Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to macap01)
I wouldn't expect to be importing material from a Camcorder. I would use a USB Card Reader for the stills. I have no idea what "PMB Portable programs" are, sorry.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 7:43 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
I have the same problem. With OS Lion the PMB Portable was working fine, but after the upgrade to Mountain Lion, it crashes. The PMB Portable is a program from Sony that installs on the cameras and make the OS compatible with Sony HD cameras. Expecting to get support. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to gdsilva)
I would be looking to Sony to produce an update to make their app work with the OS then.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 1:05 AM (in response to macap01)
Dou you have access to the file system of your camera via the finder menu? If so, just copy and paste. Or does Sony require you to use PMB in order to access the data?
Typical, two major players in the digital media business, and they cannot syncronise their bits of software.... Isn't that what software developers are paid to do?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2012 5:10 PM (in response to macap01)
Yes, I can access the file system via the finder, and for the photos I can do copy and paste without problems. For the AVCHD files the Mountain Lion aloud the view with Quick Time, but saves all the clips together and not one by one. The IMovie imports directly from the camera clip by clip. What annoys me is when I connect the camera via USB the PMB comes on automatically and crashes after a couple of seconds. Lets hope Sony comes with an update. Thanks for the replies.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2012 12:01 AM (in response to macap01)
i too have the same problem,connect the camera opens the program pmb portable and two second later closes,imovie does not load the video files
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2012 9:01 PM (in response to menico76)
Not a good fix, but I have a lion virtual machine within Parallels that allows me to at least get the movie streams off the camera. It's a pain, but until Sony releases a fix, it's at least a way to get movies off the camera.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 8:23 AM (in response to menico76)
Same issue here. Anyone have an updated solution other than running a VM in Parallels?
It's so typical of Sony to not provide a compatible companion software package & actually maintain it via updates. Not to mention the proprietary format we all struggle with converting to a compatible format & actually edit the video footage.
Ok this isn't helping the thread here, so next steps is I am diving into a workaround in the meantime & will post back any success.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 15, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to chomputer)
Hi, have you thought of installing Win7 via bootcamp? Then you could pretend to be a windows user. I know it's disgusting and perverted.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to macap01)
Today is August 3, 2013. I am having this exact problem--PMB crashes within seconds of connection since my upgrade. This thread is a year old and STILL no fix from Sony/Apple? Wow. Totally *****. My videos are in purgatory.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2013 9:27 AM (in response to p74)
I suspect that the issues is that Sony has not updated their software to use 64Bit - with Mt Lion you can not update camera firmware either because Sony software requires 32bit operations and Mt Lion no longer supports that - complain to Sony - they need to get their act together and update their software
You should be able to get the videos off the card using a card reader and the finder or iMage capture (or probably iMovie)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to p74)
try the solution as mentioned above, with iMovie and Image capture. You'll be forever waiting for an update otherwise.