Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:32 PM
I have a Sony Cyber Shot W150 digital camera. Over the past 2 years I have shot some small video clips periodically that I thought were uploaded to my desktop at the same time as the still images whenever I placed the memory stick into my printer's card reader. Today, I went to go look at some of those video clips and found out that they are no where to be found on my hard drive. In fact, when I went to the folders where I thought they were, there was a missing file. For example, Sony applies a number to each file as a name. Files DSC101 and DSC103 may be sitting next to each other, but file DSC102 is missing......the video clip.
After I discovered the problem I noticed that the only software that will see any video on the Sony Memory Stick is the software that came with the camera itself, Sony Picture Motion Browser 3.0. This is the only software that will transfer the video clips; Canon's ZoomBrowser and Windows Explorer don't even see the video on the camera. That's the reason why I'm having this problem, I never used Sony's software and the other programs never gave me an error message or warning that the video clips were not being transferred to the computer.
I have searched for all video on my computer with no luck. I have searched for all MPEG's, again with no luck. I have checked the options for the folders just to make sure that MPEG's can be seen as well as making sure that all hidden files can be seen.
I guess I have a couple of questions:
1. Why is Sony Picture Motion Browser the only software that will transfer the video clips to my hard drive? The files are MPEG1.
2. I never received an error message, so is it possible the video clips (MPEG1 files) are on my hard drive somewhere or in a folder that I can't see?