How to Download Files From the Sony DCR-SR45

by Si Kingston

The Sony DCR-SR45 is one of Sony's Handycam camcorders. Images and video are saved to the camcorder's internal hard disk. To free up room on the internal hard disk, you can download images and video to the computer. To download files from the camcorder, you need the Picture Motion Browser software installed. This software comes on the installation disc that was supplied with the camera. You can also download this software online from Sony's support section.

Set Up the Sony DCR-SR45 Camcorder with the Computer

Plug the Sony DCR-SR45's A/C adapter into the power outlet. Plug the A/C adapter to the camcorder. Turn the camcorder on. Don't connect the Sony to the computer yet.

Insert the installation disc that came with the Sony DCR-SR45 camera into the computer's optical drive. If you are downloading the software online, see "Resources" for the link. Download the file and double click on the "SONYPICUTIL.EXE" file to begin installation.

Follow the installation prompts, which include selecting the "Install" button and selecting a language option. Connect the camera to the computer with the USB cable only when prompted by the installation software. Once connected, "USB" will appear on the camcorder's LCD screen.

Select "USB Connect" on the camcorder.

Click the "Continue" button in the installation interface on the computer desktop. The Handycam Application Software, which includes the Picture Motion Browser software, will install. Follow the rest of the installation prompts and restart the computer if required.

Download Files from the Sony DCR-SR45 Camcorder to the Computer

Open "Picture Motion Browser" from the desktop "Start" menu. Make sure to connect the Sony camcorder to the computer with the USB cable. The software will detect the connected camcorder.

Click an "Import Method" when prompted. You can import all files, import only files that have not yet been imported or you can manually select the files to import. Select an option and click "OK."

Hit the "Browse" button and select a save location that the files will be saved to.

Click the "Import" button and the files will be imported from the camcorder and saved on the computer.

About the Author

Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.

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