Importing the images from the camera or memory card to an external HDD (Hard Disk Drive)

You can import videos and photos stored on your camera or memory card to an external HDD connected to your Mac with PlayMemories Home.

Connect the external HDD to your Mac.

Start PlayMemories Home and click [File] > [Add Folder...], then add the folder of the external HDD.

Turn on your camera and connect it to your Mac using the supplied or built-in USB cable.

One Point

When you import the images from a memory card to your Mac, follow one of the below steps:

  • Insert a memory card into your camera then connect the camera to your Mac using a USB cable.
  • Insert a memory card into the memory card slot of your Mac.

Start PlayMemories Home. When your Mac recognizes a camera or memory card, [PlayMemories Home Importer] is displayed.


  • If [PlayMemories Home Importer] is not displayed, click [Tools] > [Import...].
  • If your Mac does not recognize your camera, check the settings of the camera. Make sure that the USB connection of the camera is set to [Auto] or [Mass Storage] then connect the camera to your Mac using a USB cable.

Select one of the methods to import images then click [Import] to start.

  • ASelect how you want to import images.
  • BSet a destination folder for importing images to the external HDD.

When the import process is complete, click [OK].

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