Sony digital camera cable
You can do amazing things with a Sony digital camera or camcorder and an Apple® Macintosh® computer, such as creating show stopping slide-shows and movies; sharing images; and teaching the computer to recognize your friends in your photos. Using the USB cable supplied with your camera you can simply move photos and video to your Mac computer. Also, the iPhoto® and iMovie® software are powerful applications available for Mac computers that allow you to import and edit images and video.
Using your Sony Camera and Macintosh Computer you can do the following:
With the iPhoto software you can easily import, browse and edit photos. You can share your pictures via Facebook and through email, as well as make engaging slideshows. For all the features available with the iPhoto software, visit the Apple® website.
Note: Not all features are available in all versions of the iPhoto software.
Use the following procedure to import your photos into the iPhoto software:
Note: Depending on the connection type and capabilities of your camera, the transfer procedure may vary. Refer to the operating instructions of your camera for detailed information.
- Turn on the camera.
- Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
- Set the camera to Mass Storage or USB Mode.
- The iPhoto software will start automatically.
Note: If the iPhoto software does not automatically start, open the iPhoto software manually by using the Dock or you can use the Finder Bar, Go and then select Applications.
- Thumbnail images of the photos saved on the memory card of the camera display in the iPhoto screen.
- Choose the method you want to use for importing.
- To only import some of the pictures, click to select the thumbnail images you want and then click the Import Selected button.
- To import all the pictures, click the Import x Photos button.
- In the Delete Photos on Your Camera? window, click the desired option.
- Choosing Delete Photos erases all the pictures from the memory card or internal memory in the camera after transfer.
- Choosing Keep Photos will keep a copy of the pictures you transferred to the computer on the memory card or internal memory in the camera.
For detailed information about editing and sharing photos, as well as other features, refer to the help file in the iPhoto software.
With the iMovie software you can easily import, browse, and edit your video. You can create movie trailers from various templates, edit audio and add special effects. With the new People Finder feature, iMovie makes it easy to find video that includes certain people. For all the features available with the iMovie software, visit the Apple website.
Note: Not all features are available in all versions of the iMovie software.
Use the following procedure to import video into the iMovie software:
Important: The iMovie software does not support AVCHD 60p video. To be able to edit your HD video in iMovie, we suggest you set your camcorder to record in AVCHD 60i or AVCHD 24i or MP4. If you've already recorded videos in 60p, you can transfer the video directly to the hard drive of your Mac, and then burn it to a disc to be viewed on a different computer or television. Also, you can convert AVCHD 60p video to MP4 format using Media Converter software.
- Depending on the connection type and capabilities of your camera, the transfer procedure may vary. Refer to the operating instructions of your camera for detailed information.
- To import standard-definition video, iMovie 07 or newer is required. However, to import high-definition video such as AVCHD, iMovie '08 or newer is required.