Summary: Unless have no need to edit. This is completely incompatable with non-sony software. It almost works with Adobe Premier Elements, but causes crashes. To use with an Apple, you have to convert the format to MPEG (MPEG4 works best) and the signal is horribly distorted in the process.
with sony the problem starts when you have a problem
L. Finn, Amazon
23 March 2006
Summary: we were given this $900 recorder right after the birth of our child so we got some great movies of him.At 6 months we got a format error on display screen and weren't able to discharge dvd.called sony troubleshooting and not very helpful staff read from a manual which didnt apply to our model,...
Summary: First of all, for you people with a short attention span - DO NOT GET THIS CAMERA !!! Now for everyone else, this camera has been one of the biggest thorns in my side in recent memory - it started pretty good - it is easy to take video and pictures the LCD screen is good the zoom is above average...
Summary: I received the camera as a gift from my mother, so it is difficult to complain - however, I am very unhappy. The ImageMaker Pixela software is terrible. It is not user friendly at all. I tried to use Microsoft Movie Maker but you must first download the images in the Pixela software.
Summary: My works bought 3 of these, nobody could get the discs to play on PC, they sat in a cupboard for 4 years, I took one home, same issue nothing at all when loading the discs into dvd drive, nothing launches.