Sony Playmemories Software: what is it good for?

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sony Playmemories Software: what is it good for?
In reply to raminolta, Jan 20, 2013

raminolta wrote:

H. Paul Moon wrote:

PlayMemories is great software after the major update. It renames video files properly, automatically and on the fly during import, avoiding conflicts.

Wow, that's a great feature. Do we need a 420MB sotftware for it?

Sorry for being sarcastic but, honestly I think there is serious problem here. If video files are named the same inside the camera (unlike progressive naming of the files like the way the pictures are named) so that, they have to be renamed by a software on the computer to avoid name conflicts, that is obviously a flaw in the camera internal software. You cannot mention it as the greatness of a hallow software unless you just want to think this way no matter what.

I'm not skimpy with non-mobility hard disk space that is extremely dirt cheap and plentiful nowadays.  Life is too short for nitpicking on principles.  And when you've got tens of thousands of files, yes, the internal file numbering scheme of the NEX cameras is utterly inadequate.  PlayMemories is a fantastic application, with decent online connectivity and stellar PS3 integration.

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