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poordom [Avatar]
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Good evening All,

I have just purchased a new Sony HDR-CX405, Handycam.

My question, how can I have my PD14, recognize it as a digital camera, with the model numbe, when I which to import from camera?

Thank You

Senior Contributor Private Message Location: California, USA Joined: Sep 16, 2011 16:04 Messages: 3557 Offline
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Far and away it would be easier to simply remove the SD card from the Handycam and stick it in your computer's card reader.

If you need to get a USB reader, they're inexpensive and readily available at many stores and online. Reading the card directly is much faster and more convenient than trying to capture or import from your connected camera, and you should actually copy the contents onto your PC first to free up room on the card for more recordings, and then import the new folder into PD.

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I believe that you could or should be using the Sony Picture Motion Browser or the PlayMemories Home software to transfer from the camcorder to the pc hard drive for further use with PD17 if you want.

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Senior Contributor Private Message Location: Cambridge, UK Joined: Nov 24, 2011 04:44 Messages: 662 Offline
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I agree with Tomasc, better to use the software provided with the cam to get the files onto your hard disk and import into PD from there.

Unlike Optodata I don't re-use my cards, I keep them as an archive since cards are pretty cheap these days. Regards,

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