How to Download an Everio Camera's Video to a PC

By Brenton Shields

JVC's Everio line of camcorders have been around for quite some time and are relatively inexpensive choices for amateur filmmakers wanting to put their footage on video-sharing sites like YouTube or to send in emails to family members, storing video clips either on an internal hard drive (HDD) or an SD memory card. These camcorders come in several different varieties, with standard-definition and high-definition models available, and there are two very easy ways to transfer video from your camera to your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • JVC Everio camcorder
  • SD memory card
  • USB cable with Mini-B connector
  • PC

From an SD Card

Step 1

Insert the SD card into the Everio's SD card slot and set the camera to record onto the SD card, which can be done through the camera's main menu (consult the camera's owner's manual for instructions specific to your model) and record any clips.

Step 2

Remove the SD card from the camera and insert it into your computer's SD card slot. If your computer does not have one, you will need to purchase an external card reader.

Step 3

Go to the "Computer" menu of your PC and look under the "Drives with Removable Storage" tab to find the SD card, which should be labeled as an "F:" or "E:" drive. Open this folder to find the clips from your Everio.

Step 4

Drag and drop (or copy and paste) the desired video files onto a location on your PC.

From an HDD

Step 1

Connect the camcorder to your PC using the Mini-B USB cable. The Mini-B end (the small end) of the cable will go into your camcorder's USB port while the larger end of the cable will go into your PC's USB port.

Step 2

Power on your camera and open the LCD viewfinder and select the "Connect to PC" option.

Step 3

A wizard will pop up on your PC; select the "Open Folder to View Files" option.

Step 4

Open the "DCIM" folder to find your video files you've recorded onto your Everio's HDD. Simply drag and drop (or copy and paste) the desired videos into a specified location on your PC.