Originally Posted by mgold
I have a Sony Handycam AVCHD HDR-CX110 Camcorder. I downloaded the PMB software that came along with the camcorder, but can't seem to get the movie files off the camera onto my computer.
Assuming "downloaded" means you put the Sony provided disc into your computer and did a complete "install" you have all you need.
Also assuming you have a reasonably current Windows computer, it put two programs on your computer, PMB and PMB Launcher. You computer needs a USB port too.
Instructions are under the Help Tab as well as on line: Click here for PMB Help
Plug the camera into your computer with the supplied USB cord and turn it on. If you let the Sony software install the way it wants to, your computer is always looking for your camera. When it sees it, "PMB Launcher" starts up. Look for "Import Media Files", click it and one or more choices show up. Look for your camera. Click on it and answer the questions. The files should transfer.
You can also pull the SDHC card from your camera and plug it into a SD card slot on your computer or get a cheap USB card reader. the PMB Launcher will see those too.
The same import screen that comes up using PMB Launcher also will come up with PMB itself. Look for "Import media files" under the File drop down menu.
If you elect to put the SD card in the computer you can use any software to copy the video files, including Windows Explorer. The files that count are the ones that end in .m2ts and will be buried in the file structure on the card.
Many, especially Apple computer owners, don't use PMB at all. But, PMB will take advantage of some Sony features that make the camera a little more fun our useful.
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