Before you Begin: Importing Video from the Legria FS406

You should import the video using a USB connection and the File Transfer Utility Software (on the CD). You will then have mpeg2 files to work with . If you get the files from the SD card, they will have the extension ‘.mod‘. It’s possible to change these into mpeg2 files  simply by changing the extension to ‘.mpg‘, but the resultant files may be missing some information.

1. Create a folder on your computer where you plan to store all your files for this video project.

Create a new folder for all your project files
Create a new folder for all your project files

 

2.  Connect the camcorder to the power supply.

Plug in the power supply
Plug in the power supply

 

3. Turn on the camcorder.

Turn on the camcorder
Turn on the camcorder

 

4. Switch it to playback mode.

Switch the camcorder to playback mode
Switch the camcorder to playback mode

 

5. Attach the USB cable to the computer and then to the camcorder.

Connect the camcorder to the computer
Connect the camcorder to the computer

 

6. After a few seconds, the camcorder display should show that the camera is connected and a warning will appear on the screen. It may, however, take your computer several seconds to recognize the camcorder.

Do not switch off or disconnect the camcorder
Do not switch off or disconnect the camcorder

 

7. The File Transfer Utility should open automatically on your computer. If it doesn’t, you can open it by double-clicking the appropriate item on the desktop.

 

8. When the transfer utility program opens, select Video File Import.

Select Video Import
Select Video Import

 

9. Then click on settings and then preferences and select the folder you created for your project as the import destination.  Once that is done, click on ‘OK’ on both dialogue boxes.

Select Settings and thenPreferences
Select ‘Settings’ and then ‘Preferences’

 

Click on Browse and select the folder you created for this project.
Click on ‘Browse’ and select the folder you created for this project.

 

10. Select import all videos.

 

Select Import All videos
Select ‘Import All videos’

 

11. After the import process is finished, select OK to view your files in the folder.  If everything is OK, you can disconnect the camera by clicking on the ‘Remove Hardware’ icon on your desktop toolbar and then clicking on the drive the camcorder is connected to. Wait for the safe to remove dialogue box to appear.

Click on the Remove Hardware icon and then select the appropriate drive
Click on the ‘Remove Hardware’ icon and then select the appropriate drive

 

Wait for the Safe to Remove; dialogue box to appear
Wait for the ‘Safe to Remove’ dialogue box to appear

 

12. You can now disconnect the Camcorder. When the camcorder’s playback display has returned, you can turn it off.

After disconnecting the camcorder, when you see that the playback display has returned, it is safe to turn the camera off and disconnect the power supply.
After disconnecting the camcorder, when you see that the playback display has returned, it is safe to turn the camera off and disconnect the power supply.

 

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