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Sony DCR-SR42 Handycam® Operating Manual Page 27

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Hard disk: Available free hard disk space
for installation required: Approximately
600 MB (for creating a DVD, 5 GB or
more may be required)
Display: DirectX 7 or later-compatible
video card, Minimum 1024 × 768 dots,
High Color (16 bit color)
USB port (this must be provided
as standard), Disc drive that can burn
DVDs (CD-ROM drive required for
software installation)
• Even in a computer environment where the
operations are guaranteed, frames may be
dropped from movies, resulting in uneven
playback. However, imported images and images
on a DVD created subsequently will not be
• Operations are not guaranteed, even on computers
fulfilling the above system requirements.
• Picture Motion Browser does not support 5.1ch
surround sound reproduction. The sound is
reproduced in 2ch sound.
• If you use a Notebook computer, connect it to the
AC Adaptor as the power source. Otherwise, the
software will not work properly due to the power
saving function of the computer.
Installing software
You need to install the software to your
Windows computer before connecting
your camcorder to the computer. The
installation is required only for the first time.
Provide the camcorder and the Handycam
Station, and a USB cable beforehand.
Contents to be installed and procedures may
differ depending on your OS.
1 Confirm that your camcorder is not
connected to the computer.
2 Turn on the computer.
• Log on as Administrators for installation.
• Close all applications running on the
computer before installing the software.
3 Place the supplied CD-ROM in the disc
drive of your computer.
The installation screen appears.
If the screen does not appear
1Click [Start], then click [My Computer].
(For Windows 2000, double-click [My
2Double-click [SONYPICTUTIL (E:)] (CD-
ROM) (disc drive).*
* Drive names (such as (E:)) may vary
depending on the computer.
4 Click [Install].
5 Select the language for the application to
be installed, then click [Next].
6 Check your area and country/region, then
click [Next].
• The software is set up for your selected
7 Read [License Agreement], select [I
accept the terms of the license agreement]
when you agree, then click [Next].
8 Set the camcorder onto the Handycam
Station, then turn the POWER switch to
turn on.
9 Connect the Handycam Station to your
computer using the supplied USB cable,
then click [Next] on the connection
confirmation screen.
Even if a screen prompting you to restart
your computer appears, you do not need to
restart it at this time. Restart your computer
after completing the installation.


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