How to Download Software to a Mac for the Sony Handycam

By Greyson Ferguson

Download video content directly from your Sony Handycam to your Mac.
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The Sony lineup of Handycams comes with several additional programming features, including software to help upload the content from the video camera to the computer. However, if you have a Mac system you may find the supplied program only installs on a Windows computer. Because of this, you need to download the appropriate programming for a Mac directly from the Sony website.

Open your Internet browser and navigate to Sony's website (see Resources). Choose "Service and Support," then click "Drivers and Software."

Choose "Digital Camcorders" as the Product and click "Continue."

Select the Handycam camera you have, then choose the model number for the video camera.

Click the operating system pull-down menu for the Sony camera and select the Mac OS version that is installed on the computer.

Select the Software download listed at the bottom of the screen and it begins to download directly to the computer.

Double-click the downloaded file, then follow the short series of prompts from the installation wizard once it loads to install the programming onto your Mac computer.