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. The Pixela software is buggy, but works, but not well. If you think that because it is a USB device that it is easy to use, you are wrong.
with sony the problem starts when you have a problem
L. Finn "camera shy", 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, called 3 times each time told warranty ran out(3months) and to send it to them for $250 they would look at it.so now i have a camcorder that doesnt work and a company that doesnt...
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 for the price and the on screen picture is good. But try to move on from there. The Image Mixer software must have been written by morons.
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. The the movie images have to be converted - it takes many steps to actually be able to send mom a movie (with two kids, never!!
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. Looked on Youtube, some guy has a dazzle so tried one of these, nothing at all doing, downloading the pinnacle driver may have seized my PC as well.
SCheißprodukt, das einen guten Namen wohl gerne verschandeln darf!
11 May 2013
Summary: Die Cam zeichnet nicht wie vorgesehen auf DVD's auf, geht nur mit AV-Kabel, aber das habe ich nicht mit, wenn ich auf dem Balkon oder außer Haus aufnehme, NAchträglich gibt es keinen Datenbestand auf der Cam, wenn ich sie mit AV-Kabel anschließe. Ewige Fehlermeldungen, wenn keine DVD eingelegt ist bzw. weil diese nicht formatierbar ist. Es gibt Spuren der Bearbeitung auf der DVD, die sind abr nicht weiter verwertbar!