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Anyone here use late model SONY digital cameras? Need software advice.

Old Apr 16th 2014, 10:15 am
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Default Anyone here use late model SONY digital cameras? Need software advice.

Got a Sony RX100 camera.

Currently using Sony's Play Memories software to download video and still images to my computer. Wondering if there is something better out there?
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Are you Apple or Windows

Apple iMovies does most of what I want from a variety of cameras (Sony camcorders, Canon EOS DSLRs etc).
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If Windows - no real need to use 'software', just plug into your laptop, it'll display in Explorer as your E, F, G drive etc - just open the appropriate folder and click and drag, or copy/paste.
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Default Re: Anyone here use late model SONY digital cameras? Need software advice.

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If Windows - no real need to use 'software', just plug into your laptop, it'll display in Explorer as your E, F, G drive etc - just open the appropriate folder and click and drag, or copy/paste.
My mistake, just reread the OP. I thought I read edit.
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Are you Apple or Windows

Apple iMovies does most of what I want from a variety of cameras (Sony camcorders, Canon EOS DSLRs etc).
Windows 8
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If Windows - no real need to use 'software', just plug into your laptop, it'll display in Explorer as your E, F, G drive etc - just open the appropriate folder and click and drag, or copy/paste.
Was thinkin that maybee there was 3rd party software that provided higher quality file transfer ??
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Was thinkin that maybee there was 3rd party software that provided higher quality file transfer ??
Whatever you use, it'll be the quality of the device that recorded the stuff.

The quality only changes if you convert it.

So if you don't want to shrink the file size or anything like that, you can just drag and drop it to where ever you want it stored.
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Whatever you use, it'll be the quality of the device that recorded the stuff.

The quality only changes if you convert it.

So if you don't want to shrink the file size or anything like that, you can just drag and drop it to where ever you want it stored.
Quality can only go down from when you captured it.

Propriety software is almost always worse than third party.

My suggestion - transfer to laptop (or whatever) then apply software etc.
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My suggestion - transfer to laptop (or whatever) then apply software etc.
Is there a transfer software that most Pros use (for Sony cameras) ?

I don't apply any software to modify/edit the videos or pics, as I am pretty noob when it comes to photography.
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Is there a transfer software that most Pros use (for Sony cameras) ?

I don't apply any software to modify/edit the videos or pics, as I am pretty noob when it comes to photography.
What format do you save them on the camera?
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What format do you save them on the camera?
AVCHD for video
JPEG for stills

Camera will also shoot in MP4 and various resolutions. I just stuck with the default which is the AVCHD.
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jpeg you can just drag and drop to the computer, which would be best.

For video, I don't know much about AVCHD, but mp4 is top quality for the size and I'd probably use that and just drag and drop it to your computer as well.

You only need to flap about and convert the file if you want to create a dvd to play on stand alone players.
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