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I love this camera. The video quality is great, the Image Stabilization is outstanding and the options are great (except for no 30p). The problem I am having is that when I pop out the SD card to move files over to my computer for backup, the seems to combine everything into a giant file called PRIVATE. It looks like a big AVCHD file and when I click on it, it opens an "Open Clip" viewer. I can double-click the files inside this window and can watch them, but I don't have any way of moving them to a specific folder (other than the whole thing). Any idea why this is like this? Do I have a setting wrong somewhere? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I love this camera. The video quality is great, the Image Stabilization is outstanding and the options are great (except for no 30p). The problem I am having is that when I pop out the SD card to move files over to my computer for backup, the seems to combine everything into a giant file called PRIVATE. It looks like a big AVCHD file and when I click on it, it opens an "Open Clip" viewer. I can double-click the files inside this window and can watch them, but I don't have any way of moving them to a specific folder (other than the whole thing). Any idea why this is like this? Do I have a setting wrong somewhere? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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i have an older sony xr550 and i pop out the sd card and transfer the files to computer.

that method works well with older sony model.

the pj760 is newer and have more advancde build in software when transfering files from pj760. use the camcorder build in usb to connect to computer. do not pop out the sd card and use card reader to tranfer the file to the computer. you don't have to install play memories to computer. just do manual file transfer to you computer like you do on card reader
the pj760 automatically save the recorder video on dated folder and files are all saved in date code. unlike my old xr550 that save as mt001, mt002.
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Unfortunately I can't find the cable that came with the camera. I'll see if I can order one on Amazon or something. It just seems like you should be able to pull the files off of the card directly after inserting it into your computer. I really can't see an advantage for Sony doing it this way.

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Unfortunately I can't find the cable that came with the camera. I'll see if I can order one on Amazon or something. It just seems like you should be able to pull the files off of the card directly after inserting it into your computer. I really can't see an advantage for Sony doing it this way.

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you can still pull out the sd card of the pj760 and use card reader to read files.

but using a usb directly from camcorder is much better. than doing the old ways. try it and you will not go back to using card reader.

i use it with my sony gw77. much easier to remember when video was taken. and editing video files shot from different dates.
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Chad: you are a bit confused (because it is confusing and the manual is unhelpful).

1. 'PRIVATE' is a folder, not a file. The folder contains a folder structure (then next folder down is AVCHD, the next is BDMV, and the last is a folder called 'STREAM'. In there you will see all the actual video clips (*.mts files). This folder structure is according to AVCHD specifications. Same as used on Blu Rays more or less.

2. You are correct, you can just insert the SD card in your computer and copy the files in the STREAM folder I indicated above anywhere you want on your computer's hard drive. You can then play them or edit them or whatever. You do not need any special software.

3. The PJ760 has a built-in normal USB cable. You can just plug it into your computer. You do not need to buy any other cable. So you can also download the files using the camcorder as an SD card reader if you like.

I, like spyker1212, prefer to use the Sony software to organize the video files by date, but you certainly don't have to. Everything is easy, as long as your computer is not a Mac.
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I was able to connect my camera to my Mac. When I view the files, there are only two things in there. A folder called DCIM and a file called AVCHD. The AVCHD is a file, not a folder. I can double-click it and it will show me the contents, but I have no way of moving them around. I haven't seen the "Stream" folder yet.

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I got it! This might be a Mac only thing, but I keep having to right click and choose "Show Package Contents" a few times and finally the structure with "Stream" appears. I don't know if this is how my system is setup to read these files or what. I should be good to go from here.

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I was able to connect my camera to my Mac. When I view the files, there are only two things in there. A folder called DCIM and a file called AVCHD. The AVCHD is a file, not a folder. I can double-click it and it will show me the contents, but I have no way of moving them around. I haven't seen the "Stream" folder yet.
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i tried on my sony gw77 right now.

1) if you use usb connect to gw77 following comes up

HDR-GW77-storange media- 2013-02-18(folder)-videofile and photo file

2) if you removed the sd card and use card reader

DCIM and PRIVATE folder

under PRIVATE folder you will find AVCHD and SONY folder
under AVCHD folder you will find BPMV folder
under BPMV folder you will find CLIPINF, PLAYLIST and STREAM folder
under STREAM folder you will find your video file

unde DCIM folder you will find your photo file


note: i am using a pc not mac
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It is amazing to me how Apple computers continue to make it difficult for people to work with AVCHD video. AVCHD has been a video standard for many years.

Now we understand the poster's confusion, and we know where it stems from.
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It is amazing to me how Apple computers continue to make it difficult for people to work with AVCHD video. AVCHD has been a video standard for many years.

Now we understand the poster's confusion, and we know where it stems from.

One possible way to fix it is to buy Adobe Premier Elements 11. It comes with Adobe Organizer that does lots of good things like what the Sony PMB or PMH software does on PCs.

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