If the operating system on your computer is Windows Vista or earlier, you cannot play AVCHD format movies just by connecting directly to your computer via Explorer, etc. To play them back on the computer, compatible playback software needs to be installed to your computer.
Movie files can be read/played back by using the PlayMemories Home software.
NOTE: 3D movies recorded with the 3D-compatible camcorder are played back as 2D movies on the computer if you use the PlayMemories Home software Ver.1.0.10 or older. To play back 3D movies, update the PlayMemories Home software to Ver.1.2.00 or higher. If you write them back to the camcorder, they are played back as 3D movies.
Use the PlayMemories Home software Ver.1.3.02 or newer on a Windows 8 computer.