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Operating Clips With A Computer; Using The Expresscard Slot Of A Computer; Usb Connection With A Computer - Sony XDCAM PMW-500 Operation Manual

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Operating Clips with a
The clips recorded on SxS memory cards with
this camcorder can be controlled on a computer or
edited using the optional nonlinear editing
For these purposes, the clips on an SxS memory
card can be operated by directly loading the card
in a computer or by connecting the camcorder or
the optional SBAC-US10 SxS Memory Card
USB Reader/Writer to the computer, using an
USB cable as shown below.
Using the ExpressCard Slot of a
If the computer is equipped with an ExpressCard/
34 or ExpressCard/54 slot, you can directly insert
the SxS memory card containing clips recorded
with this camcorder and access to the files.
For the operating requirements for the computer, see
"Using the Software" (page 13).
The SxS Device Driver Software and SxS UDF driver
software on the CD-ROM supplied with the camcorder
must be installed on your computer. Before installation,
be sure to read the enclosed SxS Device Driver Software
End-User License Agreement.
For information on installation of the driver
software, refer to the ReadMe on the supplied CD-
For support information for the driver software, visit
the following URL:
To the ExpressCard slot
SxS memory card
With a Windows computer
Check that a Removable Disk appears in My
Computer. This indicates normal status.

Operating Clips with a Computer

Computer with SxS
Device Driver
Software installed
With a Macintosh computer
An icon is displayed on the menu bar.

USB Connection with a Computer

When you connect the camcorder to a computer
using a USB cable (not supplied), the memory
card in the slot is acknowledged as an extended
drive by the computer.
When two memory cards are mounted in this
camcorder, they are acknowledged as two
independent extended drives by the computer.
USB cable
(not supplied)
• When connecting the USB cable to the computer, be
careful to check the form and direction of the USB
• The camcorder does not work on the bus power from
the computer.
To start USB connection
When a computer is connected to the PC connector of the
camcorder and at the same time an optional PHU-120R
Professional Harddisk Unit (powered from a battery) is
connected to the computer, battery exhaustion on the
PHU-120R (indicated by a Battery End warning)
disables the following.
• To guard the PHU-120R against access from the
• To disconnect the PHU-120R's cable from the
memory card slot or plug again the cable into the slot


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