How to Download Videos to a Computer From a Samsung Digital Camcorder

By Julius Vandersteen

After you shoot videos with a Samsung digital camcorder, you may want to download them to a computer so you can view them on a large screen with your friends and family. Other reasons to transfer videos to your computer are so you can edit them into a movie project, burn them to a DVD, post them on a video-sharing website, or email clips to a friend.

Step 1

Touch the "Menu" tab on the camcorder, then touch "Connectivity Setting," and then "USB Connect." Select "Mass Storage" so you can plug the camcorder into a computer and browse its contents like a mass storage device.

Step 2

Connect the built-in USB plug on the Samsung digital camcorder to a USB port on your computer, or plug one end of the camera's included USB cable into a port on the camera, and the other end to a USB port on your computer if your camera doesn't have a built-in USB plug. An icon representing the camcorder as a mass storage device will appear on your desktop.

Step 3

Double-click on the camcorder icon on the computer desktop to open it. Browse for the folder named "Video," and then open it.

Drag the video files from the camcorder's folder to a folder on your computer to copy them.