorial for transferring video from tyhis camera to a computer on the Sony website. Unfortunately, you do not say what kind of computer (PC or Mac) or operating system you have, and you have to specify this on the website to get the right instructions.

The instructions for a Windows computer are as follows:

Movie player applications must support mpeg 2 playback to open these files properly. Refer to the software manufacturer for additional information and available updates.
  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Make sure the camcorder is turned off.
  3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  4. Plug the AC power adapter into an electrical wall outlet and then connect it to the camcorder.
  5. Open the LCD screen on the camcorder.
  6. Turn on the camcorder.
  7. The USB SELECT screen will be displayed on the LCD; touch the HDD icon.
  8. Open the My Computer window on the computer.
  9. In the My Computer window, double-click the icon that represents the camcorder and then navigate through the folder structure to locate the video you want to transfer. Note: The camcorder will be listed in the My Computer window as an additional hard drive.
  10. Click to select the video or image files you want to transfer. Note: If your are using a High Definition Handycam® Camcorder, Sony recommends copying and pasting the AVCHD folder to the hard drive of the computer before accessing its contents.
  11. Type CTRL+C to copy the files.
  12. Click on the computer folder to which you want to copy the video or still image files.
  13. Type CTRL+V to paste the file into the computer folder.

The Sony page for your camera has many links for information and downloads, including software downloads, at THIS PAGE

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Sep 12, 2019


plug in the removable device and in the panel where you see control panel there will be a computer above that click on computer and see what drive the computer has allocated to your plug in hard drive for example it may be a H drive now knowing what drive path you are saving to when you go to save , use the drop down box to select H drive

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Dec 20, 2017


You cannot use a flash with a camcorder - a flash emits a very short burst of light when triggered, whereas for continuous filming you need a constant source of light. Look at video light on eBay or Amazon.

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Sep 22, 2017


I recently attached my Sony DCR-SR200E to the computer, and accidentally formated it. Now when i turn on the camera, it says HDD Format Error

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Sep 11, 2016


You can recover deleted video from Sony Handycam with camcorder recovery software, recommended asoftech data recovery as it helped me before. download from link belowDeleted Video Recovery SoftwareYou may refer to this tutorial alsohow to recover deleted videos and photos from memory card

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on May 05, 2016


if it is from a memory card, you can use a program like sandisk rescuePro deluxe or many types of drive or card recovery software to find and pull off files. if you have formatted over the card by accident the most important thing is not to record on it at all. otherwise you will record over the formatted material.

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Nov 17, 2014


please advertise on ebay or olx depending on which country you are in and which provider is in your region. Fixya is really for repair/bug fix etc not sale.

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on May 18, 2014


At the nearest SONY service centre

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on May 03, 2014


I get lots of questions on this major problem, your camera is of the dangeours Hard-Drive type that people soon find are not the best media to capture movies on, as yes they easily are lost but you will have no chance of getting them back sadly because un-like a Hard Drive on a PC where you can load un-delete on and try (not often works) on those cameras you cannot put un-delete on it anyway, sorry buy the better tape camera models if you prefer to not endanger your films.

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Apr 19, 2014


It's probably permanently deleted but try plugging it into your computer and accessing the hard drive. You might see files in there that look like they are in a deleted state but not yet actually deleted because they haven't been overwritten yet. The file names might start with characters like $ or # or other characters besides numbers/letters.

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Oct 23, 2013


If you can't access your Sony DCR DVD. You may need to formatted your device so that you can use it normally again.and you will lost of the data which stored in the DVD. don't worry, you can connect your dvd to your computer,and download a data recovery software to recover the lost data. Recommend the hodo data recovery software which have help me before, download trial of free. wish it can help u

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Aug 06, 2013


fp-610 or 1-871-457-21 or old part number 1-871-457-11 is a flexible connector, runs for about $40 with shipping on ebay or web

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Jan 30, 2013


You can mention the model of the set -- DCR-SR42 to get the strip connection as it is only available from Sony.
Equivalent one if availabe may not last as the original ....but this is a manufacturing fault of Sony to design the strip that moves through the mechanism and fails often.

Sony Handycam ... • Answered on Jan 12, 2013

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