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Registered: ‎01-19-2017
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Sony a5100 Unable to transfer videos to computer

Got my Sony a5100 for almost a year now, and had successfully transferred videos from my camera to my computer via the usual USB connection. However, lately when I had tried to transfer the videos I had filmed, only the photos were appearing and the videos that I had filmed did not appear in the subfiles at all. Did a check when I unplugged the USB connection to see if the videos were still on my camera playback, they appear as usual and I could play them with no error too. Any one facing the same issue, or is able to help with recovering the videos I had filmed? I would love to edit all my videos but they are just stuck in my camera for the longest time. T_T



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Registered: ‎10-21-2014
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Re: Sony a5100 Unable to transfer videos to computer

Hi Irenestar92,


Thank you for considering Sony Community!


You can find the videos by navigating through the folders below:


For AVCHD video:

  1. Click the PRIVATE folder.
  2. Click the AVCHD folder.
  3. Click the BDMV folder.
  4. Clock the STREAM folder.


For Standard Definition (SD) video:

  1. Click the MP_ROOT folder.
  2. Click the 101PNV01 folder.


You can also use the PlayMemories Home software to transfer files from your camera to a computer.



For further assistance, please contact the Sony offices/Sony representative offices nearest to your place of residence in Asia Pacific region at Due to proximity, they are in a better position to respond to your questions or concerns.


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Registered: ‎03-04-2018
Message 3 of 4 (715 Views)

Re: Sony a5100 Unable to transfer videos to computer

Hey! I would like to ask you, I tried to go into files how you said, on the computer and I found my video in AVCHD but that is not even folder but Quick Time Player which opens my videos like clips. I can not transform them into my computer. Even I tried to transform videos from my camera to phone trough application, only pictures transformed not videos. What I can do? Is some other way how to get them from camera to computer, or change settings in my camera? Thanks

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Registered: ‎01-08-2015
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Re: Sony a5100 Unable to transfer videos to computer

Except for MPEGs, Sony records and stores HD videos in multiple files in the folder structure similar to what you'd find on a Blu-ray disk. There isn't one file you can click on in order to play an HD (or better) video you recorded with a Sony camera. You need to use Sony's PlayMemories Home to transfer your HD videos to a computer,

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