Preparing a computer
Step 1 Checking the computer
Microsoft Windows XP SP3
Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, or Intel
Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster (Intel Core
2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster is required when
processing FX or FH movies, and Intel Core
2 Duo 2.40 GHz or faster is required when
processing PS movies.)
However, Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or faster is
sufficient for the following operations:
Importing the movies and photos to the
One Touch Disc Burn
Creating a Blu-ray disc/AVCHD
disc/DVD-video (Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz
or faster is required when creating a DVD
video by converting high definition image
quality (HD) to standard definition image
Copying a disc
Processing only the movies with standard
definition image quality (STD)
DirectX 9.0c or later (This product is based
on DirectX technology. It is necessary to have
For Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or
more is recommended.)
However, 256 MB or more is sufficient for
processing only the movies with standard
definition image quality (STD).
For Windows Vista/Windows 7: 1 GB or
Disk volume required for installation:
Approximately 500 MB (10 GB or more
may be necessary when creating AVCHD
discs. 50 GB maximum may be
necessary when creating Blu-ray discs.)
Minimum 1,024 × 768 dots
USB port (this must be provided as standard,
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compatible)), Blu-
ray disc/DVD burner (CD-ROM drive is
necessary for installation) Either NTFS or
exFAT file system is recommended as the
hard disk file system.
Standard installation is required. Operation is
not assured if the OS has been upgraded or in a
64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not
supported. Windows Image Mastering API
(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or newer is required to use disc
creation function, etc.
Starter (Edition) is not supported.
Faster processor is recommended.
Operation with all computer environments is
When using a Macintosh
The supplied software "PMB" is not
supported by Macintosh computers. To
import the movies and photos to the
computer, please contact Apple Inc.
Step 2 Installing the supplied
Install "PMB" before connecting your
camcorder to a computer.
If a version of "PMB" under 5.0.00 has been
installed on your computer, you may be unable
to use some functions of those "PMB" when
installing the "PMB" from the supplied CD-
ROM. Also, "PMB Launcher" is installed from
the supplied CD-ROM and you can start "PMB"
or other software by using the "PMB Launcher. "
Double-click the "PMB Launcher" short-cut