Sony HDR-XR260VE - downloading to a portable hard disc
by yorickk - 10/19/12 8:19 PM
I have a Sony HDR-XR260VE Handicam with a Hard Drive. I have found an annoying feature in an otherwise excellent product. When downloading from the hard disc in the handicam to an external portable hard disc it appears that this can only be done once. After downloading (it was done at the Sony shop when I purchased the special connector required to connect the handicam to the portable disc) I subsequently reformatted the portable disc to NTFS so I could use it for another purpose. Later I tried to use it again on the handicam. It reformatted to FAT32 ok and also created the necessary folders but downloaded nothing because there were no new videos. I found that I could still download to a PC again but do not want to carry a heavy laptop around with me everywhere! This means that if for some reason the portable hard disc fails or is lost it is not possible to download to a new one.