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Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable

You Pay: $18.99
Product Highlights
  • For 2010-2012 Sony Handycam Camcorders
  • Handycam Must Have USB Mini-B Terminal
  • Not Compatible with USB Multi Terminal
  • Required for Sony's Direct Copy Function
  • Transfer Content to an External USB HDD
  • Access Content from an External USB HDD
  • Use Handycam for Video Playback on HDTV
  • Transfer Video from Handycam to Your PC
  • Compact Design with a Tangle-Free Cable

Sony's VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable is compatible with any 2010-2012 Sony Handycam camcorders (except Bloggie) with Sony's Direct Copy function. The VMC-UAM1 cable and Direct Copy function allow you to transfer your media files from your camcorder directly to an optional external USB hard disk drive (HDD) without using a computer. Just connect the cable to the USB mini-B connection on the camcorder and to the USB Type A connection on the external USB HDD. You can also use the VMC-UAM1 cable with your Handycam camcorder to access videos stored on an optional external USB HDD for playback on an HDTV. This allows you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features to view stored footage.

Works with Sony's Direct Copy function so you can transfer video content from your camcorder directly to an optional external USB HDD for quick backup without using a computer
The VMC-UAM1 lets you use your camcorder to directly access videos stored on an optional external USB HDD for playback on your HDTV
Also allows you to copy video content directly to your PC
Compatible with USB (mini-B) port on your Sony Handycam camcorder and a USB plug going to a storage device or PC
The cable is long enough for easy connectivity, but short enough to remain tangle-free
Cable is not compatible with Handycam camcorders that feature the Sony USB Multi Terminal
Compatibility 2010 Sony Handycam camcorders with Direct Copy and a USB mini-B terminal
2011 Sony Handycam camcorders with Direct Copy and a USB mini-B terminal
2012 Sony Handycam camcorders with Direct Copy and a USB mini-B terminal
Connector 1 USB plug (mini-B)
Connector 2 USB port (type-A)
Cable Length 4" (100 mm)
Weight 5 oz (13 g)
Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyVMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable
     
    4.4

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (12)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Well built / quality (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (13)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (8), Parent (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (20)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent Product Works Great

      This Cable is intended to be used for utilizing the direct copy feature in my SONY HDR-CX150 camera.When i connected the cable the camera automatically detects the cable and i used to connect my USB...Read complete review

      This Cable is intended to be used for utilizing the direct copy feature in my SONY HDR-CX150 camera.When i connected the cable the camera automatically detects the cable and i used to connect my USB Flash drive for transferring the photos from camera .It works great without any issues.

      Do not waste your money by purchasing non branded cables as this one is custom made for SONY cameras only.Through it is pricey but u can be cool as it is from SONY and you money is worth

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Sony Blunder

      Sony has made a significant blunder here that can lead to damaging your camera. This cable and the direct download option work great. It even continues the sequential naming of takes AFTER having reformatted...Read complete review

      Sony has made a significant blunder here that can lead to damaging your camera. This cable and the direct download option work great. It even continues the sequential naming of takes AFTER having reformatted the memory. However this is not a USB Mini-B to USB A cable as described and the connector on the side of the camera is not a USB Mini-B. Both the camera connector and the Mini end of the cable are USB Mini-A. If you look closely at the photo of the cable you can see the "A" designation. A Mini-B cable can be forced into the connector but it is the wrong cable. This cable is a great addition to the camera but do not use a Mini-B cable in it's place as Sony suggests is possible. Also, I have tried two outboard drives and the camera can power neither. They are both 1 TB, 7200 rpm drives which might be the problem but if the powering is that marginal I wouldn't risk it.

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      5.0

      Vital cable for archiving raw video

      By Stormin' Norman

      from East Central Minnesota

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Interface With Camcorder
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

          I used the cable to store raw video on a 1.5 TB portable hard drive which was powered by the camera.

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          5.0

          Movie download must have

          By Kathi

          from East Petersburg, PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Interface With Camcorder

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

            Used to connect SONY camcorder to external hard drive/flash drive. Would be nice to have as an included item with the camcorder. Also, SONY told me it wouldn't work with a flash drive, but IT DOES!

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            4.0

            it does the job

            By nick

            from Montreal Canada

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                can link harddrive to the camera, but you still need a power source for your hard drive.

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                5.0

                Perfect for video transfer to hard drive

                By Herrera

                from Indiana

                About Me Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                  If you own the a sony camcorder and wish to use the Direct to Hard drive feature you need one of thse cables. Using a non-sony cable will NOT work. This cable makes it possible to transfer your videos from the camcorder to an external hard drive WITHOUT the need of a computer. It's perfect for vacations. Instead of taking a laptop to transfer your videos off the camera you only need to take an external hard drive with you. Transfer the videos off your camcorder, then delete them off the camcorder and you can record some more.

                  Only downside is the hard drive you use will be formated by the sony camcorder the first time you use it so if you have any data on it it will get deleted. Still a much easier way to travel then having to bring a laptop or having to connect to a PC while on the go.

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                  4.0

                  very handy cable

                  By marcb

                  from minneapolis, mn

                  About Me Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Interface With Camcorder

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                    was able to connect video camera directly to Western Digital hard drive and transfer all video files over very easily.

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                    5.0

                    works perfectly

                    By julie7

                    from nj

                    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                      solved my problem.it easily transfers my videos to the hard drive.

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                      5.0

                      This is the ONLY cable that will work

                      By fUzZy pHoTo ©

                      from DFW Texas

                      About Me Mostly a Prosumer user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • A little pricey but fair

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                          For your Sony Camcorder, don't buy one off of the auction site as a "look-alike" as it wont work. No idea what is different, but the Sony cable is the only one that will work!
                          Trusted buyer on B&H, great processing and shipping!

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                          5.0

                          a MUST Have for Sony HDR-CX110

                          By Mal the C

                          from Wollongong, Australia

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup data
                            • Home Movies
                            • Travel
                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                            No PC needed for USB storage DIRECT from camcorder.
                            I had to get a 3rd party partitioning program to get a FAT32 1.5TB partition on my Seagate portable USB HDD. Windows will not go above 32GB for FAT32. NTFS will not work with the camcorder.
                            B&H to the rescue with price ~1/3 here.

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                            1.0

                            Sony Blunder

                            By AlanB

                            from Venice, CA

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                              Sony has made a significant blunder here that can lead to damaging your camera. This cable and the direct download option work great. It even continues the sequential naming of takes AFTER having reformatted the memory. However this is not a USB Mini-B to USB A cable as described and the connector on the side of the camera is not a USB Mini-B. Both the camera connector and the Mini end of the cable are USB Mini-A. If you look closely at the photo of the cable you can see the "A" designation. A Mini-B cable can be forced into the connector but it is the wrong cable. This cable is a great addition to the camera but do not use a Mini-B cable in it's place as Sony suggests is possible. Also, I have tried two outboard drives and the camera can power neither. They are both 1 TB, 7200 rpm drives which might be the problem but if the powering is that marginal I wouldn't risk it.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              connects hard drive to your camcorder

                              By syl the videographer

                              from paris france

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                to back up videos on the move
                                Easy to use
                                cameras only supports FAT32 but formats your drive to this standard
                                you need to use the camera power adapter when using a Hard disk !

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                                5.0

                                VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable by Sony

                                By HENTOR

                                from Pacific NW

                                Verified Buyer

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                                      Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                      It works as it's intended to do. The thing that was upsetting is you still need a USB cord IN ADDITION to this adapter! This kind of thing drives me crazy, as I am now forced to buy two accesories (this and a USB.) It seems all my other USB cables are like this, they have a specific plug at the other end that renders them useless for anything else. BOO, SONY, for forcing me to spend even more money.

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                                      5.0

                                      great cable

                                      By bronxjeeper

                                      from Bronx

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                      • Quality Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Handycam back up
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                        Hard to find cable lets you use the Direct Copy feature on newer Sony Handycams.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works

                                        By Bernie

                                        from Northeast PA

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Interface With Camcorder

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Movies
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                          Works as advertized with Sony video camera to transfer movies quickly.

                                          However device should have been a standard $2.00 mini to female usb adapter. Tried one didn't work. Sony did some cross connecting. Typical!!!!!

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                                          5.0

                                          Life saver on Safari

                                          By Riverrat

                                          from Clearwater, Mn.

                                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                          • Improves Performance
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Quality Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                            What a dandy piece of equipment. I had the task of documenting the opening of a school and dining hall for a village in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The last thing I needed to happen was to have no back up of the events. There would be no way to recreate such a wonderful event. Having the ability to back up all the activities on a portable hard drive was fast an easy. The camera was able to power the hard drive and the incremental back up worked great. You don't have to travel 10,000 miles to see the value of the cable. Don't leave home without it.

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                                            5.0

                                            Best in Class

                                            By Kynho

                                            from Orlando, FL

                                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                              This product, for me, is a great chance to carry my camcorder without carry my laptop. Works perfect !

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                                              2.0

                                              Another one?

                                              By Rej

                                              from KSA

                                              About Me Video Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Travel

                                                Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                                Why can't SONY just include this in the standard package of their HANDYCAM's?

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                                                5.0

                                                Very good

                                                By AABBAS

                                                from ON , CANADA

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                                    I use it whith my sony camcorder HDCX110

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent Product Works Great

                                                    By Satish

                                                    from Alameda,CA

                                                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Great product and works G

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                                        This Cable is intended to be used for utilizing the direct copy feature in my SONY HDR-CX150 camera.When i connected the cable the camera automatically detects the cable and i used to connect my USB Flash drive for transferring the photos from camera .It works great without any issues.

                                                        Do not waste your money by purchasing non branded cables as this one is custom made for SONY cameras only.Through it is pricey but u can be cool as it is from SONY and you money is worth

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Sony USB adapter cable

                                                        By jack

                                                        from KC

                                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Use

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Travel

                                                          Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                                          Cable works great, It is a requirment to be able to down load to an external hard drive. I tried several other cables with no resualts. This cable worked great [...]

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                                                          4.0

                                                          USB adapter for external hard drive

                                                          By enginedriver

                                                          from Modesto, Ca

                                                          About Me Amatuer, Parent, Tech Savvy

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Use
                                                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Travel
                                                            • Using hard drive

                                                            Comments about Sony VMC-UAM1 USB Adapter Cable:

                                                            Read the directions before use. Sony recommends that it be used in a specific way. It will power a small portable hard drive when the camcorder is connected to a power source. Tech support recommends using smaller hard drives (320 or 500 GB) when using this function.

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