Importing video files recorded on the VIXIA HF M40 series camcorder to a computer using PIXELA Transfer Utility / VideoBrowser
Article ID: ART109484 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015
 

Description

Importing video files recorded on the VIXIA HF M40 series camcorder to a computer using PIXELA Transfer Utility / VideoBrowser

Solution

To import recorded videos to a computer, it is necessary to install the PIXELA Transfer Utility or PIXELA VideoBrowser software provided.

1. Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.

2. Open the date index screen.

3. Connect the camcorder and the computer with the USB cable supplied with the camcorder.

Connect directly to the computer. Operation using a USB hub is not guaranteed.

Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the screen.

Select [All (for PC only)].

Computer: Depending on the software you chose to install, Transfer Utility or VideoBrowser will start up automatically.

Importing the recorded video files to a computer using PIXELA Transfer Utility

1. Click [Video file import].

2. Select the memory that contains the video files you want to import.

Icon Content
The built-in memory of the camcorder.
The SD Memory Card inserted in the camcorder.
the built-in memory and SD Memory Card in the camcorder.
A card reader/writer or other devices.

3. Select the method to import.

  • Import the video files which have not been saved in the computer: Import the files which have not been imported to the computer yet.
  • Import all videos: Imports all files in the selected memory.

Reference:

Imported video files will be saved in the following location:

  • Windows 7
    C:\Users\(User account name)\My Videos\Import Video Data for SD
    *Files are saved in [My Documents] if [My Videos] does not exists.
  • Windows Vista
    C:\Users\(User account name)\Video\Import Video Data for SD
    *Files are saved in [My Document] if [My Video] does not exists.
  • Windows XP
    C:\Documents and Settings\(User account name)\My Documents\My Video\Import Video Data for SD
    *Files are saved in [My Documents] if [My video] does not exists.

Importing the recorded video files to a computer using PIXELA VideoBrowser

If you have supported video files used in ImageMixer 3 SE on your computer, a message asking whether to import them will appear.

Note:

Music Data Disc

When editing video files with VideoBrowser, you can use music files of WAV format. If you do not have the music files of WAV format, you can import them from the Music Data Disc bundled with the camcorder.

If you want to import, insert the Music Data Disc while the screen on the bottom is displayed. Importing will start automatically.

Check the box if you do not want to display this message from the next time.

1. Click [ ].

2. Select the memory that contains the video files you want to import.

Icon Content The built-in memory of the camcorder. The SD Memory Card inserted in the camcorder. the built-in memory and SD Memory Card in the camcorder. A card reader/writer or other devices. A disc inserted in the disc drive.

3. Select the method to import. Import the video files which have not been saved in the computer: Import the files which have not been imported to the computer yet. Import all videos: Imports all files in the selected memory.


Decide whether to import video files in the Gallery mode combining with music files.

You can import a single video file after combining the video files in the Gallery mode with music files.

4. Click [Start].

Importing will start. The Library screen will be displayed after finishing importing.

*Though the screen will be switched at the middle of importing, wait until the "Adding files..." message disappear. Importing may take time if the number of files is large.

Reference:

Imported video files will be saved in the following location:

Windows 7
C:\Users\(User account name)\My Videos\Import Video Data for SD
*Files are saved in [My Documents] if [My Videos] does not exists.

Windows Vista
C:\Users\(User account name)\Video\Import Video Data for SD
*Files are saved in [My Document] if [My Video] does not exists.

Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\(User account name)\My Documents\My Video\Import Video Data for SD
*Files are saved in [My Documents] if [My video] does not exists.

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